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INDEX. 



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Appointments Confirmed. 

Page 

Walter Kimball, City Comptroller 5 

S. A. Irvin, Counsel to the Corporation • . . ... 5 

Joseph Gray, Board of Guardians Reform School- . 20 

Henry Smith, Board of Guardians Reform School 20 

George E. Cooper, Police Constable 20 

C. C. Chase, School Agent 21 

Casper Gehring, Special Constable 5th Ward 24 

W. P. Comstock, Special Constable for Board Public Works 44 

George Knerr, Pound Keeper S. D 97 

Philip Hiltz, Pound Keeper N. D 116 

John S. Zimmerman, Clerk pro tern - 121 

Nicholas Braren, Special Constable 14th Wavd 129 

Charles Tunnicliff, Special Police Constable 169 

J. S. Duff, Special Police Constable 169 

A. P. Brown, Special Police Constable 169 

E. W. Pratt, Special Police Constable 169 

G. W. Bonham, Pound Master, S. D 169 

^ Michael Hogan, Janitor . 203 • 

E. I. Tinkham, Appraiser of School lots 231 

Enos Ayers, Appraiser of School lots 231 

| T. Shergold, Appraiser of School lots , 281 

Charles Hovel, Pound Keeper N. D 250 

Mark Skinner, Board of Guardians Reform School 251 

E. S. Wells, Board of Guardians Reform School 251 

Wm. Warnick, Pound Keeper, S. D : 270 

Appointments Withdrawn. 

Caspar Gehring, Special Constable, 5th Ward 97 

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Appropriation Bill. 

f General for 18G5 50 

Assessment Rolls Confirmed. 

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For Sidewalk— e. s. Blanchard from 19th to 20th Streets 6 

44 " «. a. Archer Road from Deering Street to South Fork of River 6 

! " " e. s, Cottage Grove Avenue from 22d to 23d Street 6 

" Planking Calhoun Place between Dearborn and State Streets (> 

" " Alleys in B. 142 S. S. Add 6 

" Paving Wells from Madison to Van Buren Streets 9 

" " Wolcott Street from Kinzie to Michigan Streets 21 

1 44 Planking Alleys in B. 142 S. S. Add 61 

44 Deficiency in former assessment for Lamp Posts on W. Water, frem Kinzie Street to West Indiana 70 

I \ 44 Lamo Posts on W. 18th Street from Canal Street to the River 70 

44 * 44 Canal Street from 16th to 18th Street 70 

44 Planking Calhoun Place between Dearborn and State Streets 70 

| 44 Paving Wabash Avenue from Randolph Street to 22d Street 70 

44 Lamp Posts on Oak Street from Green Bay Street to Lake Michigan 70 

V <4 Extension of Vine Street ,. 70 

I 44 Paving Randolph Street from Halsted Street to West Water Street 86 

44 Paving Michigan from Cass to Clark street 86 

44 14 Dearborn from Madison to Monroe street 86 

44 Planking W. 12th street from Beach to Canal street 114 

' 4 Remacadamizing Canal from Adams to 12th street 114 

44 Planking Court Place in B. 37 O. T 114 

\- ' 44 Macadamizing Chicago avenue from Clark street to River 114 

44 Planking Couch Place in B. 32 O. T 114 

44 Curbing and filling Erie from Clark to La Salle street 114 

44 Planking alley in B. 103 and 104 S. S. Add 114 

44 Lamp Posts on Archer Road, from State street to Stewart avenue . .114 

44 Paving part of Haddock Place, B. 8, Ft. Dearborn Add 114 

44 Planking Alley, B. 27, S, S. Add 114 

44 Opening an alley midway between State street and Wabash avenue, from the north line of Springer's 
Addition to Sixteenth street « 130 



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PUN 

for Planking south lin.lt' of alley in block 7, Furl Hcarborn Addition 1<'><> 

" Curbing both eld en of Monroe street from (Murk Direct to Market street 130 

" Garbing and paving, frith irooden blooV pavement, Bi uth Water street From VTabaib avenue to Mich* 

Igan avenue 130 

" Graveling Nortli ( lark street from North avenue to Its Intersccti" t wit li Wells street VAU 

" Planking ('ouch place, In block ::.'>, Original Town of Chicago V'A) 

" Planking alley In block A, WolcotiVj Addition to Chicago 180 

" Planking aUeyi In block 13, Butler, av ri ^I't and Web«t< r'i kddltloo to 01 1 it 180 

" IManklng Couch place, In block :!|, Original Town of Chicago l«JO 

" IManklng alley In block 1 I, WoleollV Addition lo Chicago 180 

" Planking Benton place, bcl u ecu Sin treetaud Wabash avenue 180 

" Paving, with irooden block pavement, South Water itreet, from (Mark hi reel to Pranklln itreel 180 

" Opening an allcv IhTOOgb DUN I fl i, School Section addition to Chicago, from Jefferson street, to Dcb- 
plalnes street 180 

44 Planking alley In blook LI. Woloott's vddition t o Chicago 180 

14 IManklng alleys in blocks '2 and 28. School Section Addition to Chicago 180 

" The erection of Lamp Posts on Oak street, from \\'ell> sheet to LaSalle street 180 

" Opening an alley 16 feet wide, through block 22, Duncan's Addition to Chicago, from Van Bono street 

to Tyler street 130 

*' Paving N. Wells, from the Kiver to Kin/i -ireet ,:;t> 

" Extension of West Hinsdale street 14° 

44 Paving Van Buren from State street to Michigan avenue 184 

" Extension of 18U) street to grounds of Illinois Central Railroad J84 

44 " Bunker street to Deaplaines etreet l ,r ^ 

" Paving Calhoun place in block f>6, O. T l ,rj * 

44 Opening alley south from 23d street, between Michigan and Indiana avenues 15* 

" Begravellng Michigan avenue from Lake street, to Park Place JW 

41 Widening Halsted street from 26th street, to City Limits J*" 

" Filling, grading and planking alley In south half of Block 48, School Section Addition I-' 4 

4i " " " " Blocks 120 and 180, " M " JJj 

" Curbing and paving Wells street, from Van Buren to Taylor street • I" 1 

44 Widening alley running nortli and south between State street and Wabash avenue, from 12th to ' 

Fourteenth street 

" Filling, grading and planking alley in Block 14, W# and WJrf of N E \.{ of section 17, 88, 14 .JOB 

" Grading and planking Lumber street, from lot I, Block 4, section 21 to Pittsburg, Fort Wayne & Chi- ^ 

cago Railroad Track 186 

" Curbing and paving Clark street, from Chicago avenue to the river • •; ' *'V£? 

" The extension and widening of Ullmann street, between Thirty-first street and the City Limits. lap 

Curbing, filling, grading and planking alley9 in Block 4, Fort Dearborn Addition !•>;> 

44 Filling, grading and planking alley in Block AO, Woicott's Addition .15.J 

44 Filling, grading and planking alley running east and west in Block 62, Sec. 7 

44 Filling, grading and planking alley in block 85 Woicott's Addition • ***> 

44 Curbing, filling and paving Van Bur en street from State street to the river *»» 

44 The extension of Park avenue to Western avenue ' 

44 Filling, grading and planking part of Haddock place in block 2'), Original Town of Chicago lj» 

44 The extension of W"allace street to Thirty-first street 

Filling, grading and planking alley in block It, Frac. Sec 15 Addition 

" Curbing, filling and paving South Wells street, from Lake street to South Water street ■■•* s * ) 

44 Planking the alley betwen Aberdeen and Rucker streets, in S. % block 27, W. % and W. % of N. B. 

1 of Sec. 17, 39, 14 J*>? 

44 Paving LaSalle street from Washington to Madison street J®* 

44 Filling a pond near Grand Haven slip, in block A, Stone's Sub-division of Astor's Addition 1* > 

44 Paving Madison street from Halsted street to the tunnel bridge • 14 * 

44 Private drains on Michigan street, between Cass and Clark streets; and on Dearborn street, between 

Madison and Monroe streets **? 

" Extension of Third avenue south to Fourteenth street ±*j| 

44 Paring Canal street from Lake street to Madison street 

" Planking West Twelfth street from Beach street to Canal street 

44 Planking Couch place in block 32 Original Town 

44 Extension of Coventry street to North avenue lij: 

4 * Private drains on Wabash avenue between Randolph and Twenty-Second streets «j| 

44 Extension of Dearborn street from Monroe to Jackson street - • • • •**J{ 

44 Sidewalk on the north side of Twelfth street, between Desplalnes and Halstead streets 

44 44 on both sides of Morgan street, between Jacksen and Van Buren streets ««J 

44 44 on the north side of Washington street, between Oakley and Leavitt streets 

44 44 on the north side of Washington street, between Hoyne and Robey streets »w 

44 4 4 on the east side of Carpenter street, between Lake and Madison streets 

44 44 on both sides of Rumsey street, from Chicago avenue to Clarinda street j-ty 

4 4 4 4 on the west side of Oakley street, between Lake street and lot 1, B. 56, Sec. 7 j«" 

4 * " on the east side of Throop street, between Adams and Jackeon streets . ™£ 

44 44 on the west side of Desplaines street, between 12th and DeKoven streets 

44 4 4 on the north side of Park avenue, between Hoyne and Leavitt streets |»" 

44 44 on the north side of Jackson street, between Aberdeen and Rucker streets j|* 

4 4 44 on the south side of Bunker street, between Jefferson and Desplaines streets. . •••••••• • ■■ 

44 4 4 on the north side of Jackson street, between Throop street and lot 34, B. 16, Vv .% ana « v - 

% n. e. Sec. 17 :r *«••*•; ¥& 

4 4 4 * on the south side of Park avenue, between Robey street and lot 22, B. 53, Sec. 7. *w 

?* 44 on Ada street, fronting lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, in Mrs. Rattray's Sub-division in Sec. 8 uv 

44 Lamp Posts on St. John's place, between Fultoa and Carroll streets *;L 

" " *■ on Jackson street, between Aberdeen and Morgan streets |'x 

44 44 on Morgan street, between Hubbard and Indiana streets jic 

" " " on Halsted street, between Chicago avenue and Indiana street 

5 * " " on Robey street, between Walnut and Lake streets J\i ft 

" 44 4 4 on Illinois street, between Wells and La Salle streets j£j 

'* 44 44 en Bryan place, between Randolph and Lake streets *S 

" 44 44 on Carroll street, between Reuben street and St. John's Place "If 

44 on Reuben street, between Madison and Lake streets 

" 44 4 4 on Indiana street, between Halsted and Morgan streets 14 



index. iii 

Page 

For Lamp Posts on N. W. corner of Lake street and St. John's place 170 

<< ** "on Washington street, between Elizabeth and Sheldon streets 170 

" " " on Fulton street, between Halsted and Green streets 170 

u n « 0Q p ark a y enue> between Hoyne and Wood streets 170 

" \ " on Morgan street, between Twelfth and a point 860 feet south 170 

<< c« "on Twelfth street, between Morgan street and Blue Island avenue 170 

" " " on Wood street, between Lake and Hubbard streets 170 

" " " on Clinton street, between Madison and Washington streets 170 

" Sidewalk Repairs on Bunker street, between Desplaines and Halsted streets 171 

" on Michigan avenue and Archer road 171 

" on Madison and Green streets, fronting block 2, Duncan's Addition 171 

" on Halsted and Jackson streets, fronting block 11, Duncan's Addition 171 

" on Coolidge street, between Throop and Loomis streets 171 

" " " on Chicago avenue 171 

** {" " on Madison street, between Robey and Hoyne streets 17 L 

41 " " on Weod street... 171 

" on Indiana street, from Paulina to Wood street 171 

" " " on Division street 171 

" on Milwaukee avenue, in Sec. S 171 

" on Milwaukee avenue, in Sec. 6 171 

on Wesson street 171 

*' " " on Fulton street, between Union and Halsted streets 171 

" in front of lot 1, B. 8, S. W. X, Sec. 8, 39, 14 171 

on Randolph street, between Sangamon and Morgan streets 17L 

" on the east side of Prairie avenue 171 

on the east side of Canal street 171 

on Lake street, between Halsted and Green streets 171 

* on Jackson street, between Sangamon and Morgan streets 171 

on Throop street, between Madison and Monroe streets 171 

f " on Sangamon street, between Randolph and Lake streets 171 

<t on Cottage Grove avenue, from Douglas place to Egan avenue 171 

4( " on Huron street, between Sedgwick and Townsend streets : 17L 

(l * on Peoria street, between Lake and Fulton streets ...171 

(t on Van Buren street, between Green and Peoria streets 171 

tt on Erie street, between Wolcott and Cass streets 171 

4 , ' on Peck street, between Lake and Fulton streets 171 

tt ... on Paulina street, between Fulton and Carroll streets 171 

tt on May street, between Fulton and Lake streets 171 

44 t( . on Robey street, between Washington street and Park avenue 171 

on Washington street, between Bishop's Court and Southwestern avenue 171 

44 in front of Lot 28, Block 5, Higglns, Law and Strother's Addition 171 

4< ■ t on Superior street, between Kingsbury and Townsend streets 171 

44 on Sangamon street, between Randolph and Washington streets 171 

44 44 on Washington street, between Ada and Sheldon streets 171 

4 4 ■ on Aberdeen street, between Taylor and Eleventh streets 171 

44 *, on Jackson street, between Halsted and Desplaines streets 171 

44 ( t ; on Carpenter street, between Madison and Washington streets 171 

<4 i, on Black well street, between Nineteenth and Twentieth streets 171. 

<4 ; on Lake street, between Ada and Sheldon streets 171: 

4( on Lake street, between Peoria and Sangamon streets 171 

<t (l " on Lake street, between Elizabeth and Ada streets 171 

tt on Southwestern avenue, between Madison and Washington streets 171 

„ on Willard place and Randolph street 171 

4t 44 * °n Morgan street, between Madison and Monroe streets 171 

44 44 on Madison street, between Reuben street and Southwestern avenue 171 

4 , t< y on Adams street, between Rucker and Throop streets 171 

<t j <s on Sheldon street, between Madison and Washington streets 17t 

44 • on Union street, between Fulton and Lydia streets 171 

44 it on Carroll street, between Wood and Lincoln streets .171 

44 44 on Park avenue, between Hoyne and Leavitt streets 171 

< 4 on Morgan street, between Fulton and Carroll streets 171 

44 „ on Jackson street, between Rucker and Throop streets 171 

tt on Loomis street, between Adams and Jackson streets 171 

it (i ' on Randolph street, between Curtis and May streets 171 

t4 ; on Norton street, between Gurley and Polk streets 171 

4 , on Bunker street, between Desplaines and Halsted streets 171 

„ on West Lake, Black well, Twelfth and Bunker streets 171 

« { 44 °n State street, between Congress and Hairlson streets 171 

«, t4 ( . on Jefferson street, between Harrison and Polk streets 171 

« 4 44 °n »an Buren street, between Aberdeen and Bowery streets 171 

4( 4 on Barber street, between Jefferson and Union streets 171 

« 4 " °n Catherine street, between Rueker and Morgan streets 171 

u 4 , on Ruble street, between Sixteenth and Eighteenth streets 171 

, 4 on Twelfth street, adjoining the river , 171 

<: 44 ' °n Van Buren street, between Aberdeen and Rucker streets 171 

tt - t " on Forquer street, between Canal and Clinton streets 171 

tt 44 °n Williams street, between Aberdeen and Rucker streets 171 

it 44 on Van Buren street, between Rucker and Aberdeen streets 172: 

« u on Jefferson street, fronting Block 12, O. T 172 

« 4 , on Jefferson street, between Canalport avenue and Lumber street 172 

«« on Bunker street, between Halsted and Desplaines streets 172 

< i , . on Bunker street, in Block 13, School Section Addition 172 

« 4( on Catherine street, between Rucker street and Blue Island avenue 172 

♦* 44 ; on Archer Road and Fuller street, between Church Place and Deering street 172 

«« 44 on Archer Road, fronting Lot 14, Block 43, S. E. % Sec. 21 172 

« 4 , on Fulton street, between Union and Halsted streets 172 

44 44 ; on Robey street, between Madtaon and Warren streets 172 

In front of Block 12, School Stction Addition 172 



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Tor Sidewalk Repairs on West PoUl itrMt, Chicago avenue, Wi-Bl Washing! on street, .Mather »t reef block 

•'t, Ashland's BcOOnd Addition | iinil on IVorhi hlrri t ' 

" " " OO Sampson street, between Thioop and Uuckcr Streets "lT2 

For extension of tvslnnt street east to Bonbon street "lTt 

'• Lamp PottOO PultOtt Streeti Between Haiigamon and Morgan streets qij 

" B, B. oor. Loth street and Prairie avenue, and on Prairie avenue 1 1 ;> r«-t t south of i<;ih7t'.'.2i i 

" " " on Indiana evenuet between 22d and 24th streets "214 

" " " on N. Dearborn street, between Oak and Maple streets "*214 

" " on N. Lu Salle stri c t .............. . .VU 

" " " on South Water street, between Clark end Franklin itreeti 211 

" " " qo South Water street, between Wabash and Michigan avenues 211 

Planking aUej Block 9, Woloott's Addition, and Block 14, Klosle's Addition •...'.'..'.'...'. '.'.'.'.280 

" ('ouch Place, between La Salic and Wells streets ( .'.'..""OSQ 

" Lam]) Posl on West r2t.i1 street, between Morgan and Brown ttreeta< *246 

" 41 on Brown street, at corner of allej next north of 12th street "246 

" " " on iiubbani street, between Wood and Lincoln streets "240 

" Planking alley from ISth to '20th streets, between Wabash avenue and State slrccl ... 262 
alleys In Block 10, Woloott's Addition .^f 

" " 14 In Norths mock'-;?, Woloott's Addition ....".'.".".'.!." Y.W\ 

" •* alley in Block . r >, Kin/.ie's Addition !"!!261 

" widening W arren street, between lloyncand Lcavltt streets '. .271 

" extension of Ruble street, from isth strectto Canalport avenue ..'2'.U 

" l'lanking alleys in Blocks 6, 7, Hand I '2, Delevan's Addition "" ot) 

" " " In North Yi Block 68, 0. T. Sub. Section 7 ................ 

" Graveling Kith street, from State street to Prairie avenue !!.*294 

" •« Prairie avenue, from 16th street to 221 street "294 

Assessment Rolls referred. 

For opening alley through Block '2:3 and :!0 south of 23d street, in We^t % Section 27 (; 

** extension of W. Hinsdale street, east to La Salle street \ . . '.Y'A) 

*' of Walnut strc t east to Reuben street .."l64 

" " of Laurel street , ,",190 

" opening alley in Block 64, Section 7 '. .'.'.214 

" extension of alley in north % Block 9, Sampson & Green's Addition "..271 

Assessment Uolls recommitted. 

For extension of Mather street 70 

Committees— Appointment of. 

Standing Committees for 1305 5 

On Revision of Ordinances 8 

On Rules of Order 9 

On Appointment of Bridewell Keeper 44 

To Receive Soldiers 45 

On Appropriation Bill 49 

To reply to invitation to attend Laying Corner Stone of Soldiers' National Monument Association 62 

To Select Site for Bridewell 79 

On Parks 92 

On Reception of Toronto Visitors 93 

On Eastern Excursion 101 

On Carbon Oil Ordinance 110 

To Investigate Case of H. Mehring 116 

On Report of Select Committee on Revised Ordinances 145 

On Report of Select Committee on Revised Ordinances 149 

On Revised Ordinances 161 

On Revision of Ordinances 165 

165 

On Dearborn Street Extension 203 

On Tunnels 254 

On House of Correction 264 

On Intramural Interments » 272 

On Majority and Minority Reports on Tunnel at Washington Street and Adams Street 301 



Commnnieations from City Offieers. 



From the Mayor, concerning Ordinance for Sidewalk on Noble Street 41 

" " " Communication from Gen. Grant 41 

" ** on Licensing Wood's Museum 141 

V " concerning Tunisian Embassy 173 

" w in relation to Milliman Claim 205 

" " concerning Report of Mayor's Police 2C9 

" " " Cleansing the City 293 

From the Comptroller, Report for March, 1865 6 

" " asking transfer from General Fund to War Fund 9 

" " estimates for the fiscal year 1S65 9 

" Report for April, 1S65 IT 

" " covering bills for Funeral Expenses of President . 21 

" " concerning action of Council on Tunnel at Washington Street, and vacation of 

Adams Street 49 

" M asking Council to fix rates at which Bonds may be sold 57 

" ** Report for May, 1S65 63 

'« " »« " June, " 86 

" " Report of amount paid for intoxicating drinks 103 

" M in relation to Citv Bonds 110 

" " Report for July, 1865 114- 



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Page 

From the Comptroller, Report for Aug., 1865 181 

M 44 to advertise for suitable grounds for Bridewell 136 

" " Report for September, 1865 155 

44 44 *** on Uniforming Police 178 

44 44 . *• for October, 1865 190 

«• 44 for November, 1865 207 

« " for December, 1S65 214 

M 41 in relation to subscriptions for a Tunnel at Adami Street, 230 

4 4 44 Report for January, 1866 246 

44 44 asking Appropriations for Recorder's Court and City Bridewell 261 

44 44 Repott on Indexing Documents in City Clerk's Office 254 

44 44 44 for February, 1866 262 

44 44 on offers of Property for School Sites 274 

44 44 on expenses of Printing for 1865 294 

« 44 Report for March, 1866 294 

From Comptroller, Collector and City Clerk, recommending revision of Assessment Rolls 154 

Fr«m City Clerk, asking passage of an Order directing Assessors to complete Assessment 9 

44 44 to supply missing numbers of Council Proceedings..... 21 

44 44 reporting references 62 

44 44 concerning error in announcing vote on Ordinance for establishing Dock Lines between 

State and Rush Streets 70 

44 44 asking purchase of Safe 114 

44 44 Reporting References 114 

" 44 44 44 138 

44 44 asking interpretation of Junk Dealers' Ordinance 213 

44 4 4 concerning Ordinance for the correction of error in the line of West Water Street 281 

Counsel to the Corporation, on passing Ordinances in bulk 22 

4 4 44 to draw up new Ordinance, Licensing "Vehicles 32 

4 4 44 opinion in relation to Revising Ordinances 41 

44 44 instruction to compel owners of N. Canal Bridge to keep the same in repair. . 85 

44 44 concerning Gift Enterprises 86 

44 4 4 instruction to prepare proper Ordinance for designating names of Streets. . ..103 

44 44 on Resolutions concerning names of Streets 103 

4 4 4 1 concerning Legal rights of Corporation Newspaper 103 

4 4 4 4 on petition of Thomas Armstrong 106 

44 4 4 Draft of Ordinance designating names of Streets on corners thereof 114 

44 4 4 opinion on case of Henry Mehring 115 

44 4 4 on title to W i Sec. 86 T. 39, N. R. 13 E 135 

44 44 opinion on power of B'd of Guardians of Reform School to employ Counsel. .155 

4 4 4 4 on removal of Horse R. R. on Indiana Avenue 170 

4 4 4 4 in relation to defective titles of City Property 173 

4 4 4 4 4 t " Haley Slough and Ordinance 230 

41 4t on Ordinance giving 60 per cent, additional compensation to Dull & Gowan . .249 

44 44 on rights and privileges of City in Court House 254 

44 44 on petition of A. C. Cameron et. al. on 44 8 Hour" System . .271 

City Attorney— on validity of Ordinances passed January 9, 1865, and March 25,1865 31 

44 44 submitting draft of Ordinance concerning Bulls 69 

Board of Public Works — asking passage of Resolution authorizing contract for dredging for Lake Tunnel 

Crib 6 

4 4 4 4 asking action on Report for Cleansing Chicago River 6 

4 4 4 4 4 4 Council to confirm Assessment Roll for Paving Wells Street from Madison 

Street to Van Buren Street 9 

4 4 44 recommending amendment of Sec. 2, Chap. XXII, Municipal Laws 9 

4 4 4 4 covering estimates for additional Sewers 41 

4 4 4 4 in relation to salaries, &c. , of Bridge Tenders 44 

4 4 44 4 4 Washington Street Tunnel 63 

44 4 4 1 4 new Pumping Engine at Water Works 69 

(i i t it «« (etc n 70 

4 4 4 4 on Haley Slough ".! *"."."..".*.'.".'. *.*. 1.121 

" 44 asking passage of Ordinance concerning West Lake Street 230 

44 44 on Haley Slough 230 

" " on Water Fund, and Ordinance to purchase additional ground for Water Works. 253 

«• 44 on Tunnels 258 

" " on petition of Hugh Ritchie, et. al., concerning vacation of Alley, &c 254 

Board of Police Commissioners— concerning Petroleum, &c 41 

" " 4 4 44 Haley Slough 61 

41 " 44 to pay bills of deceased Firemen 69 

" " " for passage of Ordinance concerning Junk Dealers 69 

" " " asking appropriation for Engine House and Sub-Stations 154 

4 4 4 4 4 4 on sundry bills 1S9 

44 " 14 covering sundry bills 241 

44 " " asking for additional appropriations for Fire Department 261 

Board of Education — asking for issue of 25 School Construction Bonds 6 

" " announcing the appointment of School Superintendent 6 

tt «c cc ci (< it v 21 

" " " of School Agent !*;.".*!.'".!'..".'. 21 

14 " for additional appropriation for Evening Schools 1S9 

" " asking for issue of 25 School Construction Bonds 252 

" " concerning increased School facilities 261 

Collector — communicating Annual Report for 1865 294 

City Physician— on approach of Cholera 169 

" " in relation to the Cholera 169 

Superintendent of Police — asking Council to Uniform the Police 166 

School Agent— concerning proposition to lease Lots 7 and 10, Block 2, Frac. Soc. 15 Add 230 

! 44 on proposal of L. Silverman, to lease School Lot 271 

• " " of W. Schnell, t» lease N. W. i Sec. 23, 37, and 13 281 

Fire Marshal — recommending Diploma to John McLean 6 

Clerk of Police Court— announcing the appointment of Assistant Clerk 154 



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INDEX. 



lomiuuniratious (Sindry.) 

Page. 

From Common Council ol (My t,( Madison, Wh., Resolution of thanks 5 

" O. W. Thompson, in relation to Revision of City Ordinances 1» 

M Julian H. Ituinscy, to be pulil rxpenses on cane of Colby vh. Kurasey 02 

" Aid. Holden, to appoint IpeoUU OOrnmtttftH on Tunnel at Washington street 22 

" Jas. H. Kccs, Chairman of Com. on Public Buildings of Hoard of Supervisors, In relation to exchange 

Of lease* 41 

" Committee of Arrangements, Inviting Council to participate In laying the Corner Stone of Soldiers' 

National Monument Association 08 

" Hawks A Armstrong, submitting Plans, Ac. for House of Correction N."> 

*' Northern Railroad Co. covering ordinance Mi 

" Common Council of Toronto lol 

" concerning case of Henry Mehring 102 

'* Aid. Shimp, asking for select Committer to Investigate case of Henry Mehring Il l 

M Aid. Shimp, on dereliction of duty by Policemen lit 

" City Clerk of Toronto, conveying resolutions of thanks lit 

" W. II. Stlckncy, concerning present state of Cemetery Ill 

" Aid. Mcltoy, asking passage of Order requiring removal of Railroad Track on Indiana avenue 122 

" Citizens of N. D., concerning Improvements on Wolcott and Division streets 122 

" Aid. Kami, asking for Police Sub-Station south of 12th street 122 

•« " Mcltoy, concerning N. D. City Railway 129 

" " Proudfoot, to change boundaries of election precincts 13th Ward 129 

" " Carter, concerning attack of the Evening Journal on the Council ISO 

" M. McDermott, concerning Railroad L37 

" Aid. Woodard, asking passage of Ordinance directing 15. P. W. to repair streets on which K. R. Tracks 

are laid 13T 

" S. B. Vernon, charging P. lliltz, Poundmaster N. D., with malfeasance 101 

" Aid. Mcltoy, recommending measures for improving the Sanitary condition of the city 104 

" " Woodard, concerning safety of Bridges and Viaudcts l(i(! 

" " Holden, in relation to School accomodations 10'.« 

" Talcott, for information in relation to contract on 111. & Mich. Canal 17o 

" " Mcltoy, in relation to guard at Bridges 181 

" " Ruh, on removal of Fire Engine to N. D 181 

" " Shimp, concerning Hospital W 

" " " in relation to appraisement of real estate belonging to the city 181 

'• City Clerk of Columbus, Ohio, donating Map 1S1 

" Danl. O'Hara, Clerk of Recorder's Court, asking for Jurors 181 

" Julian S. Rumsey, asking payment of legal expenses 189 

" A. Hirsch, concerning manufacture of Chemicals from offal ISO 

" Aid. Shimp, offering to resign, as Alderman of 2nd Ward 19* 

" Chicago Medical Society, in relation to Cholera 199 

" Heirs of the Milliman estate, to sell City Cemetery property for $75,000 205 

" Aid. Knickerbocker, on eligibility of School Inspector W. H. Ryder 205 

" J. V. LeMoyne, offering the Lee estate in Sec. G, for public Parks 20<» 

" Aid. Proudfoot, returned by Board Police Com. without recommendation 207 

" " Woodard, in relation to School Lands 213 

" " McRoy, in relation to City Hall 218 

J. H. Kedzie and M. Evans, concerning assessment for plankirjg B. 130, S. S. Addition 231 

" Board of Trade, Mercantile Association, and Merchants, concerning Northern Railroad 231 

" Citizens, to lay out Courts on North Dearborn Street, from Ohio Street to Chicago Avenue 241. 

" Aid. Knickerbocker, concerning City Hall 241 

" Board of Trade, Mercantile Association, and Merchants, concerning Northern Railroad 243 

" Dull & Gowan, giving reasons for asking increase on the Lake Tunnel contract 245 

" Alderman Shimp, to change Fire Limits South Division 251 

" " " covering order directing $5,000 to be placed to the credit of Fire Department. . .252 

" " McRoy, concerning unwholesome meat 252 

" E. S. Salomon, for remission of fine 252 

M W. W. Fields, concerning new Illuminating Fluid 252 

" Aldermen Bixby and Woodard, covering resolution to fix price for Gas used by the City from P. G. 

L. & C. Co 270 

" Alderman Proudfoot, in relation to Intramural Interments 270 

" " Shimp, covering resolution on Trichina. Spiralis 271 

" " Carter, '* " directing B. P. W. to make Survey for extension of Franklin 

Street 271 

" Carter, recommending sale of North Market 277 

" " McRoy, on diseased and unwholesome meat 299 

" " Shimp, on Trichina Spiralis, withdrawn 300 



Coniicil Meetings. 



l 



Called Meeting, May 3, 1S65 

Special " « S, " 

Regular " " 15, " 9 

ii « <i 29 " 21 

Adjourned Regular Meeting, June 5, 1SG5 29 

Special " " 9, " f* 

Regular " "12, " « 

Adjourned Regular " "14, " 49 

49 



16, 



Special " "21, " |? 

Regular " "20, " 61 

" " July 10, " 69 

Adjourned Regular " " 13, " 2 

«t n 'i «» 07 " 93 

Regular ' 4 Aug. l\ " ........ . '. }M 

Adjourned Regular " " 14. " 10* 



INDEX. 



Regular Meeting, lug. 21, 1865 118 

«« 44 Sept. 4, m 4 121 

Special " 44 18, « < 129 

Regular 44 44 18, 44 129 

Adjourned Regular 44 " 25, " 133 

Regular " 44 Oct. 2, 44 137 

Adjourned Regular 44 ** 5, " 141 

«« " M 44 12, « 145 

Special 44 * 14, 44 '..!!!!!!l49 

" " IT, » 151 

" " 19. " 161 

" «' " 21, « 165 

Regular " 44 30, " 169 

Adjourned Regular " Nov. 6, " 173 

Regular 44 ,4 18, M 1S1 

Special 44 " 20, 44 185 

Regular 44 " 27, " , 189 

Adjourned Regular 44 Dec. 4, 4 4 197 

" " 44 44 18, 44 201 

Regular 14 44 25, 44 205 

Special 44 Jan. 8, 1866 ..205 

Regular 44 44 8, 44 205 

" " " 22, 44 213 

Adjourned Regular 44 44 3o', 44 .. I"! !".!!;■-!!'.".!.".::!".!!! !*!!".'. "221 

Regular 44 Feb. 5, 44 229 

Special 44 44 12, « 241 

Regular 44 44 19, 44 245 

44 « Mar. 5, 44 249 

Adjourned Regular " 44 12, 44 253 

Regular 44 44 19, 44 1 ".261 

Adjourned Regular 44 44 26, 44 2fi r > 

44 '« 44 « 28, 44 1269 

Regular 44 April 2, 4 " !.!!!269 

Adjourned Regular 44 14 9, 44 273 

Regular " 44 16, " "281 

Adjourned Regular 44 44 23, 44 "*289 

Regular ' 14 44 80, 44 293 

Special 44 May 1, 44 !!!297 

Adjourned Special 4 4 44 4, 44 . "801 

Elections. 

Bills of Clerks and Inspectors 6 

Inspectors appointed ' 149 

" *;;.;i54 

. , • 165 

Change of boundaries of districts— 9th Ward 160 

Inspectors appointed 166 

" ...::::i69 

169 

Changing place of holding Elections in 14th Ward 170 

Inspectors appointed .173 

44 " ( 251 

Change of Polling place, 1st District, 2nd Ward ." ^253 

Thos. McMahon, Inspector of Election in 5th Ward, 2nd District .264 

Changing place of voting in 1st District, 7th Ward. " 06fi 

44 44 44 ist 44 3d 44 '.•■.';*•'. !#6 

Returns for Aldermen — Municipal Election, 1866 289 

44 . 44 5th Ward — referred 28^ 

44 Constable 44 44 !!290 

* 4 Constables — Municipal Election, 1866 ' . ] 290 

Fifth Ward Election case !295 

Errata. 

For Special Meeting, 44 Sept. 10th," read 44 Sept. 13th." 129 

Ordinance for Vacating Alley through 44 B. 19, &c", instead of 44 B. 29, &c." 277 

Inaugural. 

Address of the Mayor 1 

Invitations* 

To attend Inauguration of N. W. Sanitary Fair 21 

From Chas. H. Walker, to examine City Railway 110 

From E. Anthony, to visit Calumet 181 

Leave to Withdraw. 

Petition of Union Stock Yard and Transit Co 18 

44 Chas. R. Haslam, to sell papers free 22 

44 John Zender, for free Liquor License .102 

Resolution, against Railroad Track on Egan Avenue 110 

44 authorizing the Comptroller to visit the East. . .. ...110 

Petition of Julian S. Rumsey 136 

Remonstrance against Fire Limits, North Division 166 

Petition of W. R. Green : 166 



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INDEX. 



I'rtlilon ««r (iff), R. Stevens, for return of License Money 281 

Communication of Mllllman hv\rn, oil. rln;- (<> iell C ity Cemetery grounds MS 

Petition of T. W. Downing, for appointment M Meat Inspector 890 

M Vt'm. Mackway, M «« </o<» 

" Hid. Gallagher, '* " 299 

11 V, Hurkhart, 44 . . '^99 

" Dr. P. Walburn " ** >m 

Property holders, to repeal Ordinance for Pnvlng Van Uuren .Street, from State street to 
Michigan Avenue 800 

Mlsffllaofonp. 

Oesignatlon of Term of OfTice of School Inspectors 20 

Instructions to Hoard or Public Works to advertise for bids for raving Dearborn 8treet Immediately 86 

Instructing Commmlttce on Hridewell to furnish employment for female conilcti 96 

Action of Council on protest of Alderman Holden 197 



(Milters Elected. 

Wbi. 11. Ryder, School Inspector, 1st Ward 7 

M. W. Leavitt, " " '2nd " 7 

O.C.Clarke, " " 8rd 44 7 

II. 8. Steele, 44 44 4th 44 7 

J. BonfieM, " 44 5th « 4 7 

D. Walsh, 44 4 4 Gth 44 7 

.1. F. Ballantvne, 44 4 4 7th 44 7 

R. M. Guilford, 4 4 4 4 Mh 44 7 

8. 8. Hayes, " 44 9th 44 7 

0. N. Holden, 44 44 10th 44 7 

I>. 8. Wentworth, 4 4 44 1 1th 44 7 

H. Felsenthal, 41 * 4 12th 44 7 

J. H. Foster, 44 44 18th 44 7 

A. W. Tinkham, 44 4 4 14th 44 7 

L. Brentano, 4 4 44 15th 44 7 

K. Blackman, 44 44 16th 44 7 

A. H. Rodman, City Clerk 7 

8. C. Blake, City Physician 7 

A. D. Sturtevant, Police Justice 7 

1. L. Milliken, 44 44 7 

(Jeo. Knerr, Bridewell Keeper 7 

W. S. Swan, Fish Inspector 7 

Andrew Wemple, Sealer of Weights and Measures 7 

Harry Deal, Inspector and Guager of Liquors 20 

Bernard Phillips, City Weigher 86 

0. F. Runyan, School Inspector, 9th,Ward , 173 

Julius P. Dunham, Oil Inspector. 1S4 

Julian Kune, Assessor, South Division 250 

Andrew Nelson, 44 North Division 250 

Roswell Scott, 44 West Division 250 



Official Bonds Approved. 



G. G. Chilcote, Constable, 1st Ward 6 

S. Wlliard, 44 2d 44 6 

B. Hendricks, 44 4th »■ 6 

J. J. Miller, 44 5th 44 6 

M.Fleming, " 6th 44 6 

L. Kollman, 41 7th 44 6 

John Mohr, 44 8th 4< 6 

Cyrus Keeler, 44 9th 44 6 

Joel Lull, 44 10th 44 6 

J. E. Sitts, ■• 11th 4 ' 6 

N. Dries, 44 18th 44 6 

C. Crogan, ' 4 16th 44 6 

Fred. Letz, Board Public Works 6 

A. G. Throop, City Treasurer 6 

Wm. Vocke, Clerk of Police Court 6 

Walter Kimball, Comptroller, 9 

W. S. Swan, Fish Inspector 9 

Fritz G abler, Constable, 14th Ward 9 

D. S. McLain, 44 15th " 9 

George E. Cooper, Police Constable 21 

Louis Herbst, Constable, 14th Ward 21 

C. C. Chase, School Agent 21 

Casper Gehring, Constable, 5th Ward 41 

" 44 Special Constable, 5th Ward 85 

W. P. Comstock, 44 " 102 

N. Braren, " 44 14th 44 137 

Charles Tunnicliff, E. W. Pratt, J. S. Duff, A. F. Brown, Special Constables 173 

Julius P. Dunham, Oil Inspector 185 



Orders Passed. 

Authorizing Comptroller to publish Charter Amendments 8 

f * Transfer of $6,000 from General Fund to War Fund 9 

Directing Assessors to return Assessment Rolls 9 

To procure building for use of Bridewell 34 



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Page 

For appointment of Select Committee to draft ordinance in relation to deposit of filth, &c, in the streets, 85 



For reception of 82d 111. Regiment of U. S. Volunteers 44 

Allowing rebate on Liquor Licenses 65 

Directing payment of money to widows of deceased soldiers 71 

Board Public Works to report amount paid to employees 81 

Committee on Fire and Water to inquire into expediency of extending Fire Limits of S. D. to Van Buren 

street 97 

Board Public Works to contract for building sewer on West Polk street 114 

44 ■ " 44 to award contract for tunnel at Washington street 126 

Committee on Railroads te wait on Railroad Companies concerning connection between 8. D. and N. D. .129 

Finance Committee to aid in equalizing Assessment Rolls 129 

Authorizing B. P. W. to sell 8 Sewerage bonds 131 

44 44 to issue 2 44 44 138 

Instructing 44 to report plan for cleansing Haley Slongh 144 

4 4 44 4 4 Ordinance for lamp posts in Clinton street 144 

To give use of North Market to Zouaves 154 

Place of holding elections 3d Ward, 2d District 169 

For abatement of damages on special assessments in certain cases 171 

To revise General Assessment Roll 174 

For Mayor and Comptroller to select arbitrators to settle Milliman claim 187 

Health Officer to enforce Sanitary Laws 189 

To designate arbitrators . 190 

Concerning rendering dead animals 199 

Comptroller to advertise for bids for Dearborn and Jones school property, Ac 197 

Remitting 1 per cent, damages on assessment for paving Wabash avenue 206 

Directing Comptroller to sell bonds 207 

School Agent to lease unrented School lands 213 

Special assessment damages, how credited 214 

B. P. W. to place protection on river wall, east of Rush street bridge 215 

Comptroller to procure abstracts of title to City lands 216 

44 to refund damages on Wabash avenue assessment between Jackson and Twenty-second sts. . .225 

Instructing Committee on Public Buildings to advertise for land for City Hall 236 

On advancing $50,000 to Dull & Gowan 250 

To allow Artemus Carter to redeem lots sold for taxes 265 

To purchase hose, and equip two fire engines 257 

Making additional appropriation for Fire Department 273 

B. P. W. to construct culverts at intersections of streets between Archer road and Wahl Bros, it Lightall.285 

To remit amount of taxes to B. A. Ulrich 294 

For School Agent to lease School lands 295 

Orders Referred. 

Directing Comptroller to pay widows of deceased firemen $600 each 42 

B. P. W. to survey Quincy street with the view of making the width uniform 245 

Counsel to Corporation to furnish opinion as to the rights of the City in the Court House 245 

Orders Tabled. 

Comptroller not to pay printing bills until price is fixed by Council 81 

Fixing prices of Corporation printing 92 

Order Filed. 

To regulate the running ef strett cars on Archer road 801 

Order Withdrawn. 

In relation to interests of City in the Court House 801 

Ordinances Referred. 

Amending Ordinance concerning News Boys 6 

Sidewalk on Oakley street, from Lake street to 276 J£ feet south 6 

Robey street, from Madison street to 966 feet north 6 

West Jackson street, from Throop street to 137 feet east 6 

44 Throop street, from Adams to Jackson street 6 

Park Avenue, from Hoyne to Leavitt street 6 

" Throop street, from Madison to Monroe street 6 

" Aberdeen street, ' 4 4 4 " f 6 

, . 4 . 4 . ISth street, from Seward to Halsted 6 

44 Rose street, from Chicago Avenue to Cornell street 6 

44 Rumsey street, 4 4 4 4 to Clarinda street 6 

For care and management of Fire Alarm Telegraph 6 

Vacation of alley in Lot 3, Block 53, NW i Sec. 21 7 

To establish Dock line on West Water street, between Madison and Randolph streets 7 

Paving Randolph street from Halsted to West Water street 7 

Opening alley from Van Buren to Tyler street, through Block 22, Duncan's Addition 7 

Extension of Coventry street to North Avenue 7 

44 Walnut street east to Reuben street 7 

Sidewalk on Noble street from Chicago Avenue to Milwaukee Avenue 7 

" Carpenter street, from Lake to Madison street 7 

Lamp Posts on Archer Road from State to 17 

14 Oak street, from Wells to La Salle street 17 

Re-graveling Michigan Avenue, from Lake street to Park Place 17 

Paving Dearborn street, from Madison to Monroe street 17 

Planking Hadduck Place, from Wells to Franklin street 17 

Sidewalk on Division street, from North Clark to Wolcott street 17 



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INDEX. 



Pagfl 

Sidewalk on West ern Avenue, [rOOQ UakC tO I niton street IT 

M Morgan street, from .) ack so n tO Van Duren strei. t 2'J 

" l.'-iivltt street, from Madison to Lake street '22 

" Hunker street, from .IH1 erson to DetpUlnM street 2'J 

" Desplalncs street, from Twelfth to DtdCoven street 22 

" Tireifth itrcet, from Deaplalnes to Halsted street 22 

" Halsted Htreet, from Willow to Center street 22 

" Division street, from Wolcott to eiiHt line ol Lot 2, N. i Block 1, Sec. 88 89 

Private Drains In Wolcott and other streets, North Division 22 

Clanking part of Court Place, llloek 8T. 0.1! 22 

Paving part Of lladduck Place, BlOCfe 88, I "i t Dearborn Addition '22 

Sidewalk on !51st street, from Cottage Grove Avenue to 111. 0. K. R, track '22 

Paving West Randolph street, from llalsted to West Water street '22 

Kstahllshlng Dock lines and dredging tha river from Monroe to Madison street 22 

Authorizing issue and sale of l.Ml Sewerage Uonds '22 

In relation to cattle running at large 35 

Sidewalk on Tyler street, fiom Kobey to lloyne street .... 44 

Planking alley in ltlock -1:1, S. S. Addition 41 

»♦ M w 27, " " 44 

Sidewalk on 14th street, from State street to Michigan Avenue 4-* 

For sale of City property in North Division 44 

Paving Franklin street, from hake to South Water street b-l 

Sidewalk on Monroe street, from Clark to Market street 63 

" State " 24th to 25th street 63 

M LaSalle ** Madison to Jackson street 63 

Curbing and filling Erie street from Clark to La Salle street 63 

Macadamizing Chicago Avenue, from Clark street to the River &'» 

Extension of West Hinsdale street east to La Salle street 6-> 

Bridge across North Branch Canal at North Branch street 6-5 

Vacating alleys in Block 90, S. S. Addition 63 

Private Drains in Blocks 91, 9:3, 94, 95, 98, S. S. Addition 63 

Paving South Water street, from Clark to Franklin street 63 

Curbing Monroe " 11 Market street 63 

" La Salle M Madison to Jackson street 63 

Planking alley in Block 7, Fort Dearborn Addition frJ 

" West Twelfth street, from Beach to Canal street 63 

Re-Macadamizing Canal street, from Adams to 12th street 63 

Extension of alley in Block 9, Sampson & Green's Addition 63 

Sidewalk on Lake street, from Reuben to Kobey street 63 

" Bunker w Desplaines to Halsted street 63 

" Lake " Union " 63 

" Wood " Lake to Kinzie street 6:5 

" Lake M Ada to Sheldon street 63 

u Hunt " Rucker to western terminus of Hunt street 63 

For dredging Haley Slough 71 

Sidewalk on 20th street, from Michigan Avenue to Alley west 71 

" Wabash Avenue, fronting Lots 2 and 4, Block 5, Ass. Div. Sec. 22 71 

Planking Alley in Block 103 and 104, S. S. Addition 71 

Opening " between State street and Wabash Avenue from Spring's Sub. to 16th street 71 

Extension ef W T est White street to Larrabee street 71 

Sidewalk on N. La Salle st:eet, fronting Lots 95 and 96, Bronson's Addition 71 

Planking Alley in Block 3, Welcott's Addition 71 

Paving North Clark street, from Chicago Avenue to the River ■ 71 

" Madison " Halsted 6treet to the Bridge 71 

Extension of Park Avenue from Oakley street to Western Avenue 71 

Amending Ordinance for Railroad on Indiana Avenue 81 

To promote the Cleanliness and Health of the City , 81 

Private Drains in Blocks 1, 2 and S, in Wolcott's Addition , 87 

" «« " 22 and 27 " 87 

" « " 4 and 12, Kin zie's Addition 87 

" " " 3 and 4, Bushnell's " 87 

" " " 33, 34, 35, 36, J. R. & S., Addition 87 

" " " 11, 12 and 13, Delavan's " 87 

" n Hall's Sub. in Sec. 4 87 

" Hugel's " " 4 87 

" " Blocks 35 and 36, Wolcott's Addition 87 

" " " 1 and 18, Newbury's " 87 

" "17 and 18, B. W. & W.'s Addition 87 

" V 1, 3 and 4, H. L. & Co.'s " 87 

" 2, R. M. & R.'s «' • •••••••••••••• o» 

" 65, 66, 67, 68, 44, 45, 46, 47, 26, 27, 23 and 29. O.T 87 

" ■* " 16, 17 and 18, Carpenter's Addition, and Blocks 12, 61, 62, 63 and 64, O. T 87 

". '* 12 and 14 Fort Dearborn Addition, and Blocks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 

13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, W. i 20, 21 and 22, Frac. Sec. 15 Addition, and W. $ 2, 
E. i 3, E. i 4, 7, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, in Assessor's Division, N. W. i Sec. 22.... 87 

" " in Lots 7 to 16, Spring's Addition 87 

" " V 1, 8, 19, 25, 24, in Assessor's Division, N. Wi i Sec. 22 87 

" " in Lot 3, Hugh Maher's Sub 87 

" " in Lots 26, 27, 32, 33, Assessor's Division, N. W. i, Sec. 22 87 

" " ■« 3 and 4, Clark's Addition 87 

" " " 4 and 5, Assessor's Division, S. W. } Sec. 22 87 

" 7, 8, 9, 10, C. M. & F. I. Co. Sub S7 

i 1 in Lot 6 in S. W. * Sec. 22 87 

" "in Lots 12 to 15, C. M. & F. I. Co. Sub 87 

in Lot 7, in S. W. i Sec. 22 .87 

" " in Lots 1 and 2, Wm. Jones' Addition 87 

" " " 15 and 16, S. W. i Sec. 22 87 

" " " 1 and 2, Geo. Smith's Addition 87 



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Page 

Private Drains in Lots 27 and 28, Gurley's Sub 87 

" 44 in Block 142, S. S. Addition 87 

Sidewalk on Ada street, in front of Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, Rattray's Sub. of part of Sec. 8 87 

" Peoria street, from Van Bur en to Harrison street , 87 

44 Lake street, fronting Lot 14 and W. i 15, Block 21, Carpenter's Addition 87 

Planking Lumber street, near Fort Wayne Road 87 

44 Couch Place, from Dearborn to Clark street , . .. 87 

" « 44 Wells to Market street 8T 

Sidewalk on 19th street, from La Salle to Blackwell street 87 

Planking Alley in Block 21, B. W. & W. Addition 87 

Lamp Posts on West Indiana street, from Halsted to Morgan street '., 87 

Planking Benton Place, from State street to Wabash Avenue 98 

Opening Alley through Block 36, S. S. Addition 93 

Re-Macadamizing Wells street, from Van Buren to Taylor street 10$ 

Sidewalk on Cottage Grove Avenue, from Douglas Place to Egan Avenue 103 

Planking Couch Place, from Franklin to Market street 103 

Extending and widening Ullman street, from 21st street to City Limits 103 

Widening Halsted street, from 26th street to City Limits .103 

4 4 Alley, from 12th to 14th street, between Wabash Avenue and State street , . 103 

Opening 13th street, between State street and lands of I. C. R. R ...103 

Sidewalk on Noble street, from Chicago avenue to Indiana street 103 

Extending Wallace street, from 26th to 31st street 103 

Planking alley in Blocks 2 and 23, S. S. Addition 103 

Sidewalk on Division street, from Noble street to Milwaukee avenue , 103 

44 Noble street, from Division street to Milwaukee avenue 103 

Widening Reuben street, from Madison street to S. W. avenue 103 

Planking alley in Block 8, Brainard & Evans' Add 103 

44 44 in Block 14, Wolcott's A dd .103 

4 4 44 in Block 11, 44 44 103 

Graveling North Clark street, from N. Avenue to N. Wells street 103 

Paving N. Wells street, from River to Kinzie street , ..103 

Lamp Po3ts on N. Dearborn street, from Oak to Maple street 104 

Ohanging name of Scanlan Slough 109 

Planking alley in Block 70, R. M. & R. Add 115 

Extension of Bunker street to Desplaines street. 115 

Planking alleys in Block 27, C. T. Sub Sec. 17 115 

44 44 in Block 62, 44 44 7. 115 

Sidewalk on Coolidge street, from Loomis to Reuben street 115 

44 on Burling street, from Willow to Center street .115 

Extension of alley in Block 9, J. R. & S. Add 115 

Planking alley in Block 30, Wolcott's Add 115 

Sidewalk on Sedgwick street, from White to Oak street 115 

Planking alley in Block 35, Wolcott's Add 115 

Sidewalk on Clybourn avenue, from Sheffield avenue to Asylum place .115 

Paving La Salle street, from Washington to Madison street 115 

Planking alley in Block 11, Frac. Sec. 15 Add 115 

44 44 in Blocks 123 and 130, 8. S. Add 115 

Paving Van Buren street, from State street to the river .115 

Private Drains in Lots 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 9, Block 2 and Block 8, Ass. Div. N. W. Frac. i Sec. 22 .115 

Paving Calhoun place, from La Salle to Clark street 115 

Planking alley in Block 4, Ft. Dearborn Add 115 

Lamp Posts on Reuben street, from Madison to Lake street 115 

Extension of Goethe street, east to Wolcott street 122 

Paving Van Buren street, from State street to Michigan avenue. 122 

44 S. Wells street, from S. Water street to Lake street , 122 

Planking alley in Bl«ck 5, Kiniie's Add #122 

Sidewalk both sides Twelfth street from Clark street to the river 122 

Planking that portion of Hadduck Place unplanked in Block 20, Original Town.. . ^ 122 

Sidewalk Tincennes road from Douglas avenue to Egan avenue 122 

Extension of Horse R. R. to Union Stock Yard 123 

Sidewalk on Chicago avenue from Reuben to Paulina street 123 

Planking alley N. % Block 27, Wolcott's Add 123 

44 Block 10, Wolcott's Add ..123 

Extension of Rubel street to Canalport avenue 123 

Sidewalk on Newberry street, from Maxwell to 12th street. 123 

Vacation of alley between Lots 22 and 24, 21 and 25, Wabansia Adi 123 

Lamp Post on Sixteenth street, between Indiana avenue and Prairie avenue .123 

Extension of Third avenue to 14th street 131 

Lamp Posts on Halsted street, from Chicago avenue to West Indiana street. , ,,.131 

44 4 4 on Park avenue, from Hoy ne stmt to Wood street 131 

44 44 on West Washington street, from Elizabeth street to Sheldon street 181 

44 on Carroll street, from Reuben street to St. John's place 131 

44 44 on Clinton street, from Madison street to Washington street 131 

44 44 on Fulton street, from Halsted street to Green street 131 

44 on Robey street, from Walnut street to Lake street 131 

44 44 on Wood street, from Lake street to Hubbard street , .131 

44 on the corner of Lake street and St. John's place 131 

' 44 on Twelfth street, from Morgan street to Blue Island avenue 131 

44 44 on St. John's place, from Fulton street to Carroll street 131 

4 4 on Morgan street, from Twelfth street to 360 fett south 131 

44 on Bryan place, from Randolph street to Lake street 131 

' 44 on Illinois street, from Wells street to La Salle street .131 

44 44 on Jackson street, from Aberdeen street to Morgan street .131 

Vacation of alleys in Block 9, Union Park 2nd Add.. 131 

Paving Canal street, from Lake to Madison street 131 

Vacation of Arthington street, from Sibley to Lytle street 131 

Macadamizing Wolcott street, from Michigan street to Indiana avenue 131 

Sundry Ordinances from B. P. W 136 



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INDEX, 



Pap; 

Planking alley Block ;«>, Carncnter's Add 13K 

si.i.wiiiw on iiitiMi<<i Ktn-. t, from Wright to sixteenth itreet 138 

Opening ulhy In IUock 01, Sec. 7 181 

Planking alley In BlookiSl and 80, B. B. j See. 7 138 

Macadamizing llalHted Htreet, from Thirty-Flint itrett tO Archer road li ~> 

< i raveling Sixteenth Htrcet, from State street to I'rulrle avenue 1" H 

Sidewalk on Monroe street, from flluli Htreet. to Michigan avenue 1 ; 'H 

I. amp I'ostH on Morgan Htreet, from Hubbard Htreet to Indiana Htreet 188 

Private Drains on N. WrllM Htreet, from KIn/.le Htreet to the river 188 

Paving Monroe Htreet, from State street, to Michigan avenue W 

Opening W. White Htreet 144 

Itepealing Ordinance concerning Sale by sample. 144 

Private Drains In Blocks 122 to i;»o, s. s. Add 188 

Graveling Prairie avenue from Sixteenth Htrert. to Twent y-second Htreet 166 

Planking alleys from Eighteenth Htreet, to Twentieth Htreet, between Wabash avenue and State street 188 

" alley In Block 88 S. W. frac'l i Sec. '21, 89, II 156 

Private Drains on Third avenue, from Jackuon Htreet to Twelfth street 156 

Sidewalk south side of Seventeenth street, from State street to Clark street 156 

Vacation of an alley In IUock 1, Brand's Add 188 

Planking alley In Block . r >s, S. Sec Addition, between Taylor and Forquor streets 186 

Sidewalk eant Hide of Ada street from f-ake street to Fulton street 168 

Sidewalk south side of Indiana street, from Oakley street to Wood street 188 

Sidewalk on Clark street, from Chicago avenue to Chesnut street 188 

Lamp Posts on Indiana avenue, from Twenty-second to Twenty- fourth street 188 

" " on LaSalle street, between Kim and Division streets 156 

" ** on Fulton street, between Sangamon and Peoria streets 150 

" " on the corner of Sixteenth street and Prairie avenue and 115 south on the latter street 150 

Compelling Bail roads to keep streets in repairs 188 

Extending and widening Laurel street, from Douglas place to Egan avenue 106 

Concerning cutting Ice in the Basin 188 

Sidewalk on Menominee street, from AVells to Clark street 171 

" Walnut street, from Wood to Lincoln street 171 

M Monroe street, from Laflin to Loomis street 171 

N Lake avenue, from Douglas place to City Limits 171 

Lamp Posts on South Water s'reet, from Clark to Wells street 171 

" " " 11 " Wabash avenue to Michigan avenue 171 

Sidewalk on Twenty-fifth street, from State street to Indiana avenue 181 

on Church place, from Archer road to Railroad 181 

Planking Court place, from LaSalle to Wells street 181 

Vacation of alley in Block 4, Stone's Sub. of Astor's Add 182 

Planking alley in Block 4, Wolcott's Add. and Block 14, Kinzie's Add 182 

Sidewalk on Ontario street, from Kingsbury to Market street 182 

Cane street from Clark to Larrabee street 182 

" West Washington street, between Hoyne and Leavitt streets 182 

the northeast side of Milwaukee avenue, between Will and Noble streets 182 

" the north side of Van Buren street, from Sangamon t« Peoria street 182 

** the east side of Elizabeth street, between Indiana and Hunt streets 182 

the north side of West Lake street in Block 2, Sawyer's Add 182 

" the north side of Carroll street, between Elizabeth and Ann streets 182 

the south side of Warren street, in Block CO, Section 7 182 

14 the north side of Van Buren street, in Block 22, Section 17 182 

Widening Warren street, between Hoyne and Leavitt streets 182 

Concerning Haley Slough 182 

" City Messenger and Poiter Company lj*J 

Sidewalk on Elston road, from Milwaukee avenue to C. & N. W. B. R 190 

Amendatory of Ordinance concerning Vehicles 190 

]>amp Posts on Twelfth street, from Morgan to Brown street 191 

" " Hubbard street, from Wood to Lincoln street 191 

" " Brown street, corner of alley N. of Twelfth street 191 

" " Fulton street, from Peoria to Sangamon street 191 

Sidewalk on Sixteenth street, from State street to Wentworth avenue 191 

" the south side of Asylum place, between Halsted and Franklin streets 191 

" the south side of Sophia street, between Franklin and Larrabee streets 191 

" the south side of Centre street, between Clark and Sedgwick streets, and from Hurlbut to 

Halsted street 191 

Cl the north side of Linden street, between Sedgwick and Larrabee streets 191 

" the east side of Larrabee street, from Center street to Little Fort road 191 

" the south side of Clybourne Place, between Clybourne avenue and Clybourne bridge 191 

" the east side of Sedgwick street, between North and Belden avenues 191 

" the south side of Menominee street, between Mohawk and Larrabee streets 191 

t " the west side of Little Fort road, between Wells and Hurlbut streets 191 

n the south side of Willow street, from Orchard to Halsted street 191 

" both sides of North Grove street, between Orchard and Larrabee streets 191 

City officers to execute deed to Mrs. Gurdon S. Hubbard 197 

Amending Ordinance concerning pounds 

Comptroller to estimate excess for paving W. Lake street |™ 

Foreign Insurance Companies to take out License 

Sidewalk on Elizabeth street, from Madison to Randolph street 

" Mitchell street, from Jefferson to Canal street 

Opening alleys in part of block 47, Sec. 7, from Wood to Paulina street ^j? 

Planking alleys in block 6, 7, 9 and 12, Delavan's Addition f^t 

Sidewalk on Cass street, from Superior street to Chicago avenue 

** ' Twentieth street, from Prairie avenue to State street ~* 

Private Drains on Wabash avenue south of Twelfth street 

New Bridge at Clark street *™ 

Condemnation of reservation in B. W. & W.'s Addition *** 

Planking alley in block 35, Carpenter's Addition *** 



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Sidewalk on Butler street, from Archer road to Twenty-Fifth street, and on Twenty-Fifth street, from But- 



ler street to Hanover street 214 

Planking alley in block 83, 8. E.± Sec. 21 214 

Vacation of alley in block 55, C. T. Sub. W. i Sec. 27 214 

Canceling sale of property for paving W. Lake street 214 

Extension of N. Morgan street to Milwaukee avenue 231 

Extension of alley between Third and Fourth avenues and adjoining blocks 6, 7 and 8, Ass. 2d Div. N. E. 

i Sec. 21 281 

Regulating time of running cars on W. D. R. B , 244 

Sidewalk on Asylum place, from Franklin street to Lake Michigan 246 

Expending N. Morgan street north to Milwaukee avenue 24G 

Sidewalk on Chicago avenue, from Noble to Reuben street 246 

To purchase additional ground for Water Works 253 

Sidewalk on Newberry street from Wright street to R. R. crossing .254 

Repealing ordinance for macadamizing Chicago avenue from Clark street to the river 254 

Courts and Parks on N. Dearborn street from Ohio street to Chicago avenue 254 

Sidewalk on Carpenter street, from Chicago avenue to Milwaukee avenue 254 

. " on Wright street, from Halsted to Newberry street 254 

Planking alley N. i block 58, Sec. 7, from Hoyne to Robey street 254 

For reducing width of sidewalk on Milwaukee avenue 254 

Sidewalk on Elm street, from N. Clark street to alley next west 254 

Grading and cindeiing Archer road, from Reuben street to Western avenue 254 

Sidewalk on Elizabeth street, from Washington to Randolph street 262 

Macadamizing N. Jefferson street, from Lake street to Hubbard street *». 262 

,. " N. Desplaines street, from Lake street to Fourth street *. 262 

For second assessment for paving South Water street from Wabash avenue to Michigan avenue 262 

*' . " " from Clark street to Franklin street 262 

Sidewalk on Menominee street, from Mohawk to Sedgwick street 262 

Vacation of alley through block 19, Sec. 33, 40, 14 262 

Lamp posts on Fourth avenue, from Taylor to Twelfth street 274 

Extension of N. Morgan street to Milwaukee avenue 274 

Sidewalk on Fig street, from Milwaukee avenue to Western terminus of Fig street 274 

,„•' Mark street, from Union to Halsted street 274 

" Blue Island avenue, from Harbine street to R. R. crossing > 274 

Twenty-Second street, from Jefferson to Halsted street 274 

" Tyler street, from Aberdeen to Rucker street 274 

, Taylor street, from Rucker to Throop street 274 

N. Ann street, from Randolph to Lake street 274 

X S. Halsted street, from Twenty-Second to the river 274 

Sedgwick street, from Erie to Huron street 274 

Howe street, from Willow to Center street 274 

Gardner street, from Halsted to Vine street 274 

Fourteenth street, from Wabash avenue to Michigan avenue 274 

Changing grade of Randolph street, from Jefferson to N. Water street 274 

Vacation of alley in block 8, Union Park Addition 281 

11 " block 1, Magie & High's addition 281 

Regraveling Michigan avenue, from Park Place to Twelfth street 281 

Paving Michigan avenue, from Twelfth to Twenty-Second street 281 

* Lasalle street, from Madison to Jackson street "282 

' , Washington street, from State street to Michigan avenue 282 

Sidewalk on Twenty-Ninth street, from Michigan avenue to Calumet avenue 282 

Grading Michigan street from Clark street to Kingsbury street 282 

Sidewalk on Black Hawk street, from Halsted street to Clybourne avenue 282 

" Florimond street, from Wells to Franklin street 282 

Paving Milwaukee avenue from Kinzie street to Indiana street, 282 

Planking alley in block 43, Carpenter's Addition 282 

Sidewalk on Sholto street, from Harrison to Polk street 282 

Lamp Posts on Michigan street, from Pine to St. Clair street 282 

*\ «■« North Water street, from Rush to St. Clair street 282 

In relation to Scavenger wagons, 301 



Ordinances Passed. 



Amending Ordinance in relation to Newsboys 18 

Sidewalk on Blackwell street, from Nineteenth to Twentieth street 18 

" Areher road, from Deeiing street to bridge 19 

Planking Couch Place, between Well3 and Franklin streets 19 

Sidewalk on Cottage Grove avenue, from Twenty-Second to Twenty-Ninth street 19 

Planking alleys, block 142, S. S. Addition 19 

Extension of Walnut street, east to Reuben street 19 

Sidewalk on Carpenter street, from Lake to Madison street , 19 

'* Throop street, from Adams to Jackson street 19 

5 * Park avenue, from Hoyne to Leavitt street 19 

Oakley street, from Lake street to 276J feet south 19 

* Jackson street, from Throop street to 137 feet south 19 

Robey street, from Madison street to 966 feet north 19 

" Rose street, from Chicago avenue to Cornell street , . . 19 

, ' Rumsey street, from Chicago avenue to Clarinda street 19 

Authorizing issue of School Construction Bonds 23 

Amending Ordinance to provide for care and management of Fire Alarm Telegraph 25 

Sidewalk on Kankakee avenue, from Twenty-Sixth to Twenty-Ninth street 84 

u Noble street, from Chicago avenue to Milwaukee avenue 34 

LampPosts on Oak street, between Wells and LaSalle streets 84 

..." Archer road, from State street to Ftewart avenue • 84 

Authorizing issue of bonds for cleaning the river 85 

Sidewalk on Thirty-First street, from Cottage Grove avenue to I. C. R. R 48 

" Division street, from Wolcott street to east line of lot 2, N. ^ B. 1, Sec. 8 43 

Private drains in Kinzie, Wolcott and Bushnell's Addition 43 



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Sidewalk on Undated street, from Willow to ('outer street 43 

" Division street, from Clark ti> Wolcott street 43 

Repealing Ordinance for planking alloy In D. 16, 11. W. k W. Addition 43 

Sidewalk on Morgan street, from .liickson to Van lliiren street 48 

M Dusplalnes street , from Twelfth to DeKoven street 43 

Opening alley through B. 99, DUBOan'l Addition 43 

Sidewalk on Hunker street, from Jellerson to Desplalnes street 43 

Paving Michigan street 44 

Widening Green Hay street 44 

Paving Dearborn street, from Madison to Monroe street 44 

Construction of Horse llullrond* to Public Fairs 45 

Authorizing issue of Sewerage bonds 63 

" temporary loan for Water Works ,. €3 

Prohibiting bathing in the hako 64 

Paving part of Hadduck Place, block 8, It. Dearborn Addition 65 

Planking part of Court Place, block 870. f 65 

Sidewalk on Fourteenth street, from State street to Michigan avenue 65 

Paving W. Randolph street, from Ilalsted to W. Water 6% 

Extending Coventry street 65 

Sidewalk on Western avenue, from Lake to Fulton street 65 

M Leavltt street, from Madison to Lake street 66 

Bridge across North Branch Canal 7! 

Sidewalk on State street, from Twenty-Fourth to Twenty-Fifth 72 

Private Drains In blocks 91, 93? 91, 'Jo, 9S, S. 8. Addition 72 

Curbing and filling Erie street from Clark to LaSalle street 72 

Extension of W. Hinsdale street, east to LaSalle street 72 

Macadamizing Chicaso avenue 72 

Planking alley, block '27, S. S. Addition 72 

He-macadamlzing Canal street, from Adams to Twelfth street 72 

Vacating alley in lot 3, block 53, N. W. i, Sec. 21 72 

Sidewalk on Bunker street, from Dcsplaines to Halsted street 72 

" Hunt street, from Kucker to western terminus of Hunt street 72 

Planking West Twelfth street, from Beacli to Canal street 73 

Sidewalk on Lake street, from Union to Halsted street 73 

" Twelfth street, from Desplaines to Halsted street 73 

11 Lake street, from Ada to Sheldon street 73 

" Throop street, from Madison to Monroe street 73 

" Aberdeen street. " " " 78 

" Wood street, from Luke to Kinzie street 73 

" Lake street, from Ueuben to Robcy street 73 

" Eighteenth street, from Seward to Ilulsted street 73 

Concerning Weights and Measures 80 

" Cattle running at large 80 

" Mayor's Police 85 

Authorizing the erection of a new Pumping Engine 88 

Extending time for return of Assessment Rolls 93 

Planking Alley in Block 7, Fort Dearborn Addition 94 

Grading La Salle street, from Madison to Jackson street 94 

Sidewalk on Monroe street, from Clark to Market street 95 

" La Salle street, from Madison to Jackson street 95 

Curbing Monroe street, from Clark to Market street 95 

Opening Alley, from Spring's Sub. to State street, between State street and Wabash Avenue 95 

Planking Alleys in Blocks 103 and 104, S. S. Addition 95 

Sidewalk on Wabash Avenue, fronting Lots 2 and 4, Block 5, Assessor's Division, S. W. i S3C 22 95 

" La Salle street, fronting Lots 95 and 96, Bronson's Addition 95 

Planking Alley in Block 3, Wolcott's Addition 96 

Paving North Clark street „ 96 

Extension of Park Avenue ■. 96 

Authorizing Tunnel under River, 96 

Ke-graveling Michigan Avenue 97 

Construction of Engine House on Michigan street 102 

Planking Benton Place, State street to Wabash Avenue 105 

" Couch " Clark street to Dearborn street ,;.105 

Private Drains in Block 142, S. S. Addition 105 

Pacing South Water street, from Clark to Franklin street 105 

Sidewalk on Nineteenth street, from La Salle to Blackwell street 105 

" Twentieth " Michigan Avenue to Alley west 105 

Opening Alley, through Blocks 23 and 30, south of Twenty-third street, in W. # Sec. 27 105 

Private Drains on Wabash Avenue 105 

Paving South Water street, from Wabash Avenue to Michigan street 105 

Private Drains on Chicago Avenue 105 

Planking Alley, Block 2, B. W. & W. Addition 105 

Private Drains on Michigan street 106 

" " on Erie and Michigan streets 106 

Rescinding Ordinance for Sidewalk on Halsted street, from Clay to Center street 106 

Vacation of Irwin street, east of Arthur 106 

Sidewalk on Ada street, fronting Lots 1 to 4, Rattray's Sub 106 

" Tyler street, from Robey to Hoyne street 106 

Opening Alley through Block 86, S. S. Addition 106 

Sidewalk on Peoria street, from Van Buren to Harrison street 106 

Vacation of Alley in Block 90, S. S. Addition 109 

Extension of Dearborn street to Jackson street 110 

" of Park Avenue, from Oakley street to Western Avenue 115 

Changing name of Haley Slough , 115 

Authorizing B. P. W. to remove nuisance from Haley's Branch of the Chicago River 115 

Extending Wallace street from Twenty-sixth street to Thirty-first street 117 

" and widening Ullman street, from Thirty-first street to City Limits 117 

Widening Halsted street, from Twenty-Sixth street "to City Limits .117 



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Planking Couch Place, from Franklin to Market street 117 

Widening Alley from Twelfth to Fourteenth street, between Wabash Avenue and State street .118 

Sidewalk on Cottage Grove Avenue, from Douglas Place to Egan Avenue 118 

Opening Thirteenth street. 118 

Re-graveling North Clark street, from North Avenue to North Wells street 118 

Planking Alley in Block 11, Wolcott's Addition 118 

Paving North Wells street, from the River to Kinzie street 118 

Planking Alley in Block 14, Wolcott's Addition 118 

Sidewalk on Noble street, from Division street to Milwaukee Avenue 118 

Planking Alley in Blocks 2 and 28, S. S. Addition 119 

Sidewalk on Noble street, from Milwaukee Avenue to Division street 119 

" Lakestreet, in W. £ Sec. 15, Carpenter's Addition .' 119 

Private Drains on La Salle street, between Washington and Madison streets 122 

" on North Clark street 122 

*• on Van Buren street, from State street to the River 122 

Pavng Wells street, from Van Buren to Taylor street 122 

Establishing Courts on Michigan Avenue , 124 

Private Drains in Assessor's Division, N. W. \ Sec. 22 124 

Planking alleys in Blocks 129 and 130, S. S. Addition 124 

» " Block 11, Frac. Sec. 15 Addition 124 

Paving LaSalle street, from Washington to Madison street 124 

" Calhoun Place, from LaSalle to Clark street 124 

Planking alleys in Block 4, Ft. Dearborn Addition 124 

Sidewalk on Clybourne avenue, from Sheffield avenue to Asylum Place 124 

Sidewalk on Burling street, from Willow to Center street 124 

Lamp Posts on Reuben street, from Madison to Lake street 125 

Planking alley in Block 35, Wolcott's Addition 125 

" " " 30, " " 125 

Private Drains in W. Randolph street , . .125 

Extending Bunker street east to Desplaines street 125 

Planking Lumber street 125 

M alley in Block 43, S. S. Addition 125 

«« " " 14, W % and W. % NE i Sec. 17 125 

Lamp Posts on W. Indiana street, from Halsted to Morgan street 125 

" ** N. Dearborn street, from Oak to Maple street 125 

M 14 Jackson street, from Aberdeen to Morgan. 181 

Sidewalk on Gano street, from Kankakee avenue to Calumet avenue 131 

Tax Levy of 1865 132 

Paving Van Buren street, from State street to river 183 

Sidewalk on Twelfth street, from Clark street to river 133 

Paving Van Buren street, from State street to Michigan avenue 133 

Extending alley in Block 9, J. R. & S. Addition , 188 

Sidewalk on Sedgwick street from White to Oak street , 134 

Planking alley, Block 62, Sec. 7 184 

Extension of Rubel street, from Eighteenth street to Canalport avenue 134 

Planking alley in Block 27, Sec. 17, from Aberdeen to Rucker street 184 

Sidewalk on Newberry street, from Maxwell to Twelfth street , 134 

" Coolidge street, from Loomis to Reuben street , 134 

'* Chicago avenue, from Reuben to Paulina street 134 

" Lincoln street, from Madison to Jackson street. 184 

Lamp Posts on Canal street, from Reuben to St. John's Place 134 

'* Park avenue, from Hoyne to Wood street 134 

" Halsted street, from Chicago avenue to Indiana street 134 

' ' Illinois street, from Wells to LaSalle street .134 

" Clinton street, from Madison to Washington street 134 

" Robey street, from Walnut to Lake street. 184 

" Fulton street, from Halsted to Green street , .184 

' 1 Wood, from Lake to Hubbard street. . . . : 185 

" corner of Lake and St. John's Place 135 

" Twelfth street, from Morgan street to Blue Island avenue. 135 

" Morgan street, from Twelfth street to 360 feet south „. 135 

*' St. John's Place, from Fulton to Carroll street 185 

" Jackson street, from Aberdeen to Morgan street 135 

" Bryan Place, from Randolph to Lake street 185 

" Washington street, from Elizabeth to Sheldon street . , 135 

Concerning Junk dealers .136 

** filling pond near Grand Haven slip 187 

Extending Third avenue to Fourteenth street f 139 

Planking alley on N# block 27, Wolcott's Addition 139 

" on block 5, Kinzie's Addition 139 

Sidewalk on Clark street, from Franklin street to Fullerton avenue 139 

Widening North Clark street, from North avenue to Franklin street • 139 

Planking alleys in block 10, Wolcott's Addition 189 

Widening Reuben street, from Madison street to S. W. avenue , 140 

Vacating Arlington street, from Sibley to Lytle street 140 

" ajley in rear of block 9, Union Park 2d Addition 140 

Lamp Posts on Morgan street, from Hubbard to Indiana street. 140 

Making second assessment for planking W. Twelfth street 140 

" " " " Couch Place, from Wells to Franklin street 140 

Concerning Lake View Avenue Co 142 

In relation to City Scales 143 

Extension of alley in N)£ block 9, Samp. & Green's Addition 143 

Paving Canal street, from Madison to Lake street , 145 

" Madison street, from Halsted to Bridge .* 145 

B. P. Works to erect signs designating streets 155 

In relation to abatement of taxes 156 

Authorizing Comptroller to enter into contract with Gustavus May for party wall 156 

Revising Ordinances 165 



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Sidewalk on Monroe street, from Mate atn e( to Miclilgan avenue 10? 

PftTlni Monroe Htreet, »« " " " 107 

Private drains on n. wells street, from Kin/.ie street to river . .107 

BldeWalk on ii. ii t. i street, from Wright to sixteenth street 161 

Planking "Wry In Idocka'il and BO, BE i Sec. 1 161 

Lump PohIm on Sixteenth Htreet, between Indiana Slid Pi ulrle avenues 107 

I'rivute drains On blocks Ytt to 180 S. S. Addition 176 

" " In Third arenne, from Jackson to Twelfth street no 

Sidewalk on Seventeenth Htreet, from State to Clark Htreet 176 

GraTellng Prairie avenue, from Sixteenth to Twenty-Second Htreet 170 

Thinking alley from Eighteenth to Twentieth Htreet, between Wabash avenue and State street 170 

" In block 88, SW i Sec. '21 170 

Sidewalk on Archer road from Halted to Main Htreet 170 

Pafks on Superior Htreet, from Wells Htreet to Lake Michigan 170 

Macadamizing Division Htreet, from Clark to Woloott Htreet, and Wolcott Htreet from Division to Schiller 

Rtreet 170 

Sidewalk on N. (-lark Htreet, from Chicago avenue to Chestnut Htreet 170 

Macadamizing Wolcott Htreet, from Michigan to Indiana Htreet 170 

Planking alley in Hook 70, R. m. & it. Addition 177 

Opening alley In block 01, Sec. 7 177 

Sidewalk on Ada street , from Lake to Pulton street 177 

44 Jackson Htreet, from Hobey to Hojne street 177 

M Indiana Htreet, from Oakley to Wood street 177 

" "Walnut street, from Wood to Lincoln street 177 

Planking alley in block 8, B. and E. Addition 177 

" " block 35, Carpenter's addition 177 

Sidewalk on Monroe street, from Laflin to Loomis street 177 

Lamp Posts on LaSalle street, from Elm to Division street 177 

" 11 Indiana avenue, from Twenty-Second to Twenty-Fourth street 177 

Repealing proceedings in relation to opening Coventry street 182 

Sidewalk on Lake avenue, from Douglas Place to City limits 183 

" Menominee street, from Wells to Clark street 183 

Vacation of alley between Lots 22, 24 and 21, 25, Wabansia Addition 184 

Lamp Posts on S. Water street, from Clark to Wells street 184 

Extension of Goethe street east to Wolcott street 184 

Concerning sanitary condition of the City 180 

44 cutting Ice In ba9in 190 

Private Drains on N. Franklin street 191 

" " W. Hinsdale street 191 

•« Illinois street, west of Clark street 191 

" " W. Pearson street 191 

4 4 M Pine street, from Superior street to Chicago avenue 191 

B. P. Works to pay John McIIugh et al. the 15 per cent, reserved on contract 192 

Planking Court Place, from LaSalle to Wells street 198 

Sidewalk on Twenty-Fifth street, from State street to Indiana avenue 198 

44 Cane street, from Clark to Larrabee street 198 

Planking alley In block 9, Wolcott's Addition, and block 14, Kinzie's Addition 198 s 

Sidewalk on Ontario street, from Market to Kingsbury street 198 

44 Warren street, in block 60, Sec. 7 198 

44 W. Lake street, in front of Lot 1, B. 2, Sawyer's Addition 198 

44 Carroll street, from Elizabeth to Ann street 198 

Private Drains in Fulton street 1£8 

Sidewalk on Elizabeth street, from Indiana to Hunt street 199 

44 Van Buren street, from Throopto Loomis street 199 

44 W. Washington street, from Hoyne to Leavitt street 199 

Widening Warren street, from Hoyne to Leavitt street 199 

Lamp Posts on Fulton street, from Sangamon to Peoria street 199 

Amending Sec. 3, Chap. XLIII, of Revised Ordinances 199 

Concerning slaughtering within the City 201 

Amending Chap. XXVI, of Revised Ordinances 202 

Repealing assessment for extending Labar street from Vine to Division street 206 

Sidewalk on Little Fort Road, from Wells to Halsted street 208 

44 Hurlbut street, from Center street to Fullerton avenue , 208 

44 Smith street, from Wood to Paulina street 209 

44 Walnut street, from 44 44 44 209 

4 4 Paulina street, from Walnut to Lake 209 

Lamp Posts on Twelfth street, from Morgan to Brown 210 

Sidewalk on Fry street, from Reuben to HoltJ 210 

44 Blue Island avenue, Twelfth to Catherine .210 

New Bridge at Clark street 215 

Concerning remoral of the dead from MUliman tract 216 

To amend ordinance extending White street, passed May 28, 1859 217 

Planking alley in Blocks 6, 7, 12, Delavan's Addition 217 

Sidewalk on Cass street, from Chicago avenue to Superior street 217 

Private Drains on Wabash avenue, from Twelfth to Twenty-Fourth street 217 

Sidewalk on Twentieth street, from Prairie avenue to State Btreet 217 

Lamp Posts on Huron street, from Pine to St. Clair street 228 

Sidewalk on Mitchell street, from Jefferson to Canal street 228 

44 Elston street, from Milwaukee avenue to C. A N. W. R. R 228 

44 Milwaukee avenue, from Will to Noble street 223 

Opening alley in Block 47, C. T., Sub. Sec. 7 • .228 

Haley Slough Ordinance .224 

Concerning C. B & Q. R. R. track on Twenty-Second street , 225 

Comptroller to pay excess of assessment on W. Lake street , 280 

Authorising School Agent to invest School funds 281 

Extinguishing title to reservations in B. W. W. Addition 285 

Sidewalk on Seventeenth street, from State to Clark street .2S5 



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Sidewalk on Butler street, from Archer road to Twenty-Fifth street, and on Twenty-Fifth street to Hano- 
ver street 235 

*• Twenty-Ninth street, from Calumet avenue to Cottage Grove avenue 235 

On Northern Railroad ; 237 

Extension of Mitchell street, from Waller to Halsted street. 243 

Sidewalk on Fullerton avenue, from Clark to Halsted street 243 

Cancelling sales for improvement of W. Lake street 243 

Concerning the completion of the Lake Tunnel 248 

Authorizing issue of School Construction Bonds 252 

Vacation of alley in Block 55, C. T. Sub. Sec. 27 255 

Sidewalk on Asylum Place, from Franklin street to Lake Michigan 256 

For purchase of grounds for House of Correction 257 

Repeating former assesment for extending Dearborn street ■. 257 

Extending time for completion of Reid & Co's Slaughter House 262 

Macadamizing Halsted street from Archer road to City limits 262 

Making additional appropriation for Recorder's Court and City Bridewell 263 

Graveling Sixteenth street 265 

Sidewalk on Wright street, from Halsted to Newberry street 266 

Planking alley in Block 53, Sec. 7, 39, 14 266 

Sidewalk on Newberry street, from Wright street to R. R. crossing 266 

. Carpenter street, from Chicago avenue to Milwaukee avenue 266 

. '« Elm street, from N. Clark street to alley West 266 

Repealing Ordinance for macadamizing Chicago avenue 266 

Establishing line of W. Water street 271 

Sidewalk on Hanover street, from McGregor to Twenty Sixth street? 274 

Cindering parts of Noble, W. North avenue and Elston road 274 

Private Drains on W. Madison street 274 

Sidewalk on Fig street, from Milwaukee avenue to western terminus of Fig street 275 

Second assessment for paving South Water street, from Clark to Franklin street 276 

*' " " " " " Wabash to Michigan avenue 276 

Sidewalk on Menominee street, from Mohawk to Sedgwick street 277 

Vacation of alley in Block 19, Sec. 33, 40, 14 .277 

Sidewalk on Chicago avenue, from Noble to Reuben street 277 

" Elizabeth street, from Washington to Randolph strett 277 

Cindering Archer road from Reuben street to Western avenue 278 

For.Purchasing additional grounds for Water Works 278 

Directing issue of certificate of indebtedness to Wm. Lill 2S1 

Sidewalk on Fourteenth street, from Wabash to Michigan avenue 284 

Planking alley in Block 33, SE Frac. X Sec. 21, 39, 14 284 

Sidewalk on Howe street, from Willow to Center street 284 

i " S. Halsted street, from Twenty-Socond street to river 284 

. " Twenty-Second street, from Jefferson to Halsted street 284 

" Mark street, from Union to Halsted 284 

Allowing Wahl Bros. & Lighthall to lay down R. R. track 285 

" Salt Company of Onondago to lay down R. R. track 286 

Legalizing agreement with H. M. Wiltnarth for partition Wall 294 

Extending time for completion of Slaughter House 294 

Sidewalk on Black Hawk street, from Halsted street to Clybourne avenue 297 

Re-graveling Michigan avenue from Park Place to Twelfth street 297 

Sidewalk on Twenty-Ninth street, from Michigan avenue to Calumet avenue 297 

Paving Michigan avenue from Twelfth to Twenty-Second street 297 

Sidewalk on Gardner street, from Halsted to Vine street 297 

Extension of Morgan street to Milwaukee avenue 298 

Sidewalk on Taylor street, from Rucker to Throop street 298 

. ." Sholto street, from Harrison to Polk street 298 

. " Tyler street, from Aberdeen to Rucker street 298 

Blue Island avenue, from Harbine street to R. R. crossing 298 

. " Miller street, from Harrison to Polk street 298 

Vacation of alley between Sheldon street and Bishop's Place 298 

" "in Block 1, Magie & High's Addition 298 

Changing the name of •.' Airport street," to " Hamilton street," 298 

Planking alley in Block 43, Carpenter's Addition 298 

Paving Washington street, from State street to Michigan avenue 298 

" LaSalle street, from Madison to Jackson street 299 

Lamp Posts on Michigan street, from Pine to St. Clair street 299 

" " Fourth avenue, from Taylor to Twelfth street 299 

N. Water street, from Rush to St. Clair street 299 

Sidewalk on Sedgwick street from Erie to Huron street 299 

Vacation of alley in Block 4, Stone's Sub. of Astor's Addition. .. 299 

Establishing price of license to Butchers 300 

Grdioanees Reconsidered. 

For •sidewalk on Noble street > .. 41 

Establishing courts on Michigan avenue south of Twelfth" street 109 

For grading and planking Hadduck Place, between Wells and Franklin streets 110 

Concerning City Scales 153 

Ordinances Laid Oyer and Published. 

For cleansing river 18 

To repeal Ordinance in relation to R. R. to State Fsir 126 

Ordinances Tabled. 

Changing name of Haley Slough 121 

Appropriating bonds for Tunnel at Adams street 199 



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On drlrlng vehicles around COTBtri 208 

Repealing former aiKiimeni for opening Dearborn street 464 

Concerning Butchers 96T 

Ordinances Filed. 

In relation to vehicles paulng street crossings 243 

Vacating alley in Mock 4, Stone's Sub. of Astor's Addition 243 

Ordinances Lost. 

On Haley Slougli 340 

Correcting error In line of W. Water street 266 

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Petitions. 

DeGolyer A McClelland, for payment of balance on contract 5 

Oavld L. DeGolyer, for payment of unpaid balance on contract ft 

John Powell, to be paid for medical attendance ft 

John O'Donnell, for remission of fine 5 

James Lawler, 44 44 ft 

Union Stock Yard and Transit Company to construct railroad 5 

Mrs. John Carew, to keep store without license 6 

Charles Peterson, Wm. J. Mintllne and Mrs. John Carew, for free pedlar's licenses 8 

For opening alley between Desplaines and Jefferson streets, north of Twelfth street 6 

Chris. Lauber, to be appointed Bell Hinger 6 

J. B. Taylor, to be appointed Fish Inspector 8 

Kdward Silver, 44 44 44 6 

Peter Seller, for Fireman's Diploma 8 

Voung Men's Christian Association, asking appropriation to the poor of Presidential drapery 9 

James Kinsler, soliciting contract for cleansing the City 9 

Citizens, to abate disorderly conduct of newsboys 9 

John Kurtz, for soap factory on Lumber street 9 

P. Carmody, for remission of fine 21 

E. A. Rucker, concerning wharfing privileges in front of Lot 1, Block 13, 0. T 21 

Home of the Friendless, to be relieved of assessment for paving Wabash avenue 21 

B. S. Bause, remission of fine 21 

Bernard Smith, for free liquor license 21 

T. Pardee, to lease portion of Wells street 22 

Chas. Understeln, free pedlar's license 22 

J. H. McVicker et al., for reduction of ground rent 22 

Citizens, for alley between William and Henry streets 22 

Mary Wilson and Mrs. Sterling, asking payment for loss at fire 23 

Andrew Wemple, to pass Ordinance in relation to Sealer of Weights and Measures 22 

T. O'Brien, for rebate of taxes 22 

Wm. Vocke, for increase of salary 22 

Lewis Sheets, to sell dentrifice 22 

Chas. R. Haslam, for license to peddle newspapers , 22 

Citizens, in relation to planking alley in Block 27, S. S. Addition 22 

4 4 4 4 sidewalk on Tyler street, between Robey & Hoyne 22 

James Cleland, for return of tax 22 

Citizens for removal of soap factory on Michigan street 22 

E. F. Bailey, for exhibition license 41 

M. Prindiville, for rebate of liquor license 41 

W. H. Hamilton , for free pedlar's license 41 

G. A. Pfeifer, 44 44 " 41 

Chas. Read, 44 44 44 41 

Citizens, for water in Johnson street 41 

Peter Seller, for Fireman's Diploma 42 

Citizens, to prohibit bathing in the Lake north of 111. Central Car Works 42 

Thos. Armstrong, for return of money paid on special assessment 42 

Barbers, to prohibit opening of barbers' shops on the Sabbath 42 

M. Parker, to correct alledged erroneous assessment. ... 42 

Trustees St. Peter's Church, to exempt property from taxation 42 

Isaac Blumenthal, for remission of license fee 42 

John Hanks, to exhibit 44 Lincoln Cabin," 42 

Lake View Avenue Company, for right of way 62 

Ernst Prussing, to rescind Ordinance for sidewalk on Halsted street, between Clay and Center streets .... 62 

Jeremiah Kingsland, for remission of fine 62 

James Brennan, for free liquor license 62 

Nich. Zender.lfor return of money paid for liquor license 62 

Ed. O'Mallie," 44 44 44 pedlar's license 62 

Citizens, for extension of sewer on W. Madison street 62 

Ludwig Nitschkawskey et ol., for remission of fine • 62 

D. C. Moran, for free liquor license 62 

John McEwen, for damage caused by injury to his horse 63 

Citizens, for repair of N. Water street 69 

Walter Lester, for remission of taxe3 TO 

James Morgan, for free pedlar's license TO 

Louis Jacobs, for return of license. Tl 

H. Kelley, for free pedlar's license Tl 

W. W. Woodbury, for free exhibition license Tl 

A. S. Cook, for remission of tax Tl 

Citizens, to abate nuisance on S. Wells street 81 

Webb & Murray, for return of money paid for license 85 

Cyrus Keeler, for remission of judgment 85 

Dean St Son, to establish rendering house on Milwaukee avenue 85 



INDEX. XIX 

•Ch&uDcey Hall, for correction of error in assessment 85 

John Huhlke, for free pedlar's license . 85 

William Leopold, " 44 44 .... 85 

Dennis Moran, 44 44 44 , 85 

Richard Coglan, 44 44 44 85 

Wm. McAndrews, 44 44 44 85 

James Duffey, 44 44 44 .* 85 

Martin McCue, 44 44 44 85 

A. Beymann, for license far shooting-gallery 85 

A. J. Hay ward, for remission of taxes ..85 

M. S. Patrick et ■!., for license for Chicago Driving Park :* 85 

Citizens, to extend Fire Limits to N. D 88 

* 4 for repair of Dearborn street 86 

P. C. Phillips, et al., policemen, for additional pay 86 

'.Bernard Phillips, City Weigher, to pass accompanying Ordinance 86 

O. S. Favor, to be appointed Inspector of Mineral Oils 86 

Mary Murphy, for free liquor license 86 

Citizens, to stop proceedings against Mrs. Long for selling liquor without license 93 

W. T. Coles, for free exhibition license 9$ 

Houghton Bros, k Benton, to lay railroad track across Sebor street 9T 

Whelps, Webster k Co., for remission of taxes. 9T 

Property owners, to repeal so much of Ordinance as requires sidewalk on Mohawk street, from Wells to 

Market street 101 

John Carothers, for free exhibition license , 101 

H. T. Dickey et al., for interest on excess of assessment for paving W. Lake street 101 

Henry Mehring, for compensation for injuries inflicted by a mob 102 

First Baptist Church, to cancel tax sale 102 

W. B. West, for payment for lands taken for Fourteenth street 102 

D. P. Burke, for Fireman's Diploma 102 

— Mc Knight, for license to peddle 102 

Wm. Vocke, Clerk of Police Court, for assistant ^ 101 

George Dresser, for license to peddle 103 

M. Parker, to correct assessment , 110 

Barbers, to prohibit shaving on the Sabbath 110 

M. S. Patrick, to reduce price of license f ....113 

Francis O'Neal, for free liquor license 114 

Patrick Carmody, for return of license money 114 

Chas. Batten, for remission of fine 114 

M. S. Reisenweber, for rent of room used for election 114 

P. Matthis, for free pedlar's license 121 

Geo. Schmidt, for payment for horse killed 121 

H. A. Getze, for free pedlar's license 121 

Oakwood Cemetery Association, concerning burials 12i 

H. B. Rugeret, for remission of fine 122 

John Falber, for exhibition license 122 

Zebulem Burdick, for pedlar's license ...122 

Citiiens, on opening Third avenue to Fourteenth street 122 

Joseph Scharf, for remission of fine 129 

John Narb, to render lard on E. Twelfth street 129 

W. R. Grafton, for abatement of tax for 1864 129 

John Schanck, to be released from liability on official bond of F. Gabler 129 

A. Salisbury and L. Dodge, for balance on contract 13T 

Timothy Ahern, for free pedlar's license 13T 

A. J. Galloway, for increased pay as Assessor 137 

T. A. Herron, for free pedlar's license 137 

J. W. Post, to reduce assessment on real estate 137 

E. I. Tinkham, to adjust accounts with City. 137 

Mrs. Dempsey, for remission of fine 143 

M. Steffens, for free pedlar's license 144 

J. H. Eedzie, for interest on W. Lake street assessment 144 

Frank Nowak , for remission of fine 158 

Sundry persons, for abatement of personal tax 153 

Butchers, for business facilities 154 

Lawrence Dyer, for license to peddle 154 

Mary Johnson, for license to keep an intelligence office 154 

Henry Sauter, for free license to peddle .154 * 

E. L. Brand, asking donation of $500, to receive Boston Lancers 154 

Citizens, to open White street to Larrabee street 154 

44 for Cow Ordinance for W. D 161 

W. R. Green, to be appointed City Weigher 166 

E. S. Prescott, et al., for adjustment of wharfing privileges 166 

9. Solomon, for remission of fine 166 

F. P. Roles, 44 169 

John Hickey, for second-hand dealer's license 169 

Henry Sauter, for free license to peddle 169 

Mrs. Long, for remission of fine 169 

Sundry persons, to be appointed Oil Inspectors * 170 

James Turner, to establish Slaughter House 173 

Greggston k Co., 4t " 44 ..- ..17$ 

J. Parnham and B. M. Merrill, to be appointed Inspectors of Oils 171 

August Schultxe, for remission of tax 181 

Redemptorist Fathers, for remission of taxes 181 

M. Drukker, for transfer of auction license 181 

C. H. Beers, for abatement of taxes Ill 

Peter Deady. for remission of fine 181 

A. Eggert, for free second-hand dealer's license Ill 

Cutting, McClelland k Co., for relief on contracts • ..181 

John McHugh, for increase on Sewer contracts...... 181 



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Wm, Woodruff, for Increase on Sewer contract! 181 

Krnnk Nowak, for rendition of fine 1 S 1 

J. J. KlcJmrdd and othern, for reduction of penonal tax 181 

<;. It. Stephens, for return of llcenm money f 189 

Abigail Moran, for remission of fine 181 

K. A. Na^le, for remission of fine 

German Kvanfjellcal Cliurch, for remission of taxes l^'J 

Citizens, to repair Dearborn 1'ark lS f i 

M repeal Ordinance for paving N. Clark street, unless, Ac 190 

O. A. Crary, to reduce appraisal on School land 190 

Citizens, to lay railroad track on Twenty-Second street 190 

" for enforcement of sidewalk Ordinance , 190 

James Hopes, for free pedlar's license 191 

Margaret Downey, " " " 190 

Geo. W. Honham, to amend Ordinance In relation. to Pounds 190 

It. Ooodkind, for permission to raise house , 190 

O. A. Crary, for reduction of taxes 199 

Hack owners, for extended privileges near railroad (hp/jts 202 

Rarnum & Richardson, manufacturing company, to erect iron smoke stack 202 

G. S. Hubbard and N. P. Wilder, to be released as sureties, on payment of $3,974.93 202 

(I. A. Ooodheart, for free pcdlar'B license 208 

John Gallagher, «« 11 «« ... 200 

Annie M. Sauter, and others, for abatement of taxes 206 

G. Spellman, for transfer of auction license 206 

Sarah Nichols, for free pedlar's license 206 

Pet. Sampson, for return of license money. . , , 206 

If. Parker, asking reimbursement for illegal assessment 206 

Peter lludinger, for reduction of taxes 200 

Elihu Granger, for relief in the building of Indiana street bridge 206 

M. Mensel, for free pedlar's license 210 

M. McGuire, for damages for injuries occasioned by a fall 213 

Ann Murphy and others, for abatement of taxes 213 

John Nelson, for free pedlar's license 213 

Wm. Propper, " " «« 213 

J. S.' Taylor, for payment of salary 213 

J. E. Martine, to raise sidewalk 212 

A. II. Blackall, for payment for loss of horse 214 

Citizens, for repeal of Fire Limits Ordinance in West Division 214 

Jane Hutchinson, free license to peddle 214 

Mrs. F. B. Nicol, claim of dower 230 

John Forsyth, for remission of fine 230 

Chicago Brush Co., to erect smoke stack on Elizabeth street, between Lake and Randolph streets 230 

Bridget O'Neill and others, for abatement of taxes 230 

Aug. Levernz, for free pedlar's license 230 

Citizens, to compel N. D. R. It. to pay proportion for graveling Chicago avenue 231 

" to remove building on alley B. 4, Stone's Sub. of Astor's Add 231 

G. R. Stevens, for return of license money 231 

Citizens, to repeal Ordinance re-graveling Michigan avenue 231 

" " " for planking alley between State street and Wabash avenue, Eighteenth to 

Twentieth street 231 

Augustus Zoe, for free pedlar's license 231 

Merchants, for repeal of Sample Ordinance 231 

P. O'Malley, asking increase on contract 231 

T. Horrigan, for remission of fine 231 

Chicago Medical Society, for abatement of taxes 231 

Citizens, for vacation of alley Block 48, Carpenter's Addition 231 

Wm. S. Swan, to lease property outside of City : 231 

John Serrett, for remission of ffne 241 

Bridget Barry, «' " 241 

Thos. Mancey, for six months' license 241 

Franz Seidel, for reduction of taxes 245 

W. B. Peabody, " " 245 

Geo. R. Roberts & Co., for reduction of taxes : 245 

Trustees Evan. Lutheran Trin. Ch., for exemption from taxation 245 

Artemas Carter, to redeem land sold for taxes 245 

Major Lyman Bridges, for leave to exhibit wooden dwelling within fire limits 245 

John Schuler, for free express lieense 245 

Frank Monison, for remission of fine • 245 

James Healey, to be appointed constable for 5th Ward 245 

A. C. Cameron et al., to make eight hours a day's work 252 

Dr. P. W alburn, to be appointed Meat Inspector ; 252 

Citizens, askiner repeal of Fire Limit Ordinance , - 252 

Martin Schraufel, for abatement of taxes 252 

Wahl Bros. & Lighthall, to lay R. R. track across Twenty-Sixth and Twenty-Seventh streets 252 

W. S. Downs, for abatement of taxes 252 

Maria Schul^ r for compensation for accident 2-52 

John Cosgrove, for free pedlar's license 252 

M. Perabo, for return of money paid for exhibition license 252 

John F. Marx, for appointment as Meat Inspector 252 

H. H. Husted, for abatement of taxes 252 

Salt Company of Onondaga, to lay R. R. track on Lumber street 252 

G. W. Bonham, to be repaid judgment _ 253 

Patrick McQueeny, to erect wooden building in Fire Limits - 253 

Horace Flaherty, for free pedlar's license 253 

A. C. Camrron et al., asking passage of 8 hour resolution 2SS 

Hugh Maher et al., for sidewalk on Paulina street between Madison and Adams streets 253 

Property owners to repeal Ordinance for paving Van Buren street, from State street to Michigan avenue. .261 
Citizens, to plank alley, Block 42 O. T 261 



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Page 

Geo. Fritz, for remission of taxes...-. 261 

Citizens, to repeal Ordinance for improvement of West Madison street and West Randolph street 262 

John Reid & Co., to extend time for completion of City Slaughter House 262 

Fred. Burchart and others, to he appointed Meat Inspectors .262 

O. A. Bogue, for abatement of taxes ...262 

Kaekmen, to occupy east and south sides of Public Square .....262 

E. Welser, for free pedlar's license 262 

C. L. Jenks, to remove wooden building in Fire Limits 265 

N. P. Iglehart et oZ., relative to action of B. P. W. in the matter of dredging South Bran«h 265 

Antonio Ecque, for free pedlar's license ....270 

Thos. Pardoe, for repayment of damages paid in special assessment warrant 270 

T. Lonergan, to be allowed on assessment for paving Canal street 271 

Baldwin & Co., for abatement of taxes 271 

A. C. Ellithorpe, in relation to use of macadam instead of wooden blocks, for street improvements 271 

M. Hogan, Janitor, for increase of salary 271 

Expressmen, to be allowed to stand at corner of Clark and Kinzie streets 271 

E. Vergho, for abatement of taxes 271 

B. E.Gallup, 44 " 271 

Owen Dougherty, for remission of judgment 271 

M. D. Parsons, for abatement of personal tax 271 

E. Reisenweber, for payment for use of room for election purposes 271 

F. Cronin, for free pedlar's license 271 

Citizens, to change name of " Allport street" to " Hamilton avenue" 271 

John Linden, for free pedlar's license 277 

B. A. Ulrich, for abatement of taxes 281 

Chicago and Rock Island R. R., for abatement of taxes 281 

John Reid & Co., to extend time for building City Slaughter House 293 

A. C. Cameron, for use of Council Chamber for Grand Eight Hour League 294 

Am. Sharpshooters' Association, for free use of N. Market Hall 294 

A. C. Ellithorpe, on street improvements . 297 

Petitions filed. 

Of O. S. Favor, to be appointed Carbon Oil Inspector 109 

44 John B. Taylor, to be appointed Fish Inspector 110 

44 J. H. Kedzie, for interest on W. Lake street assessment 199 

" John F. Marx, to be appointed Meat Inspector 257 

Remonstrances. 

Of citizens against increasing contract price to Dull & Gowan 5 

U (' (• It 11 Li (I g 

44 4 4 sidewalk on Kankakee avenue, Twenty-Sixth to Twenty-Ninth street 9 

4 4 4 1 lamp posts on Rucker street 9 

44 4 4 sidewalk in Block 17, Newberry's Addition 9 

4 4 4 4 railroad franchises to Union Stock Yard and Transit Company IS 

44 4 4 appointment of Giles Bros. City Time Keepers 70 

44 passage of Ordinance for Dock Lines between State and Rush streets 70 

4 4 4 4 opening Thirteenth street 86 

44 44 paving W. Randolph street 86 

4 4 4 4 opening White street 110 

4 4 4 4 extension of Fire Limits N. D 114 

1 4 4 4 confirming assessment roll for planking alley in Block 27, S. S. Addition 114 

4 4 4 4 planking alley in Block 14, Wolcott's Addition 114 

4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 41 11- " • *' . .114 

Of S. Callaghan, against opening White street 122 

*' citizens, against extension of Goethe street 122 

44 44 4 4 paving Wells from Van Bur en to Taylor street 129 

44 R. Healy et al., against sidewalk on Archer road, from Lime to Main street 158 

44 citizens, against narrowing alley in Block 19, Sec. 83, 40, 14 154 

4 4 4 4 4 4 repeal of Sample Ordinance 154 

4 4 44 44 extension of Fire Limit N. D 166 

44 J. B. Vanghan et al., against sidewalk on Coolidge street 166 

44 citi«ens, against one per cent, per month damages 169 

44 butchers, against establishing slaughter houses at Calumet river 1S9 

14 Hugh Ritchie, against illegal occupaucy of alley in Block 4, Astor's Addition 190 

44 John Weckler, against being compelled to build sidewalk 190 

44 citizens, against Northern Railroad Ordinance 202 

: " 44 Ordinance Requiring Foreign Insurance Companies to take out license 205 

4 4 4 4 44 railroad on Twenty-Second street 206 

4 4 4 4 planking alley bet. Aberdeen and Rucker sts., in B. 27, W. X and W. I NE Sec. 17. .206 

4 4 4 4 4 4 vacation of alley in B. 19, C. T. Sub. Sec. 33, 40, 14 206 

44 T. Wright, against sidewalk on Elizabeth street, between Madison and Washington streets 214 

44 citizens, against sidewalk on Sedgwick street, north of "Wisconsin street 214 

44 residents on Twenty-Seeond street, against railroad track on same 224 

' 4 citizens, against opening alley between Third and Fourth avenues, north of Fourteenth street 245 

4 4 44 extension of alley between Third and Fourth avenues, south of Twelfth street to Four- 
teenth street 252 

" 44 44 paving S. Canal street, from Madison to Twelfth street 252 

44 W. L. Newbery against sidewalk on Asylum place, from Franklin street to the Lake 252 

44 citizens, against changing grade of W. Randolph street 274 

Removal. 

Of Philip HiltE, Pound Master 250 



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INDICT. 



Reports of Committers concurred In. 

PI NANCE. Pag» 

Ou petition of EL H. Hamilton, for payment for Injuries li 

" " J, II. Foster liking tnat contract price of Lake Tunnel be not Increased 17 

M Jolui O'Donnell, for remission of fine 17 

" Ordinance authorizing Issue of School Bond* 28 

" election expenses for 1S65 2*,t 

44 expense of Martin Dollard, a fireman 

" claim of A. H. Hlackall M 

" petition of Charles Ml|lcr. 2.i 

44 refunding special assessment to Arnold (ireen et al 2 5 

" rretltlrm of P. Duggan £8 

M 44 Wallace Carter 28 

44 44 Angelina Towner , 23 

*' " .John Senole, for remission of fine 23 

44 M. ClitTord, for relief 11 

4 4 4 4 M. McDermott 24 

44 4 4 Cutting & McClelland 24 

4 4 4 4 D. L. DeGolyer '24 

44 44 CUes k Kvans 24 

44 official bond or C. 0. Chase, School Agent 2'.» 

44 petition of James Cleland 42 

44 44 Win. Vocke 42 

44 41 Jame3 Powell, for medical attendance 43 

44 sundry bills for President's funeral 42 

ii m tt it t< ^ > 

44 petition of Terrence O'Rrlen 42 

44 Ordinance aut horizing issue of Sewerage Bonds K 

44 petition of John McMahon 71 

44 issue of extra Sewerage Bonds 71 

44 official bond of Casper Geliring 71 

44 petition of George Miller for relief, &c 71 

4 4 44 St. Peter's Congregation 71 

4 4 4 4 L. Nillschkasky et al., for remission of fine 71 

44 44 J. Kingsland 71 

44 ,4 James McEwan 71 

4 4 44 J. Blumenthal 71 

4 4 4 4 D. S. DeGolyer 80 

44 bill of Chicago Union 81 

4 4 petition of Louis Jacobs gs 

44 Ordinance authorizing erection of new Engines 8* 

44 petition of Webb & Murray, 104 

44 44 Phelps, Webster & Co 104 

44 4 4 A. J. Hayward 104 

Presenting resolution to refund 35 per cent, of assessment for paving Wabash avenue 104 

Advising Comptroller to visit eastern cities to negotiate bonds 104 

On petition of Trustees of First Baptist Church 123 

44 44 Thomas O'Mallia 123 

44 44 Charles Batten 123 

44 44 Pat. Carmody .• 123 

44 communication of City Clerk concerning Records 128 

** expenses of John Powell, fireman 123 

General Tax-Levy of 1S65 13* 

44 additional appropriation for street cleaning , 188 

44 petition of — Frazier 138 

44 44 F. R. Wilson 13$ 

44 44 W. R. Grafton 138 

4 4 4 4 Joseph Scharf 138 

44 44 A. Hervey 144 

44 44 A. J. Galloway 156 

44 order for abatement of Taxes 158 

44 petition of Salisbury & Dodge 156 

4 « revision of General Assessment Roll 174 

44 petition of J. P. Roles 174 

44 44 Frank Nowak 174 

44 44 Mary Dempsey 174 

44 44 S.Solomons 174 

44 Cemetery 187 

44 petition of H. Beers , 190 

44 44 Frank Nowak 191 

44 44 Peter Deadv 191 

4 4 44 Redemptionist Fathers 191 

44 44 J. McHugh etal 192 

44 communication of Cutting, McClelland & Co 192 

44 petition of Joseph Bauer V 207 

44 4 4 G. S. Hubbard and P. Wilder 207 

44 44 Pat. Maher 207 

44 bill of Dr. Ellis 207 

Directing Comptroller to sell bonds 207 

On certain bills for disabled firemen 214 

44 petition of Peter Budinger 214 

4 4 4 4 DeGolyer, McClelland & Co 235 

4 4 44 M. McGuire 235 

44 4 4 Elihu Granger 233 

44 4 4 J. S. Taylor 235 

44 abatement of 1 per cent damages on Wabash avenue assessment 243 



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On petition of A. St L. Shultze ...246 

* 44 Peter O'Malley 246 

44 44 Dull & Gowan ....250 

44 " Chicago Medical Society, for abatement of taxes 264 

M T. Horrigan, for remission of fine ..255 

44 44 John Forsyth, 44 " 255 

<* 44 Bridget Barry, 44 " . ....255 

44 Ordinance for taxing Foreign Insurance Companies 255 

* l - 4 making additional appropriation for Recorder's Court and City Bridewell 263 

44 petition of Maria Schultz .... .263 

44 44 Frank Morrison 275 

** order making additional appropriation for Fire Department 275 

44 petition of E. I. Tinkham, for settlement of aceount ..275 

44 claim of M. H. Reisenweber,',for use of room for election 283 

14 petition of M. Hogan, Janitor 284 

44 44 Owen Dougherty 284 

44 annual reports of Treasurer and Collector 294 

44 petition of"B. A. Ulrich, for remission of tax 294 

RAILROADS. 

On petition of M. McDermott. 156 

44 Railroad to Union Stock Yards 156 

44 Ordinance for Railroad on Twenty-Second street 224 

44 ' 44 allowing Wahl Bros. & Lightall to lay down R. R. track, Ac . .285 

44 allowing Salt Co. of Onondaga to lay down R. R. track on Lumber street 285 

HARBOR AND BRIDGES. 

On Bridge across North Branch Canal 71 

44 condition of Bridges 175 

44 Ordinance for new Bridge at Clark street 214 

44 protection of river wall, east of Rush street 215 

** petition of James M. Donald, for Schooner 44 Flame" 263 

FIRE AND WATER. 

On ordinance concerning Fire Alarm Telegraph 25 

44 granting diploma to John McLean 25 

44 order for payment of money to widows of deceased firemen 71 

44 granting diploma to Peter Sellers 71 

44 44 toD. S.Burke 123 

On communication of Board of Police Commissioners, in relation to wants of Fire Department.. 257 

POLICE. 

On resolution to increase Police Force in N. D 32 

44 disorderly conduct of Newsboys > 32 

44 petition of P. C. Phillips et al 116 

44 Assistant Clerk at Police Court : 189 

44 Sub Police-Stations 165 

SCHOOLS. 

-Fixing Salary of Superintendent of Schools 66 

On petition of Laura Young, et al for reduction of rent 7* 

Fixing Salary of Superintendent of Schools 79 

On communication of Aid Holden concerning Schools 19T 

44 proposition of J. F. Sinclair 215 

44 petition to lease School Lands 215 

44 eligibility of School Inspector W. H. Ryder 243 

*' proposal of Wm. Schnell, to lease certain School property 295 

44 44 of J. D. Jennings to buy Dearborn School property 360 

JUDICIARY. 

On ordinance concerning Newsboys IS 

44 communication of G. W. Thompson 32 

44 ordinance prohibiting bathing in the Lake 64 

** Tunnel at Washington street 65 

44 sale of property in N. D 71 

44 ordinance concerning Weights and Measures 80 

44 petition of Cyrus Keeler 104 

Minority report concerning City Scales &c , 143 

On petition of A. Reeves 182 

In relation to W. Lake st., Assessment 29T 

On removal of dead from Milliman track 216 

44 communication of Aid Holden, in relation to titles to city land 216 

44 eligibility of Aid Peter Shimp 243 

44 petition of Julian S. Ramsey 245 

44 petition of Dr. Milton Parker 246 

44 ordinance cancelling sales for improvement of W. Lake St., 246 

44 communication of City Clerk in relation to Junk Dealers 246 

44 petition of Artemus Carter, to redeem lot sold for taxes 255 

44 " A. C. Cameron et al on eight-hour system 263 

44 ' 44 G. W. Bonham, to be repaid Judgment 263 

PRINTING. 

On circulation of German Newspapers 13 

In relation to 44 Staats Zeitung" 18 

44 Job Printing 42 



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Authorizing Clerk to procure miHning copies of Council Proceedings lit) 

Majority re port fixing price of Corporation Printing 110 

Minority report " r * " 15J6 

WllAltVKS AND PUBLIC GROUNDS. 

On petition to repair Dearborn Park ...187 

Instructing Comptroller to advertise for bids for land on corner of Washington and Franklin streets 197 

LICEN8ES. 

On petition of Chan. Peterson, for free Peddler's License 8'2 

" 44 W. J. Mittllnc iSi 

»« M Mrs. John Cnrew 33 

" " Matthias lloflT. 43 

" 44 Lawrence Murphy 48 

44 " ('has. Understecn 43 

" 14 Lewis Sheets 43 

44 44 M. Prlndivlllc 65 

" 44 W. Ht Hamilton, for free license 65 

w " ( has. Head, «• " 05 

'« " Bt F. Bailey 44 " «5 

" " G. A. Pfiefer, 44 " 65 

" •« D. C. Moran 72 

" . 44 Nic. Zender 78 

44 44 Kelly and Morgan 94 

" Mrs. Long 104 

" " W. Leopold 104 

" '* Thos. Jamieson 104 

M " Dennis Moran 104 

" " iVm. McAndrews : 104 

" Martin McClure 104 

M 44 A. Reytiann 104 

** »' Jas. Duffy 104 

" »■ John ITulke 104 

44 44 Richard Coglan 104 

4 4 4 4 W. T. Coles 104 

44 4 4 Chicago Driving Park Association 105 

"... 44 Wm. Reeves 117 

4 4 4 4 J. H. Bevans 117 

4 4 4 4 John;Carothers : 124 

44 . 4 4 JohnMcKnight 124 

4 4 4 4 P. Matthis 183 

4 4 41 # H. A. Eggert 133 

Fixing price of license for Wood's Museum 167 

On petition of Timothy Ahern 167 

4 4 4 4 Lawrence Dyer : 176 

44 41 Henry Larster 176 

44 44 J. M. Steffins 197 

4 4 4 4 John Hickey 197 

4 4 4 4 Henry Eggert 198 

4 4 4 4 James Hopes 198 

4 4 4 4 Henry Lauber 198 

44 44 Hebrew Relief Association 208 

44 44 Margaret Downey 208 

44 44 G. Spellman 217 

44 • *' James Hutchinson.. 235 

4 4 4 4 William Bropper 135 

1 4 4 4 Aug. Levering 246 

On Ordinance fixing rate for Butcher's license 800 

STREETS AND ALLEYS S. D. 

On Ordinance for sidewalk on Blackwell, from Nineteenth to Twentieth street 18 

4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 Archer Road, from Deering street to South Branch 19 

41 44 for planking Couch place, between Wells and Franklin streets : 19 

4 4 4 4 for sidewalk on Cottage Grove avenue, from Twenty- Second to Twenty-Ninth street 19 

4 4 44 for planking Alleys Block 142, S. Sec 19 

Amending Ordinance for sidewalk on Kankakee avenue, between Twenty-Sixth and Twenty-Ninth streets 34 

On Ordinance for sidewalk on Thirty-first street, from Cottage Grove avenue to HI. Cent. R. R 43 

44 4 4 for paving Dearborn street 44 

44 ..." 44 44 Hadduck place Block S, Ft. Dearborn Add 65 

4 4 41 44 plankiag Court place Block 37, O. T 65 

4 4 44 44 sidewalk on Fourteenth street, from State street to Michigan avenue 65 

" ,4 44 sidewalk on State street, from Twenty-fourth to Twenty-fifth street 72 

4 4 . 4 4 44 private drains in Blocks 91, 93, 94 and 95, S. Sec. Add 72 

4 4 44 4 4 planking alley in Block 7, Ft. Dearborn Add 94 

4 4 4 4 grading La Salle street, from Madison to Jackson street 94 

4 4 4 4 44 sidewalk on Monroe street, from Clark to Market street 95 

44 4 4 sidewalk on La Salle street, from Madison to Jackson street = 95 

4 4 4 4 " curbing Monroe street, from Clark to Market street 95 

* 4 4 4 4 4 opening alley from Spring's Sub. to Sixteenth street, between State street and Wabash 

avenue 95 

4 4 4 4 " planking alleys in Blocks 103 and 104, S. S. Add 95 

41 4t 44 sidewalk on Wabash avenue, fronting lots 2 and 4, Block 5, Ass. Div. S. W. % Sec. 22. 95 

4 4 4 4 4 1 opening alley through Blocks 23 and 30, south of Twenty-third street in W. % Sec. 27. 165 

4 4 44 sidewalk on Nineteenth street, from La Salle to Blackwell street 105 

44 ' 4 planking Benton place from State street to Wabash avenue 105 

4 4 4 4 planking Couch place, from Clark to Dearborn street 105 

4 4 4 4 4 4 private Drains in Block 142, S. S. Add 105 

44 4 4 " paving S. Water street, from Clark to Franklin street 105 



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Page 

On Ordinance for planking Couch place, from Market to Wells street 105. 

" 44 44 sidewalk on Twentieth street, from Michigan avenue to alley west 10i* 

44 44 44 private Drains on Wabash avenue 105 

44 4 4 44 extension of Dearborn street 110 

44 4 4 44 extending Wallace street, from Twenty-sixth to Thirty-first street 117 

44 44 44 44 Ullman street, from Thirty -first street to City Limits 11T 

44 M 44 widening Halsted street, Twenty-sixth street to City Limits 11* 

On petition of Citizens for repealing ordinance for inproving Monroe street 117 

On ordinance for planking Couch place from Franklin to Market street 117 

On ordinance for widening Alley from 12th to 16th street between Wabash Avenue and State street 117 

41 4 « sidewalk on Cottage Grove Avenue, from Douglas Place to Egan Avenue 118 

44 44 opening 13th street 118 

4 4 4 4 re-macadamizing Wells street, from Van Buren st. , to Taylor st 118 

44 establishing Courts on Michigan Avenue |*j 

4 4 44 private drains in Ass Div., N* W. frac. J Sec, 22 124 

44 " planking Alleys in B., 129 and 130 S. S. Add 124 

4 4 4 4 44 44 B., 11 Frac. Sec. 15 Add , 124 

44 4 4 paving La Salle St., from Washington st., to Madison st 124 

44 44 planking Alley in B. 4, Fort Dearborn Add 124 

44 44 paving Calhoun Place, from La Salle st., to Clark st 124 

14 4 4 44 Van Buren st., from State st., to the River 133 

4 4 44 44 S. Wells st., from Lake st , to South Water st 133 

14 sidewalk on 12th street, from Clark st., to the River 183 

44 paving Van Buren St., from State st., te Michigan Avenue 133 

44 extending Third Avenue, to 14th street 139 

44 remonstrance against paving Wells st., from Van Buren st. , to Taylor st 189 

44 ordinance for sidwalks on Monroe st., from State st., to Michigan Avenue 167 

" 44 private drains in B., 122 to 130 S. S. Add 176 

44 paving Monroe St., from State to Michigan Avenue 167 

44 sidewalks on 17th street, from State to Clark st 176 

44 44 private drains on 3d Avenue bet., Jackson and 12th sts 176 

44 gravelling Prairie Avenue, from 16th to 22d st 176 

" 44 planking Alley, from 18th to 20th st. bet. Wabash Avenue and State 176 

44 planking Alley in B. 33, S. W. f Sec. 21 176 

44 sidewalk on Archer Road, from Halsted to Maine st 176 

44 remonstrance against the same 176 

44 ordinance for sidewalk on Lake Avenue, from Douglas Place to City Limits 183 

44 planking Court Place, bet. La Salle and Wells streets 198 

44 sidewalk on 25th St., from State st. to Michigan Avenue ..198 

44 44 paving Franklin st., from Lake to S. Water si 208 

44 * 4 4 private drains on Wabash Avenue, bet. 12th and 24th st 217 

44 sidewalk on 20th street, from Prairie Avenue to State street 217 

44 44 sidewalk on 17th street, from State to Clark st 235 

4 4 44 sidewalk on Butler st., from Archer Road to 25th st. and on 25th st., from Butler to Han- 
over street 235 

44 9idewalk on 29th street,from Cottage Grove Avenue to Calumet Avenue 235 

I" 44 vacation of Alley through B. 55, C. T. Sub. Sec, 27 255 

44 44 gavelling 16th street 265 

44 second Assessment, for paving South Water street between Clark and Franklin sts 276 

4 4 44 4 4 4 4 44 44 44 44 Wabash Avenue and Mich- 
igan Avenue 276 

44 cindering Archer Road, from Reuben st. to Western Avenue 278 

sidewalk on 14th street, from Wabash Avenue to Michigan Avenue 284 

44 planking Alley in B. 33 S. E. Frac. I Sec 21, 89, 14 284 

; ** 44 re-gravelling Michigan Avenue, from Park Place to 12th street 297 

44 sidewalk on 29th street, from Michigan Avenne to Calumet Ave 297 

sidewalk on Vincennes Road, from Douglas Place to Egan Avenue 297 

paving Michigan Avenue, from 12ih to 22nd street 297 

44 Washington st., from State st to Michigan Avenue 299 

44 La Salle st., from Madison to Jackson st., 299 

STREETS AND ALLEYS N. D. 

On ordinance for sidewalk on Division street, from Walcott st. to Lot 2, N. % B. 1 Sec. 8 48 

private drains in Kinzie, Walcott and Butler's Add'ns ■ 48 

' 4 *' sidewalk on Halsted street, from Willow to Centre street 43 

Repealing an ordinance for planking Alley in B. 16, B W. and W. Add'n 4 48 ' 

On ordinance for sidewalk on Division street, from Clark to Walcott street 48 

44 paving Michigan street 44 

4 44 widening Green Bay street 44 

44 curbing and filling Erie street, from Clark to LaSall est 72 

44 extension of W. Hinsdtle Bt., East to LaSalle st 72 

44 macadamising Chicago avenue 72 

45 sidewalk fronting Lots 95 and 96, Bronson's Addition 95 

V • • 44 paving N. Clark street 96 

planking alley in B. 3, Wolcott's Addition 96 

" 44 44 B. 21, B. W. and W's Addition 105 

private drains on Chicago avenue 105 

Michigan rt 106 

' .. 44 44 Erie and Michigan sts 106 

" petition of Ernst Prussing 106 

ordinance for re-gravelling N. Clark at., from North avenue to N. Weill st 118 

l. planking alley in B. 11, Wolcott'a Addition 118 

paving N. Wells st. , from the River to Kmtie st 118 

ta planking alley in B 14, Wolcott's Addition 118 

M ' sidewalk on Clybourn avenue, from Sheffield avenue to Asylum place 124 

ridewalk on Burling street, from Willow to Centre streets 124 

planking alley In Block 85, Wolcott's Add 125 

44 30, 44 44 125 



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Oa Ordinance for extending alley lu Block 9, Johnston, Robert* k Ston'i Adil |M 

" " sidewalk on Sedgwick street, from White to Oak street .."* l/U 

44 " planking alley In N. U Block 27, Wolcotfs Add '.' IM 

44 In Block .*, Klnile'a Add 189 

" M sidewalk on N. Clark street, from Franklin utreet to Fullerton avenue 

" " widening N\ Clark street, from N. Avenue to Franklin street ""-l.'W 

planking nil. ys in Block 10, Wolcott's Add .'.'.139 

Ou petition of Lake View Avmut Company '{40 

On Ordinance for private drains on N. Wells street, from Klnzle street to tlie river .'. . .107 

On Resolutions requesting B. P. W. to make new assessment roll for opening street between N. Avenue 

and Schiller strert IfiT 

On Ordinance for parks on Superior street, from WelM street to Lake Michigan ...176 

11 " Macadamizing Division street, from Clark to Wolcott street, and Wolcott street from 

Division to Schiller street 17f> 

" " sidewalk on Clark street, bttVBCB Chicago Avenue and Chesnut street 176 

" " Macadamizing Wolcott street, from Michigan to Indiana street 17t> 

" " sidewalk on Menominee street, from Wells to Clark street lv: 

" " extension of Gothe street, easl to Wolcott street 1>>4 

" " sidewalk on Cane street, from Clark to Larral>ee street 1M 

44 " planking alley In Block 9, Wolcotfs Add. and Block J, Klnxlel Add 188 

" " sidewalk on Ontario street, from Market to Kingsbury Btreet 188 

" " changing name of Wolcott street, to North State street 208 

*' M sidewalk on Little Fort Road, from Wells to Halsted street 208 

" " sidewalk on Hurlburt street, from Center street to Fullerton avenue 

44 " to amend " an ordinance extending White street," passed May 88, 1868 217 

41 " planking alleys in Blocks 6, 7 and 12, Delavan's Add til T 

11 " sidewalk on Cass street, from Chicago avenue to Superior street 

4; M extinguishing title to reservations in B. W. k Webster's Add .885 

" " sidewalk on Fullerton avenue, from Clark to Ilalsted street 818 

On Remonstrance against sidewalk on Sedgwick, north of Wisconsin street 24»» 

On ordinance for sidewalk on Angelina place, from Franklin street to Lake Michigan 256 

" 41 vacation of alley in Block 19, C. T. Sub. of Sec. 33, 40 and 14 888 

11 44 repealing ordinance for Macadamizing Chicago avenue 886 

11 " sidewalk on Elm street, from Clark street to alley west 266 

44 '• establishing courts on N. Dearborn street, from Ohio to Chicago avenue 888 

11 " sidewalk on Menominee street, from Mohawk to Sedgwick street 277 

" 44 vacation of alley in Block 10, Sec. 33, 40, 14. 271 

" " sidewalk on Howe street, from Willow to Centre street 2^4 

•' 44 " Gardner street, from Halsted to Vine street '297 

44 " " Blackhawk street, from Halsted street to Clybourn avenue 297 

44 " 44 Sedgwick street, from Erie to Huron street..". 299 

STREETS AND ALLEYS W. D. 

On ordinance^for pavin? W. Randolph street, from Halsted to W. Water street 18 

*' 44 " extending Walnut street, east to Reuben street IS 

44 44 sidewalk on Carpenter street, from Lake to Madison street 18 

44 " " Throop street, from Adams to Jackson street 18 

44 " " Park avenue, from Hojne to Leavitt street 18 

44 44 41 Oakley street, from Lake street to 27G>£ feet south 18 

44 44 * 4 Jackson street, from Throop to 137 feet south 19 

44 u 44 Robey street, from Madison street to 966 feet north 18 

44 M 44 Rose street, from Chicago avenue to Cornell street 18 

4 4 4 4 4 4 Rumsey street, from Chicago avenue to Clarinda street 18 

4 1 4 4 4 4 Noble street, from Chicago avenue to Milwaukee avenue 34 

44 4 4 4 4 Morgan street, from Jackson to Van Buren st 43 

1 4 4 4 44 DesPlaines street, from 12th to DeKoven st 43 

44 4> 44 Bunker street, from Jefferson to DesPlaines st 43 

41 44 paving W. Randolph street, from Halsted to W. Water st G-~> 

4 4 4 4 extension of Coventry street 6."> 

44 14 sidewalk on "Western avenue, from Lake to Fulton st 65 

4 4 * 4 44 Leavitt street, from Madison to Lake st 66 

44 Ci 44 Noble street, from Cornell st. to Milwaukee avenne 06 

44 44 planking allev in B. 27, S. S. Addition . 72 

44 14 re-macadamizing Canal street, from Adams to 12th street -> 72 

44 vacating alley in Lot 3, B. 53, N. W. } Sec. 21 72 

4 4 4 4 sidewalk on Bunker street, from DesPlaines to Habted st 72 

44 44 44 Hunt street, from Rucker street to W. Terminus of Hunt st 72 

4 4 44 44 12th street, from DesPlaines to Halsted st 73 

4 4 44 4 4 Lake street, from Union to Halsted st 7 ; » 

4 4 4 4 4 4 " Ada to Sheldon st 73 

4 4 4 4 4 4 Throop street, from Madison to Monroe st 73 

44 u 44 Wood street, from Lake to Kin zie street . ... 7* 

" 44 4 4 Lake street, from Reuben to Robey st 73 

*' 44 44 ISth street, from Seward to Halsted 73 

44 44 planking West 12th, street, from Beach to Canal st - 73 

44 44 sidewalk on Aberdeen street, from Madison to Monroe st 73 

44 44 extension of Park avenue . 96 

44 " vacating Irwin street.east of Arthur st , v 106 

4 4 44 sidewalk on Ada street, fronting Mrs. Rattray's Sub. Sec. 8 , 106 

44 '* 44 Tyler street, from Robey street to Hoyne st i. 106 

44 44 opening alley through B. 38, S. S. Addition 106 

*' 44 sidewalk on Peoria street, from Tan Buren to Harrison st 106 

41 4{V 44 Division street, from Noble street to Milwaukee avenue, 115 

44 4; 44 Noble street, from Milwaukee avenue to Division 119 

44 44 44 Noble street, from Chicago avenue to Indiana st 11!* 

44 4; *• Lake St., fronting Lota 14 and 15 B. 21, Carpenter's Addition 119 

44 4 4 planking alley in B. 2 and 23, S. S. Addition * 119 

44 private drains on West Randolph st 185 



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Oh Ordinance for extending Bunker street, east to DesPlaines st 125 

" " planking Lumber street 125 

•« 44 " alley in B. 43, S. S. Addition 125 

" " " " B. 14, W. # and W. y 2 of N. E. \ Sec. IT 125 

" •* sidewalk on Coolidge street, from Loomis to Reuben st 134 

44 " " Chicago avenue, from Reuben to Paulina st 184 

** 44 " Lincoln street, from Madison to Jackson st 134 

" " planking alley in B. 62, Sec. 7 134 

" 44 extension of Ruble street, from 18th st. to Canalport avenue 184 

" " planking alley in B. 27, Sec. 17, from Aberdeen to Rucker st 134 

" sidewalk on Newberry street, from Maxwell to 12th st 134 

" " widening Reuben street, from Madison st. to S. Western avenue 140 

On remonstrance against planking alley in B. 27, S. S. Addition 140 

On ordinance for vacating Arthington street, from Sibley to Lytle st , 140 

44 44 " alley in B. 9, Union Park 2nd Addition '. 140 

44 44 extension of alley in N. X B « 9, Sampson and Green's Addition 143 

v " sidewalk on Halsted street, from Wright to 16th st 167 

" «* planking alley in B. 21 and 30, S, E. f Sec. 17 16T 

tc " " 44 B. 70, R. M. and R.'s Addition 177 

44 " opening alley in B. 64, Sec. 7 ,.177 

44 44 sidewalk on Ada street, from Lake to Fulton st ,. 177 

" " ** Jackson street, Robey to Hoyne , 177 

" " u Indiana street, from Oakley to Wood st . 171 

" " sidewalk on Walnut street, from Wood to Lincoln street . 177 

44 ct planking aUey Block S, B. & E. Add 177 

'* sidewalk on Monroe street, from Laflin to Loomis street 177 

" " planking alley in Block 35, Carpenter's Add 177 

" " vacating alley in Wabansia Add . . ... 184 

44 " sidewalk on Warren street, Block 60, Sec. 7 19S 

44 sidewalk on W. Lake street, in front of Lot 10, Block 2, Sawyer's Add 198 

44 44 sidewalk on Carroll street, lrom Elizabeth to Ann street , 19$ 

4C 44 private drains on Fulton street . 193 

" " sidewalk on Elizabeth street, from Indiana to Hunt street. .-. ,. 199 

** 44 sidewalk on Van Buren street, from Throop to Loemis street 199 

" " W. Washington street, from Hoyne to Leavitt street , . ... 19ft 

M widening Warren street, from Hoyne to Leavitt street..,, i 199 

On petition of J. B. Vaughan 199 

On ordinance for sidewalk on Smith street, from Wood to Paulina street . : 209 

44 44 44 Walnut street, from Paulina to Wood street ,s 209 

" " " Paulina street, from Walnut to Lake street . . . ., 20!* 

" " 44 Blue Island avenue, from Twelfth to Catherine street 210 

" 44 " Fry street, from Paulina to Holt street 210 

" M " Mitehell street, from Jefferson to Canal street 223 

" " " Elston road, from Milwaukee avenue to C. & N. W. R. R 223 

44 " Milwaukee avenue, from Will to Noble street , 223 

" " opening alley in Block 47, C. T. Sub. Sec. 7 , .." 223 

" extension of Mitchell street. . , . , 243 

4 4 44 opening North Morgan street . , , 256 

" 44 sidewalk on Carpenter street, from Chicago avenue to Milwaukee avenue. 266 

" " reducing width of sidewalk on Milwaukee avenue ,.266 

" 44 sidewalk on Newberry street, from Wright street to R. R. crossing - ...... .266 

4 ' 44 planking alley in Block 53, Sec. 7, 39, 14. .. 266 

" 44 sidewalk on Wright street, from Halsted to Newbery street. 266 

On petition of T. Wright 266 

On West Water street Ordinance 271 

On ordinance for sidewalk on Chicago avenue, from Noble to Reuben street 277 

44 44 sidewalk on Elizabeth street, from Washington to Randolph street , 277 

** " changing grade of W. Randolph street 284 

c< sidewalk on S. Halsted street, from Twenty-second street to the river. 284 

1 ' *' sidewalk on Twenty-second street, from Jefferson to Halsttd street. 284 

" " sidewalk on Mark street, from Union to Halsted street , 284 

" " extension of N. Morgan street to Milwaukee avenue 29$ 

" " sidewalk on Taylor street, from Rucker street to Throop street 29$ 

** " sidewalk on Sholto street, from Harrison to Polk street 29S 

" M sidewalk on Tyler street, from Aberdeen to Rucker street .29S 

" " sidewalk on Blue Island avenue, from Harbine street to R. R. crossing 298 

•' " sidewalk on Miller street, from Harrison to Polk street 298 

" " vacating alley between Sheldon street and Bishop place 298 

" " m u in Block 1, Magie & High's Add .....298 

*« " changingjname of " Allport street," to Hamilton street 293 

*' " planking alley in Block 43, Carpenter's Add i 293 

GAS LIGHTS. 

On ordinance for Lamp Posts on Oak street, from Wells to La Salle street 34 

" " f " Archer Road, from State street to Stewart avenue 84 

" " " *' W. Indiana street, from Halsted to Morgan street .' 125 

'« (< 44 tl N. Dearborn street, from Oak to Maple street 125 

44 44 44 44 Reuben street, from Madison to Lake street 125 

On remonstrance against Lamp posts on Rucker street 144 

On ordinance for Lamp posts'on Sixteenth street, from Indiana to Prairie avenue 167 

44 44 44 44 * La Salle street, Elm to Division street 177 

44 44 44 Indiana avenue, from Twenty-second to Twenty-fourth street. 177 

44 44 44 44 Prairie avenue 177 

44 44 " 44 S. Water street, from Clark to Wells street 184 

44 4 4 44 44 44 " 44 Michigan to Wabash avenue 184 

44 4 4 4 4 Fulton street, from Sangamon to Peoria street 199 

■11 (( << 44 it (< <(.<< <( C« .210 

44 44 44 44 Twelfth street, from Morgan to Brown street "l\ 



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Page 

O i Ordinance for Lamp |"iH« on Huron street, from PlM to Bt. Clair Btreet 

|" " " " Fourth avenue, from Taylor to Twelfth Btreet S99 

" " 44 " Michigan Btreet, from Fine to St. Clair street 29i> 

" " " N. Water street, from Rush to St. Clair street W9 

PUBLIC BUILDING8. 

On or<ler In relation to City Hall 235 

On Ful. lie Buildings around the Public Square '^•"><'> 

On petition of Hawks k Armstrong, in relation to House of Correction 277 

LOCAL ASSESSMENTS. 

On petition of " Home of the Friendless." II 

On assessment roll for extension of W. Hinsdale street 140 

On ordinance for second assessment for planking W. Twelfth street 140 

44 " planking Couch place, from Wells to Franklin street 140 

On asscsBment roll for extension of Walnut street east to Reuben street 177 

On petition of 0. A. Crary for reduction of taxes 250 

Bridewell. 

On furnishing employment for convicts 96 

Seleet and Joint Committees* 

Report of Select Committee on Rules of Order 84 

" 44 visiting eastern cities on behalf of Bridewell 44 

. " Joint Committee of streets and alleys S. D. and W. D., on Tunnel at Washington street 126 

" Select Committee on Parks, AV. D M and the Board of Public Works, on plan for improvement of 

Union Park 181 

Committee of the Whole on Revision of Ordinances 165 

Select Committee on Healey Slough 210 

" Joint Committee, Railroad and streets and alleys N. D., minority report on Northern R. R 286 

Select Committee on purchase of ground for House of Correction 256 

" Select Committee on Dearborn St., extension 257 

44 H petition of W. W. Field 26G 

Joint Committee, streets and alleys, N. D. and Finance on ordinance for purchasing additional 

ground for Water Works 273 

Select Committee on compensation for revision of Ordinances 2S4 

Pnblie Officers. 

Report of the Board of Police Commissioners on petition of Dean k Son 102 

" Public Works in relation to sewer on West Polk street . 131 

44 Public Works annulling proceedings in relatinn to the opening of Coventry Bt 182 

44 Comptroller on petition of Jas. E. Tyler 20T 

Board of Public Works on petition of citizens to delay improvement of AV. Madison street 274 

Reports of Committees not eonenrred in. 

Com. on Local Assessments, on petition of H. T. Dickey, et al in relation to West Lake street 136 

Police, on appointment of Assistant Police Clerk 136 

" Local Assessments, on petition H. T. Dickey, et al 140 

14 Finance, on abatement of one per cent, damages on Warrant for paving Wabash avenue, south of 

Jackson et. 214 

streets and alleys N. D M on ordinance for vacating alley in B. 4, Stone's Sub. of Astor's Add 217 

44 Judiciary, on petition of J. S. Rumsey 243 

Finance, on petition of Dull & Gowau 248 

streets and alleys, W. D., on ordinance for correction of line of West Water street 266 

Majority Report Com. on streets and alleys S. D., on ordinance extending alley between 3rd and 4th aves. 

in Assessors 2nd Division, Sec. 21 276 

Minority Report on same 276 

Report of Committee re-eonsidered. 

Commiitee on streets and alleys W. D., on West Water st 271 

Reports of Committees &e • referred. 

Com. on Finance, authorizing issue of School construction Bonds IS 

Select Committee, on revision of ordinances 20 

Com. on Harbor and Bridges, on ordinances establishing Dock lines between State street and Rush it: eet . 70 

f Judiciary, on Carbon Oils 109 

" Finance, on Scanlon Slough 109 

Board of Public Works, asking passage of resolution directing them to accept bid for Washington street 

Tunnel 114 

Board of Public Wcrks, on Healey Slangh 115 

Com. on Railroads, on removal of Horse Roilroad Track on Indiania avenue 144 

School Agent, enclosing proposition to purchase and lease School Lands. 155 

Com. on Finance, on communication from Chief of Police concerning Police uniforms 172 

44 Police, on resolutions concerning sanitary condition of tht city 172 

" Harbor and Bridges, on Bridges 176 

" streets and alleys S. D., on ordinance for dredging Healey Slough 198 

44 Railroads, on Northern Railroad ordinance 202 

Board of Police Commissioners on condition of Fire Department 204 

44 Police Commissioners, in favor of payment of sundry bills 206 

4 * Public Works, on petition of Dull 4 Go wan. 214 

Comptroller on bids for Ichool property 214 



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Page 

Com. on streets and alleys, W. D., on ordinance for sidewalk on Elizabeth street, from Madison to Ran- 
dolph st 223 

Com. on Finance, on petition of Dull & Gowan 242 

" Judiciary, on resolution for Indexing documents in City Clerk's Office 246 

*• streets and alleys S. D., (minority report) on ordinance for macadamizing Halsted street, from 

Archer Road to 31st street, and from 31st street to Egan avenue 256 

Com. on streets and alleys S. D., (majority report) on same 256 

Counsel to Corporation, on Intramural interments 294 

Com. on streets and alleys N. D., on petition of Expressmen &c 29S 

Reports of Committees &c. Re-committed. 

Committee on Harbor and Bridges, on bridges at Adams street 25 

streets and alleys W. D., on ordinance for sidewalk on Twelfth street, from DesPlaines St. 

to Halsted st 43 

Harbor and Bridges, on ordinance establishing dock lines bet. Monroe and Van Buren sts. . . 97 
' streets and alleys S. D., on ordinance for sidewalk on Vincennes Road, from Douglas Place 

to Egan avenue.... 133 

44 Railroads, on Horse Railroads to Union Stock Yards 344 

" " keeping streets, whereon Railroads are laid in repair 172 

* 4 Judiciary, on City Slaughtering 175 

streets and alleys N. D., on ordinance for re-laying sidewalk on Mohawk street 176 

" Railroads, on Horse Railway accommodations 193 

44 streets and alleys N. D., on ordinance vacatiog E. 4 feet of alley in B. 19, Sec. 33 199 

*' 44 44 44 41 alley In B. 4, Stone's Sub. of Astor's Add. . . .208 

Select Committee, on intramural interments 294 

Fire and Water, on repeal of fire-limit ordinance . 295 

Reports of Committees &e. Laid over and Published. 

Com. on Finance, on election expenses. 17 

44 44 communication of Board of Public Works, asking action on ordinance for cleaning 

the River 17 

8 44 concerning Bill of Chicago Union IS 

" 44 petition of A. Harvey to settle accounts 23 

" , 44 appropriation bill, 1865. 29 

4 1 44 Issue of Sewerage Bonds 42 

44 44 petition of D. S. DeGolyer 42 

44 ordinance concerning Heal'ey Slough 87 

44 44 petition of J. S. Bunney.. .........123 

41 44 resolution concerning letting of contracts for deepening 111. and Mich. Canal 156 

4 * communication of Aid McRay, in relation to Sanitary Condition of the city 174 

4 * 44 petition of Dull & Gowan 241 

Com. on Railroads, on ordinance for Railroad to Fair Grounds 24 

H 44 44 amending ordinance to promote the construction of Railroads to Public 

Fairs 104 

1 '[ 44 ordinance for extension of Horse Railroad to Union Stock Yard 132 

s " " " petition of Wahl Bros, k Lightall for permission to lay down railroad track 139 

** Northern Railroad ordinance 192 

5 petition of Salt Co., of Onondago to lay railroad track on Lumber st 275 

44 petition of Wahl Bros. & Lightall to lay R. R. track 275 

Com, on Harbor and Bridges, on ordinance establishing dock lines Ac, between State and Rush streets.. . . 24 

** 5 44 Bridge at Adams street 30 

44 t 44 44 ordinance establishing dock lines &c. between Monroe and Van Buren st. 63 

Com. on Fire and Water, on communication, from Board of Police Commissioners on condition of Fire 

Department 242 

Com. on Police, on petition of William Vocke ............ . . . ............ ..... 116 

Schools, on appointment of School-Superintendent 32 

*' 44 eligility of School Inspector, 1st Ward 215 

44 proposal of J. D. Jennings to purchase Dearborn School property 263 

Com. on Judiciary, on ordinance for regulation of Weights and Measures 64 

!' 44 44 in relation to Cattle running at large 64 

44 ... 44 Carbon Oils 88 

" 44 Junk Dealers 89 

44 concerning inspection of meats 90 

11 44 petition of Bernard Phillips 123 

44 ordinance concerning slaughtering 166 

J 44 city slaughtering. 182 

] t ' 44 ordinance concerning City Messenger Co 216 

) 4 44 in relation to Horse Railroads 255 

Com. on Printing, (majority and minority reports) on price to be paid for corporation printing 91 

Com. on Licenses, on repeal of sample ordinance 246 

4 44 Butchers' Licenses 247 

Com. on streets and alleys S. D., on ordinance for planking Hadduck Place bet. Wells and Franklin sts. . 33 
5 4 5 ordinance for paving Dearborn street, from Madison to Monroe sts. . .. 33 

ti Sfl 44 ordinance for re-gravelling Michigan avenue 38 

44 44 vacating alley in B. 90, School Sec. Add 94 

ti 5 " ordinance for extension of Dearborn st. South to Jackson st 94 

, t *' 44 ordinance for establishing coui'ts or parks on Michigan avenue 95 

' ordinance for cindering Archer Road 263 

Com, on streets and alleys N. D., on petition of Lake View Avenue Co 95 

J * 44 ordinance for extension of White st. to Larrabee st 106 

* 44 (minority report) on ordinance for extension of W. White st 118 

, , 4 4 44 petition of Lake View Avenue Co 125 

ti ' 44 making Hulburt st. the devision line of election precincts in 13th Wardl89 

M ti 44 ordinence extending Goethe st., from Clark to Wolcott st 176 

petition of property holders in relation to paving N. Clark st 208 



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I VDBX. 



Com. on Streets an J Alleys N. D. (majority and minority reports) on petitioner Hugh Ritchie et al to 

< ]>.-n alley through B. 4, Stone's Suh, <,f Aitor'a Ad<l 278 

Com. on streets and alleys W. D., or«llnance extending alley In N. Jtf to. 9, Sampson k Green's Add LQfl 

" " ordinance for vacating alley In Wabantia Add 1 77 

M " " on ordinance for opening Mlt. h, 11 st., fr<;m Halsted to Wall«T sts. .210 

Cun. <>n 8m Lights, on remonstrance against lamp posts on Hucker st, l>- 1. North and 22nd streets i 

Select Committee on Bridewell, In relation thereto 77 

" Washington st. Tunnel, in relation thereto , 7J 

Hrldewell, In relation to purchase of ground for House of Correction 9iJ 

" Hrldewell, In relation thereto ........135 

" Petroleum " 142 

Joint Com. on Railroads, and streets and alleys N. D., on ordinance concerning Northern Railroad 2H 

'• " 11 (minority report) on same 22! 

Joint Com. on streets and alleys S. D. and W. I)., on tunnel under the river 247 

" 11 (majority and minority) on tunnel at Washington st 

" N. D. and Finance, on ordinance for purchase of Land for Water Works.2«>5 

Select Committee on Tunnels under Chicago rive.*, In relation thereto '277 

" removal of the dead from Cemetery, In relation thereto .277 

" intramural interments, in relation thereto 2** 

Board of Police Commissioners, on case of EL Mehring 115 

Hoard of Public Works, in relation to Salaries of employees S6 

Counsel to Corporation, on City Railroad as Common Carriers lo.j 

44 concerning Dearborn Park 155 

11 ' petition of A. C. Cameron et al . . .271 

City Attorney, Semi-annual report of legal business of the city 2=31 

Fish Inspector, for I800 207 

Mayor's Police, for 1x65 2'V) 

Board of Police Commissioners, annual report for leoo 282 

Reports of louiniittees itf. Tabled. 

Com. on Judiciary, (Minority Report) on ordinance in relation to City Weigher 133 

Com. on Finance, on petition of Geo. Schmidt If] 

Board of Public Works, on dredging Haley Slough 206 

Com. on Streets and Alleys, N. 1)., on ordinance for sidewalk on Fullerton avenue from Clark to Halsted 

street 20S 

Board of Public Works, in relation to petition of Dull «fe Go wan '.246" 

Com. on Licenses, on ordinance concerning Butchers 2G7 

Com. on Streets and Alleys, S. D., (Majority and Minority) on extending alley between Third and Fourth 

avenues, in Assessor's Second Divission, Sec. 21 276 

Com. on Streets and Alleys, N. D., on ordinance for sidewalk on Sedgwick street, from Erie to Huron 3t.254 

Board of Public Works, on petition of T. Lonergan 294 

Com. on Judiciary, on West Division Railroad ordinance 299 

Report of Committee, indefinitely postponed. 

Com. on Licenses, on ordinance concerning Sample Pedlars SCO 

Reports of Committee &e. filed. 

Committee on Railroads, on petition of Uuion Stock Yard & Transit Co 13 

" " Wahl Brothers & LightaU 199 

" 14 on increased Railroad accomodation 243 

" Finance, on sundry matters referred and subsequently adjusted 83 

" •* Election expenses 144 

" " concerning bids for improvement of the 111. and Mich. Canal 199 

44 Judiciary, on Meat inspection 144 

" 44 City Messenger Co 243 

" " Fifth Ward election 297 

44 Printing, Minority Report on Printing ". 71 

" Harbor and Bridges, concerning vacation of Adams street 109 

'• Streets and Alleys S. D., Majority and Minority Reports on ordinance for extending alley 
between Third and Fourth avenues adjoining Block 6, 7 and 5, Assessor's Second Divis- 
ion Sec. 21 3"Y) 

" Street and Alleys N. D., in relation to paving X. Clark street 24-3 

" " " Majority and Minority imports on remonstrance of Hugh Ritchie 

et al., against vacation of alley in Block 4, Stone's Sub. of Astor's Add .2." I 

i4 Bridewell, on increasing salary of T. Moynihau 243 

Select Committee on Bridewell — Sundry Reports 144 

Board of Public Works on salaries of employes 144 

" " 44 paving Tan Buren street, frcm State street to Michigan avenue loo 

M " in relation to bids for enlarging the canal 134 

Board of Police Commissioners on case of Henry Mehring 115 

City Attorney — semi-annual report 245 

Counsel to Corporation, on authority to build School Houses 24') 

" 44 Eight Hour question 300 

4 4 4 4 rights of City in Court House 3W 

Reports of School i?ent. 

From Jan 1st to April 1st 1565, Receipts and expenditures 6 

For April 1565, receipts and expenditures 6 

For June 1365, receipts and expenditures 71 

For July 1565, receipts and expenditures 1M 

For August 1565, receipts and expenditures 131 

For September 1365, receipts and expenditures 155 

For October 1365, receipts and expenditures 131 



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Page 

For December 1565, receipts and expenditures 206 

Presenting proposition of J. F. Sinclair 206 

For January 1866, receipts and expenditures 231 

From Feb. 1st to April 1st 1368, receipts and expenditures 281 



Resignations. 

Of F. Gabler, Constable 14th Ward. Mayor instructed to accept 129 

Of 8. S. Hays, School Inspector, 9th Ward 173 

Of M. Tiernan and W. T. Hughes, members of the Board of Guardians of Reform School 251 

Of E. Walzenbach, Inspector of Elections, 2nd Dist. 13th Ward 253 

Of Geo. W. Bonham, Pound Master, S. D 270 



Resolutions Adopted. 

Thanks to F. C. Sherman : 1 

Authorizing Board of Public Works to contract for dredging for tunnel crib. 6 

Appointing committee on Revision of Ordinances 8 

In relation to funeral of President 8 

Designating Corporation papers 8 

Concerning Job Printing 8 

To give transparency to Chicago Turngemeinde 8 

To suspend proceedings to enforce collection of ground rent 22 

For appointment of Mayor's Police 32 

Changing name of " Lake Park," N. D., to 41 Lincoln Park " 35 

Requesting Counsel to Corporation to say if it be his duty to revise and codify the ordinances 35 

Requesting Committee on Fire and Water to investigate cause of incorrect alarm of fire 36 

In honor of Lieut. Gen. Grant 37 

Authorising Job Printing to be given to the lowest responsible bidder 43 

To inquire into the cause of delay in giving Fire alarm 25 

On appointment of Committee to receive returning soldiers 45 

Fixing hours of meeting of Common Council 66 

Authorizing Mayor to recover that portion of appropriation for improvement of Western Harbors and 

Rivers belonging to Chicago 66 

Appointing City Time Keepers 66 

In relation to Lottery and Gift enterprises 66 

To report the amount paid to the Provost Marshal for Volunteers 70 

For Committee on Railroads to report if additional price is paid for laying Nicholson pavement 81 

To enforce ordinance prohibiting bathing in Lake near the pumping works 81 

Thanks to Railroads for Courtesies 81. 

Instructing board of Police to abate nuisance on S. Wells st 82 

On City Officers visiting eastern cities 93 

Of courtesy to Toronto Delegation 98 

For Corporation Counsel to report if City Railroads are Common Carriers 97 

On painting Randolph and State street Bridges . . 97 

For Corporation Counsel to report what action is necessary to secure designation of streets at the corners 

thereof 97 

For Comptroller to report amount paid for intoxicating drinks 97 

For Committees on streets and alleys to report if Railroad Bridges can be properly supported 97 

Directing Mayor to use his influence with B. P. W. and B. P. C. to secure employment for returned sol- 
diers 102 

Refunding 35 per cent, of assessment for paving Wabash avenue 104 

Directing City Clerk to furnish Maps to Aldermen 106 

Concerning City Railroad and Fair-Grounds 107 

Fixing time at which to sell municipal lands 116 

To appoint special committee on case of Henry Mehring 116 

Concerning Burials in City Cemetery 122 

Censure upon "Evening Journal." , 130 

Directing Comptroller to contract for printing revised ordinances 131 

Thanks for courtesies extended to municipal delegation 137 

Directing Committee on Railroads to report ordinance securing proper Railroad accommodation 137 

" Finance Committee to inquire if contracts for deepening 111. and Mich, canal, have been award- 
ed to the lowest bidder 141 

On remission of fine to Edward Steinbacker 141 

Directing B. P. W. to devise plan to prevent acccidents at Bridges 143 

" Counsel to Corporation, to report if Board of Guardians for Reform School, have authority to 

employ Counsel 143 

Instructing Board of Police to enforce Cow-ordinance 144 

Authorizing Board of Education to plant shade trees 144 

" Board of Public Works, to order the building of a fence between Cemetery and Lincoln Park .153 
Requesting Board of Guardians of Reform School to report by what authority they have employed legal 

advisers 155 

Concerning Accidents at Bridges 165 

Directing Com. on Railroads to consult upon the advisability of using steam on City Railroads 166 

Instructing City Clerk to issue free-licenses in certain cases 166 

" Board of Police Works to make new assessment-roll for opening st. bet. N. ave and Schiller st.167 

" " to report concerning contracts for 111. and Mich. Canal 170 

To change place of holding election in 14th Ward 170 

On uniforming Police Force 173 

Directing Counsel to Corporation, to report if city has any valid claim for damages for failure of title to 

Milliman tract * 177 

Directing Health Officer to notify property owners to clean their premises 1S6 

Instructing Board of Public Works to construct private drains on all lots, etc 1S6 

B. P. W. to purchase teams to clean the streets 187 

Directing Mayor to request subscriptions to temporary loan 157 

Authorizing Mayor and Comptroller to borrow $25,000 for Health Department 187 



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INDEX. 



Concerning bounties paid to Volunteers ,....190 

Directing Corporation Printer to furnish Council 1'roccedingt" within three days 199 

Directing H. ft W. to postpone opening of Ada Bticct 199 

Concerning pardons from llrldewell 199 

Instructing Comptroller U) report amount of money subscribed for tunnel at Washington street 199 

44 Comptroller to report the steps taken to compel National Danks to pay City Taxes 200 

Concerning condition of Fire Department 208 

Instructing Street Committee to confer with U. 1'. W. In relation to new assessment for opening Dear- 
born street 208 

Changing names of Wolcott st. to N. State st 20* 

Directing Corporation Counsel to report concerning authority to build School Houses 2^(1 

44 D. P. W. to remove obstruction on Clark street bet. Jackson and (Juincy street 244 

Instructing B. P. W. to submit all assessment roll to Counsel for Corporation, before confirmation 244 

Allowing Patrick McQuecny, to erect wooden building in fire limit 1M 

On indexing documents In City Clerk's Office 2M 

On temporary removal of Hay Stand to Market street 2C1 

Concerning removal of Recorder's Court to Armory 261 

Instructing City Clerk to allow no documents to be taken from his office 262 

To appoint Special Committee on intramural interments 270 

Accepting He vision of Ordinances 270 

Directing City Clerk to withhold all new papers from present Council 271 

Fixing rate for gaa furnished the city by People's ft. L. It C. Co 273 

Instructing Comptroller to report amount paid for Corporation Printing 291 

Authorizing Special Committee to procure portraits of Mayor and Ex-Mayors 293 

Resolutions Referred. 

On increase of Police force in N. D 

To establish Police Court in N. D 6 

Instructing Counsel to corporation, to see if ordinance can be passed in bulk s 19 

To award Job Printing to lowest responsible bidder 85 

For filling and improving Lake street 85 

In relation to Tagrants 86 

Concerning 44 side shows." 45 

In relation to disposal of earth to be taken from Washington St. Tunnel 6*3 

Concerning fire-plugs 81 

" Bridges at Polk, 12th and Old streets and Chicago avenue 109 

" Closing Saloons on the Sabbath 109 

" Parks 144 

Instructing B. P. W. to make new Assessment for opening street between N. avenue and Schiller st 144 

44 B. P. W. to rebuild sidewalk on Mohawk st 144 

Concerning Markets .144 

On changing name of Wolcott street to N. State 6treet 189 

Directing Comptroller to advance funds to repair fire Engines of N. D 206 

Directing Com. on Judiciary to report Ordinance concerning Butchers 248 

Concerning index to documents in City Clerk's office 244 

Concerning crossing at Harrison street 244 

To grant free express license to John Schuler 294 

To change name of 44 Third street " to West Erie street 801 

Instructing B. P. W. to prepare estimates Ac. for Bridge at Division street 801 

Resolution Re-Committed. 

Granting right of way to Lake View Avenue Co 109- 

Resolutions laid over and Published. 

On changing the name of 44 Clark street "to 44 Lincoln avenue." 35 

Concerning closing Saloons on the Sabbath 46 

On removal of Recorder's Court to the Armory 241 

Resolutions Tabled. 

Directing Comptroller to visit Eastern Cities 63 

Concerning closing Saloons on the Sabbath 87" 

Instructing Committee on Railroads to report if protection be not needed along the track of the C. A. & 
St. Louis R. R 29£ 

Resolutions filed. 

To change name of 44 Clark street" to 44 Lincoln avenue." 109 

For removal of Recorder's Court to the Armory 257 

Resolution Lost. 

Concerning 44 Eight Hour " system 274 

Resolution withdrawn* 

Concerning Cloak room for members of the Common Council 

Revised Ordinances. 

Instructing Mayor and Comptroller to procure copies for exchange 181 



index. xxxiii 

Page 

Rales of Order. 

On temporary adoption of , 5 

For Clerk to procure 200 copies of R ules of Order 85 

Veto Messages. 

On Resolution offering Job Printing to lowest bidder - 21 

in relation to revising ordinances 41 

' ' ordinance for Mayor's Police .85 

" " concerning bridge across N. Branch Canal 85 

" " " Haley Slough 121 

' " changing name of Haley Slough 121 

" concerning city scales &c 153 

1 " " Sanitai'y condition of city ..189 

" Report of Judiciary Committee in relation to W. Lake st. Assessment 21-3 

" ordinance concerning Haley Slough 22V 

" giving 60 per cent, additional compensation to Dull & Growan 249 

u< Action of Council on petition of C. L. Jenks 269 



SUPPLEMENTARY INDEX. 

•+« 

INDEX OP COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS OF DECEMBER 11, 1865, OMITTED PROM GENERAL INDEX. 
The Proceedings will be found between pages 200 and 201, the pages thereof being marked A. B, C, &c. 

Assessment Roll Confirmed. 

Page 



For opening Laurel street, from Douglas Place to Thirty- First street G 

Communications. 

From P. H, Winston, in relation to filthy condition of St. Clair street , B 

Communications from City Officers. 

From Mayor, concerning Milliman claim a 

" Alderman Holden, in relation to title to City Landed Property B 

" Comptroller, to increase salary of Engineer in charge of Court House , B 

" Alderman Proudfoot, concerning Night Scavengers B 

Council Meeting. 

Regular Meeting, December 1, 11SG5 A 

Orders Passed. 

Increasing salary of W. II. Thomas, Engineer in charge of Court House " B 

Appropriating $5,000 for Evening Schools C 

To purchase book-case, &c, for office of Counsel to the Corporation C 

" abate 1 per cent, per month damages on Van Buren street assessment , E 

Ordinances Passed. 

To repeal assessment for erection of Lamp Posts on Cass street, between Superior and Hinsdale streets. . . B 

" amend Chapter XXXV of Revised Ordinances concerning Pounds D 

For Sidewalk on Church Place from Archer road to C. A. & St. L. R. R E 

" " Sixteenth street, from State street to Wentworth avenue E 

" Widening and extending Laurel street, from Douglas Place to Thirty-First street E 

" Sidewalk on Willow street, from Orchard street to Halsted street F 

" " Menominee street, from Mohawk to Larrabee street F 

" *.* Sophia street, from Franklin to Larrabee street F 

" " Larrabee street, from Center street to Little Fort road F 

" " Linden street, from Sedgwick to Larrabee street F 

" " Center street, from Clark to Sedgwick street, and from Hurlbut to Halsted street F 

" " Asylum Place, from Halsted to Franklin street F 

" " Clybourn Place, from Clybourn avenue to Clybourn bridge F 

" " Sedgwick street, from North avenue to Belden avenue F 

" " N. Grove street, from Orchard to Larrabee street F 

" Vacating alley in Block 1, Brand's Addition F 

" Lamp posts on Brown street, at corner of alley next north of Twelfth street G 

*' " Hubbard street, between Wood and Lincoln street G 

Ordinances Referred. 

Regulating the running of Street Cars B 

For Sidewalk on the west side of Paulina street, from Walnut to Lake street B 

" " the south side of Walnut street, from Paulina to Wood street B 

" " the north side of Fry street, from Reuben to Holt street B 

" the north side of Smith street, from Wood to Paulina street B 

" ** the east side of Blue Island avenue, from Twelfth to Catherine street B 

" opening of Mitchell street, from Halsted to Waller street B 

" Sidewalk on the north side of Twenty-ninth street, from Calumet avenue to Cottage Grove avenue. . . . B 

" " the north side of Seventeenth street, between State and Clark streets B 

" vacating the alley in Block 19, Sec. 33 E 

" Sidewalk on the west side of Hurlbut street, from Center street to Fullerton avenue B 

" " the south side of Fullerton avenue, from Clark to Halsted street B 

" " the west side of Little Fort road, from Wells to Halsted street. .... , B 

" Lamp posts on Huron street, between Pine and St. Clair streets , B 

Petitions. 

.T. McDonald, for compensation for damages to Schooner " Flame " B 

Joseph Bauer, for compensation for loss of horse , B 



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May 8*] 

hi- fully equal In efflolonoy end discipline to any sim- 
ilar OrgeniSetlOfl In this or any i-< m ii try — will hotvaftiT 
I.. under tht- control of thti board of police. 

The board of public works, another branch of the 

Olty gOTOrnmonti Will furnish you with Heir report. 

We will then know better than we now do what in 

proposed to he done, ami the amount of money neces- 
sary to do it. Jn connection with this I will day (not 
in the spirit of fault-finding) that many of the streets 
are in u condition utterly unfit tor the far^e amount of 
buelnOSfl that must, he dono on them. They should be 
improved. I know that material I high and laborers 
are scarce, but property is valuable ami productive — 
these effects being produced by the same causes; and 

l believe there is no reasonable ground to suppose that 

a more favorable time for necessary improvement will 
be presented for many years. The prosperity and com- 
fort of all citizens require the highways to be adequate 
in safety and convenience for the business that is done 
on thefti. hut 1 hope you will confine your action en- 
tirely to the opening of new avenues, should they be 
necessary, and to making those we have better; but 
never in any case to the closing of any established, 
improved, and necessary thoroughfare to the free use 
of every citizen. 

Much interest is felt and manifested with regard to 
the tunneling of the Chicago river. A large number 
of our most intelligent citizens have given the subject 
much consideration. It is well worthy of your careful 
examination. If tunnels will answer the purpose for 
which they are designed, our city would, be greatly 
benefited by their construction. If they should not 
answer that purpose, the expense and damage attend- 
ing their construction would be a serious loss to the 
city. What I desire to impress upon you is, that the 
coustruetion of a tunnel is an experiment, and that 
you are to deal with it as such, and consider whether 
this is a proper time to try experiments. 

There is much in connection with horse railroads 
that will doubtless be brought before you. You will 
then discover a great diversity of opinion about what 
has been done and what you are required to do ; and 
while I can give you no information upon this much 
agitated subject, I think it proper to state generally 
my own views. I consider horse railroads a necessity 
for the convenience and economy of the general public 
whose interests yon are here to watch over and pro- 
tect ; that, in all applications for new franchises or ex- ! 
tension of privileges, the wants of the city should be j 
carefuily considered. If a railroad is wanted, the 
franchise or privilege shoald be granted, with a clear I 



w 1 \m. 

understanding of the tanas on which it in granted, and 

that these terms should never I,.- changed; that the 

1 1 ponslble company* offering to carry passengers for 
the lower tare should be preferred; that said company 
should pay their fair proport ion for making or repairing 

the streets on which their rails are laid ; that, the otty 
should never receive any dirvet profit from said roads, 

but that all the profit offered by the oorporatprs should 
go to the citizens who use them, and that you will 
never think yourselves justified in granting a charter 

for more than twenty years. 

One word about committees. If I have made mis- 
takes in the appointments that I shall announce to 
you, in placing j:entlemen on one committee timt 
could render better servloe on another, I shall deeply 
regret It, and I hope you will all heartily join in help- 
Ing the city out of the difficulty, by doing the very 
best in the places allotted to you. I have acted solely 
for the general good and with very limited knowledge. 

Gentlemen, the duties of this Council embrace ill 
things appertaining to the liberty, security and com- 
fort of tne citizen. Beginning with the power to raise 
money, for the enforcement of the law, for hi- protec- 
tion, and ending with jurisdiction over the cemetery 
in which he is buried. I have, doubtless, omitted many 
things that should have been brought to your notice, 
and have said much more about others than was neces- 
sary, but you by wise action can mend all that, as wc 
deal with things, not words. I fee,l as I am sure you 
do, the importance of the duties devolving upon us, 
and I trust that we will all be careful that our strength 
shall not beget our weakness. If party is ever to be 
mentioned here, and I hope this is the only time that 
I shall refer to it, you will bear in mind that a very 
large majority of you were elected by one party. You 
will therefore be able to carry any measure that you 
may unite upon, and for that reason, above all others, 
you should be calm, careful and conscientious in the 
discharge of every duty, lest the strength you possess 
to do right may betray you into doing wrong. 

Gentlemen, the commencement of our official life 
is shrouded in gloom — the world is appalled, our nation 
is in mourning; let us all here, as upon an altar, cast 
aside now and forever all passionate exaggerations, all 
asperities, all exacerbations, and keep our minds on 
those cardinal points, devotion to our country, to 
humanity and justice, with a constant effort for the 
right, 30 that when our days are ended, this city's voice 
may justly proclaim of each of us — he did his duty. 

And on motion the Coancii adjourned. 

H. W. ZIMMERMAN, City Clerk. 



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Page 

J. ;t. Dull, fur amount piild for medical attendance B 

(leo. W. ilonham, to Increase' fern for Impounding animal* B 

Citizen*, for Huinlry Hldowulk* B 

Lewi* llrooliH, for remission of tuxes B 

Jul. B. Tyler, " •« B 

M. lloeaon, " " B 

Pt(, Malm, " 11 B 

rjnlted Hebrew Relief Association, for free pedler'i license to M.yii , an«i a. Leopold li 

Remonstrance. 

of property holder*, N. D., against Northern Railroad II 



B«portS of Committees, fee., concurred lu. 

Com. on Finance, on petition of Abigail Moran C 

" " on order making additional appropriation for Evening BCBOOll 

" " on petition of (1. U. Stevens C 

" " on paying sundry blUs from Firemen's Relief Fund 

" " on recommitting sundry hills 

'* " oq additional Bnglne and Police accommodation G 

" on order remitting assessment to Trustees of German Church, comer of Wells street 

and Chicago avenue , C 

" " on purchasing teams for cleaning City 

" " on purchase of hook-case, &c. for oflice of Counsel to the Corporation C 

" Police, on Ordinance concerning Pounds C 

" Judiciary, on petition of 3. B. Vernon, in relation to P. Hilta, Pound Maetcr C 

" " on remonstrance of Butchers, against slaughtering on the Calumet C 

" " on remission of 1 per cent, per month on Van Buren street assessment C 

" " on petition of Henry llirsch C 

" " on Ordinance amendatory of Ordinance concerning vehif ies C 

" Streets and Alleys, S. I)., on Ordinance for sidewalk on Sixteenth]8treet,;from State street toJWent- 

worth avenue E 

" " " " on Ordinance for sidewalk on Church Place, from Archer road to C, 

A. & St. L. Railroad E 

" " '' " on Ordinance for widening and extending Laurel street, from Douglas 

Place to Thirty-First street E 

" " " N. D., on Ordinance for sidewalk on Willow street, from Orchard to Halsted 

street F 

" i* " " on Ordinance for sidewalk on Menominee street, from Mohawk to Lar- 

rahee street F 

" " " " on Ordinance for sidewalk on Sophia.street, from Franklin to Larrahee 

street * F 

" " " " on Ordinance for sidewalk on Larrahee street, from Center street to 

Little Fort road F 

" " " " on Ordinance for sidewalk on Linden street, from Sedgwick to Larra- 
hee street F 

** " " " on Ordinance for sidewalk on Center street, from Clark to Sedgwick 

street, and from Hurlbut to Halsted street F 

" " " " on Ordinance for sidewalk on Asylum Place, from Halsted to Franklin 

street F 

" " " " on Ordinance for sidewalk on Clybourn Place, from Clybourn avenue 

to Clybourn bridge F 

" " " " on Ordinance for sidewalk on Sedgwick street, from North avenue to 

Belden avenue F 

" " " " on Ordinance for sidewalk on N. Grove street, from Orchard to Larra- 
hee street. F 

" " " W. D., on ordinance for vacating alley in in Block 1 Brand's Addition F 

" Gas Lights, on Ordinance for lamp posts on Brown street, at the corner of alley next north of 

Twelfth street G 

" " on Ordinance for lamp posts on Hubbard street, between Wood and Lincoln streets. G 

*' Local Assessments, on assessment for opening Dearborn atreet south to Jackson street G 

" " on assessment for opening Laurel street, from Douglas Place to Thirty-first st. G 

" " on remonstrance of Charles Bunzow, against opening Vine street G 

" " on petition of 0. A. Crary, for remission of taxes 1 G 

Reports of Committees, &c, Filed. 

Comptroller, on taxing National Banks B 

Com. on Bridewell, on pardoning convicts G 

Reports of Committees, &e., laid over and Published. 

Com. on Railroads, on Horse Railroad accommodations £ 

" " on petition of citizens to lay railroad tracks on Twenty-second and Lumber streets. . . C 

" Judiciary, on Report of Com. on Finance, on petition of Julian S. Rumsey C 

" " on eligibility of Aid. Shimp C 

" Streets and Alleys, W. D., on correction of line of West Water street G 

" Bridewell, on increasing salary of H. Moynihan, First Assistant Bridewell Keeper G 

Report of Officer Referred. 

Comptroller, in relation to amount subscribed for Washington street Tunnel . . . B 

Report of School Agent. 

For November, 1S65 • R 



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C 1 , 1, I > MEETING. 

CHICAGO, MAY 3d, I8«">. 



Present— His Honor Mayor Sherman, and Aldermen 
Gage, Eoberts, Barrett, Gallup, Kann, Sheridan, Walsh, 
Wallwork, Comisky, Sherwin, Talcott. Woodard, 
Himrod, Hold en, VonHollen, Bond, Gastfield, Arm- 
strong, Euh, and Sullivan. 

MINUTES. 

The minutes of the proceedings of meetings held on 
the 24th, 25th and 26th of April last, were approved 
without reading. 



The newly-elected aldermen assumed the seats va- 
cated by the retiring aldermen, and His Honor, John 
B. Eice was inducted into the President's chair by 
ex-Mayor Sherman. 

The roll of the new board was then called by the 
clerk, and the following named aldermen answered to 
their names : 

Alderman Gage, Knickerbocker, Carter., Barrett, 
Wicker, Wilmarth, Sheridan, Kann, Wallwork, Hatch, 
Sherwin, Moore, Frisbee, Woodard, Talcott, Holden, 
Bixby, Bond, Eussell, Gastfield, Franzen, Proudfoot, 
Hottinger, Euh, Shackford, Woodman, and Clark. 

Aid. Gage then submitted the following resolution, 
which was unanimously adopted : 

Resolved, That the thanks of the Council are due 
and are hereby tendered to the Hon. Francis C. Sher- 
man for the able and impartial manner in which he has 
presided over its deliberations. 

INAUGUBAL ADDEESS. 

His Honor Mayor Eice presented the following inau- 
gural address: 

Gentlemen of the Common Council of the city of 
Chicago, usage and courtesy make it proper that I 
should, on taking my seat as your president, address 
you, and give you such information as I am able, and 
also to state my views of the more important duties 
that will devolve upon you. The most important of 
those duties, as I conceive, are to protect the liberty, 
insure the security, and add to the convenience and 
comfort of every citizen, and that you should do all 
this with a rigid adherence to economy. In taking the 
oath of office, we have all engaged to do this. I am 
fully assured you all appreciate the obligations you are 
under; therefore there is nothing necessary or proper 
for me to say, save only to bring before you in a general 
manner the nature of the more important duties you 
will be required to perform. 

The' financial condition of the city is clearly shown 
to you by the able and satisfactory report of the 
Comptroller, which report has been accepted and 
approved by the Financial Committee of the Common 
Council of this city, and a vote of thanks unanimously 



passed to that gentleman for the faithful performance 
of his most important and difficult duties. That report 
tells you (if I understand it right) that the receipts of 
this city from April 1, 1864, till April 1,1865, were two 
millions thirty-four thousand six hundred and ten 
dollars ; that the expenses of this city for the said time 
were two millions eight thousand seven hundred and 
eighty -nine dollars ; that the balance in the city treas- 
ury, April 1, 1S65, was four hundred and sixty-one 
thousand two hundred and sixty-six dollars and thirty- 
nine cents. You will now understand that a large 
amount of money is required for the city's expenses ; 
that the people are already laboring under a heavy 
burden, and that you must, by careful examination of 
all bills of appropriation, be able to distinguish between 
what must be granted and what may be omitted, and 
in all cases, where any doubt exists, I hope you will 
decide against expenditure. 

In all franchises granted or contracts entered into 
by the city with individuals, the utmost care should 
be observed, and full consideration given, and when 
finally concluded should in no case be changed. I 
know that in adopting this course there will be at 
times great injury and loss, to be borne by one of the 
parties, but the same condition obtains in all contracts, 
between individuals, and are among the chances of 
the business of the world, and it may be that any in- 
terference on your part with the business bargains of 
the city may permit a loss to the whole people that 
should be borne by the individual. Tour duty is first, 
last, and at all times, to protect the city. 

Our public schools, as I am informed," are in excellent 
condition ; their management efficient and satisfactory. 
You will learn from the school agent's report there has 
been received for their use for the year ending April 
1, 1S65, two hundred and three thousand nine hundred 
and eighty-five dollars; that there has been expended 
during the same time two hundred and thirty-one 
thousand nine hundred and twenty-two dollars ; that 
the balance on hand on the first day of April, 1S65, 
was nine thousand nine hundred and sixty-four dollars. 
You are required to appoint sixteen inspectors forming 
the Board of Education, — one inspector from each 
ward. The term of office of said inspectors (within 
the limit of the law) must be decided by lot in your 
presence. You all fully comprehend the deep interests 
involved in the selection of these important assistants 
to our civilization and advancement. 

The report of the board of police will give you much 
necessary information; large, diversified, and impor- 
tant interests are intrusted to that branch of the city 
government. 

The fire department — which, I desire to say, is now 
considered by well-informed citizens and strangers to 



May , 



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be fully MOAl in •ffloiOBOy and discipline 1 .my sim- 

liar organisation in this or any ooun try— will keresftsr 

Im under the control of I he board of pollOO. 

The bonrd of public work*, another bnnota <>f the 
i lly government, will furnish you with their report. 

Wo will then know better than we now do what is 

prOpOBOd to bS done, and thfl amount of money QOOl |« 
«an to do it. In connection with this I will say (uot 
in the splril of fault-finding) that runny of the streets 
iii m a OOndltlon Utterly unlit for the large amount of 

business thst must be done <>n them. They should be 
Improved. I know tbst materiel li high and laborers 
are soaroo, but property Is valuable and productive — 

these effects being produced by the same causes; and 
1 believe there is no reasonable ground to suppose that 
a more favorable time tor necessary improvement will 
be presented for many years. The prosperity and com- 
fort of all citizens require the highways to be adequate 
in safely and convenience for the business that is done 
Ml them, but I hope you will confine your action en- 
tirely to ttlO opening of new avenues, should they be 
necessary, and rto making those we have better; but 
never in any case to the closing of any established, 

Improved, and necessary thoroughfare to the free use 
of every citizen. 

Much interest is felt and manifested with regard to 
the tunneling of the Chicago river. A large number 
of our most Intelligent citizens have given the subject 
much consideration. It is well worthy of your careful 
examination. If tunnels will answer the purpose for 
which they are designed, our city would be greatly 
bencrited by their construction. If they should not 
answer that purpose, the expense and damage attend- 
ing their construction would be a serious loss to the 
city. What I desire to impress upon you is, that the 
construction of a tunnel is an experiment, and that 
you are to deal with it as such, and consider whether 
this is a proper time to try experiments. 

There is much in connection with horse railroads 
that will doubtless be brought before you. You will 
then discover a great diversity of opinion about what 
has been done and what you are required to do; and 
while I can give you no information upon this much 
agitated subject, I think it proper to state generally 
my own views. I consider horse railroads a necessity 
for the convenience and economy of the general public 
whose interests you are here to watch over and pro- 
tect ; that, in alf applications for new franchises or ex- 
tension of privileges, the wants of the city should be 
carefully considered. If a railroad is wanted, the 
franchise or privilege should be granted, with a clear 



understanding, of tho terms oa which it Is granted, ltd 
that these terms should nevoi be changed; that the 
responsible company offering t .. oarrj passengers for 
the lower (are would be preferred ; that said company 
should pay their fair proportion for making or repairing 
the streets on which their rails are laid : that the oity 

should never receive any direct profit from said roads. 

but that all the profit offered by the corporators should 
go to the citizens who use them, and that yon will 
never think yourselves justified in granting a charter 
for more than twenty years. 

One word about, commit tees. If I hav e made mil 
takes in the appointments that I shall announce t(» 
you, in placing gentlemen on one committer? thnt 
could render better servlee on another, 1 shall d 

regret it, and I hope you will all heartily join in help- 
ing the city out of the difficulty, by doing the refj 
best in the places allotted to you. I have act ed solely 
for the general good and with very limited knowledge. 

Gentlemen, the duties of this Council embrace all 
things appertaining to the liberty, security and com- 
fort of the citizen. Beginning with the power to raise 
money, for the enforcement of the law, for his protec- 
tion, and ending with Jurisdiction over the cemetery 
in which he is buried. I have, doubtless, oinittod in iny 
things that should have been brought to your notice, 
and nave said much more about others than was neces- 
sary, but you by wise action can mend all that, as we 
deal with things, not words. I fee,l as I am sure you 
do, the importance of the duties devolving upon us, 
3nd I trust that we will all be careful that our strength 
shall not beget our weakness. If party is ever to be 
mentioned here, and I hope this is the only time that 
I shall refer to it, you will bear in mind that a very 
large majority of you were elected by one party. You 
will therefore be able to carry any measure that you 
may unite upon, and for that reason, above all others, 
you should be calm, careful and conscientious in the 
discharge of every duty, lest the strength you pOBacss 
to do right may betray you into doing wrong. 

Gentlemen, the commencement of our official life 
i3 shrouded in gloom — the world is appalled, our nat ion 
is in mourning; let us all here, as upon an altar, cast 

j aside now and forever all passionate exaggerations, all 
asperities, all exacerbations, and keep our minds on 
those cardinal points, devotion to our country, to 
humanity and justice, with a constant effort for the 
right, so that when our days are ended, this city's voice 
may justly proclaim of each of us — he did his duty. 
And on motion the Coancil adjourned. 

I H. W. ZIMMERMAN, City Clerk. 



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CHICAGO, M^.Y ®th 9 18G5. 



OFFICIAL REPORT. 



Present— His Honor, Mayor Rice, and Aldermen 
Gage, Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, Barrett, 
Wicker, MrRov, Wilmarfh, Sheridan, Kann, Wall- 
work, Hatch, Sherwin, Moore, Rafferty, Frisbee, 
Woodard, Talcott, Holden, Bixby, Bond, Russell, 
Gastfield, Franzen, Proudfoot, Hottinger, Ruh, 
Lawson, Shack'ord, Woodman and Clark, 

The call for the meeting was read and ordered 
to be placed on file. 

MINUTES. 

On motion, the reading of the minutes was dis- 
pensed with. 

rules. 

Aid. Bond moved that the rules of the last Coun- 
cil be adopted for the present, and that a commit- 
tee of three be appointed to revise them here- 
after. 

The motion was carried. 

APPOINTMENT OP OFFICERS. 

His Honor, the Mayor, appointed Walter Kim- 
ball to act as Comptroller, and S. A. Irvin to act 
as Corporation Counsel. 

The appointments were confirmed. 

STANDING COMMITTEES. 

His Honor, the Mayor, then announced the 
standing committees for the municipal year 1865 
as follows: 

STANDING COMMITTEES 

Of tbe Common council for the municipal year 
1865: 

Finance— Bond, Holden, Wicker. 
Rail? oads— Talcott, McRoy, Sherwin. 
Harbor and Bridges— Hob eio, Clark, Barrett. 
Fire and Water— Huntley, Kann, Rafferty. 
Polve— Lawson, Russell, Shackford. 
Schools Woodard, L&wson, Woodman. 
Judicia- y— Knickerbocker, Bond, Proudfoot. 
Pointing— Russell, Barrett, Hottinger. 
Wharies and Pubic Gh ounds— Shimp, Bixby, 
Gage. 

Licenses— Wicker, Hatch, Ruh. 

"Streets and Alleys, & D. — McRoy, Knickerbock- 
er, BarTett, Carter, Kann. 

Streets and Alleys, N. D— Shackfoid, Proudfoot, 
Rub, Clark. 

Streets and Alleys, W. D —Bixby, Wallwork, 
Mooie, Rafferty, Woodard, Russell, Gastfield. 

Markets— JBrisbee, Franz n, Hafh. 

Whaijing PrvhUeges-Wood-mzv, Wilmartb, Kann, 
Sbacki'ord , Moore. 

Gas Lghts—Wilmuth, Clark, Rafferty. 



Public BuUdinc s— Carter, Bixby, GastSeld. 
Local Assessments— Sherwin, Russell, Rub. 
County Relations— Shackfovci, Sluridan, Fris- 
bee. 

Bridewell— Gage, Talcott, Lawson. 
PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS. 

Petition of the Uiion Stock Yard and Trans ^ 
Company, covering an ordinance authorizing said 
Company to construcr a railroad, connecting with 
other railro^s, upon E^aa avenue, eastward, from 
its stock yards to the Illinois Centra) ra lroad^ and 
westward to the western limits of the city. 

Referred to the Committee on Railroad?. 

The following communication was ordered to be 
published f nd placed on file : 

At a meeting of the Common Council of the 
City of Madison, Wis., he'd May 5, 1865, the fol- 
lowing resolutions were unanimous y adopted: 

Resolved^ By the Common Council of the City 
of Madiscn, that the heartfelt thanks of his Coun- 
cil are hereby tendered to the Major and Com- 
mon Cooncil of the City of C hicago, for their great 
kindness md courtesy to us upon our recent visit 
to that city to attend tbe funeral ceremonies of 
the late President of the United State*, and tb8t 
we shall at ail times be happy to reciprocate the 
kindnesses shown us whenever ihe members of 
the Common Council of the city of Chicago, or 
any of them, may visit our city ; and that we, as 
citizens of the Northwest, wish their great and 
enterprising city continued prosperity. 

Resolved, That the City Clerk be and he is 
hereby instructed to transmit to tbe Comtron 
Council of the city of Chicago a copy of these 
resolutions. 

A true copy. 
Attest: S. H. Carpenter, 

City Clerk, Madison, Wis. 

Petitions of John O'Donne.l and James Lawler, 
for remission of fines imposed at the Police 
Court, 

Petition of John BauP, a policeman, stating 
that while vl the discharge of his duty he received 
severe injuries, and praying the Council to pay 
the bilis for medicines and for medical atten- 
dance. 

Petition of David L, DeGolyer, to be paid bal- 
lance remaining unpaid on bi^ contract with the 
Board of PuMic Workg, for paving portions of 
West Lake street. 

Petition of DeGolyer & McClelland to be paid 
tbe balance for gradiug and macadamizing North 
Welle street. 

Remonstrance of sundry citizens aesinst in- 
creasing tbe contract price to Messrs Duil & 
Gowen, contractors for building the lake tunnel, 
and 



[ 1 865. 



Sundry MIU of I u-p ;cLom and cusrk* ol elec- 
tion were prrti nt'Ml 
AM rrl'-Trrd to tin- Committ-e on Fin nice. 

Communication from rj. i'. Htrrli< FlreMtr* 

ibtl, - f .tiii th it John Mt-' ' • an l < ' nt i tied tO t 
Qrt'iuau'i dlploun, havluy lefTOd In 1 1 OOi 

Petition of Peter BeflVr to b granted a Are* 
men'i diploma. Referred to tin- Oommittae on 

In and VVuter. 

An ordinuuu was introduced entitled "An Ordl- 
nnuco to amend Sue. 8 of ' An Urdu, an <• provid- 
ing for licensing peldl.rH oi no .vHpaperri,' 
passed January '27, A. 1) , 1802." 
K«'f- rred to tin; i'o umitU:i: mi Judiciary 
Petitions to nppoKt •John 1J. T».\lor and Ed- 
ward Si v. r, Fi-h I nspocturH, and i hriHtlan Lau- 

bera, ' ell ringer, we.ro luid ov. r temporarily • 

Petition for opening an alley b itween Dea- 
plainer and Jcttcreon streets, north of Twelftb 
ttreet. 

Referred to the Board of Public Worka. 

1 e itioi'.- ol Wm J Mintline, Charles Poerson, 
and M n. John Oircw for free licenpo to peddle. 

K erred to Committee on Licenses.! 

ami. Uot'inger introduced u resolution author- 
izing the esta> I lament of a Police Court m the 
iNorih Division. 

Also, the same Alderman, authorizing an in- 
crease of the police force of the North Dm.- ion. 

Referred tu the Committee on Police. 

Pet tion of Mrs. John Carew lor permission io 
keep a store without license. 

Urdered returned, the Common Counil not 
havini: jurisdiction 

The ; erk preseuted the bonds oi tbe following 
c\ty officers, a 1 of which were approved by the 
Council : 

Frederick Letz, mem>er of tbe Board of Public 
Works $1(10,000; A G. fhroop, City Treasurer. 
S40U.HI0; A. H. H-ald, City Collector, $100,000; 
William Vocke, Clerk of the Police Court, $2,000. 

Tbe Llerk aiso presented the bonds of "he fol- 
lowing Ward Consta' les, wbich were approved : 

G. G. Cbi.cote, First Ward ; S. Wiliard, Second 
Ward; Benjamin Hendricks, Fourth Ward; J. J. 
Miller, Fifth Ward ; M. Fleming, Sixth Ward; 
Frederick Kollrnunn, Seveuth SV ard; John Mohr, 
EuhthWard; tyius Kee'er, Ninth Ward ; Joel 
Lull-, tenth Ward ; Joseph E. M*t=, E.eventh 
Ward; Nicholas JDrei s , Thirteenth Ward; C. 
Gro.^an, Sixteenth Ward.. 

REPORTS OF OFFICERS. 

COMPTROLLER. 

The Comptroller Buomitted bis monthly state- 
ment ol receipts and expenditures for the month 
of M;ir h, 1 65. 

Ordered to be placed on file. 

SCHOOL AGENT. 

S. S. Hayes, School £gent, submitted a report 
or tne receipts and expenditures oi the School 
Fund, frotn Jan. 1st, 1S65, to April 1st, 1865. 

Ordered to be placed on file. 

Al-o, 

The Scbooi Agent submitted a report ot the re 
ceipts and expenditures for account of the School 
Fund for tbe month of April, 1S65. 

Ordered to be placed on file. 

FIRE MARSHAL. 

P. P. Harris, Fire Marshal, submitted an ordi- 
nance entided " An Ordinance to provide lor the 
care and management of the Police and Fire Tele- 
graph. " 

Referred to tbe Committee on Fire and ater W* 

BOARD OF EDUCATION. 

L. B. Taft, President of the Board of Educa- 
tion, submitted a communication informing tbe 
Common Council that J L- Pickard had been re- 
elected Superintendent of Public Schools tor two 
years irom May 1st, at a salary of three thousand 
dollars. 

Referred to the Committee on Schools. 
Also, 

The same Boaid, by a communication, repre- 
sented that the present School Houses are totally 
inadequate to accommodate ihe pupils already m 



attendance, and inking 1 1 > • Council to i>o<a id or- 

dliinni:< iiutiiorl/.liifj t'.c l.-me of twenty live School 
I r n lion bOO 

itch rrc to tin- OommltU t on i^'inance. 

BOABS Of i i BUG woitKS. 

The Board of Pa illo STorki m >mltted • report 
nqneH wig tir ommon Coan i 1 to t ke action aa 

hnm ddy a- poHxlme on »ti. ir report relative to 

cieanalng th«: Chicago River; and 

Al«0, 

Referred to iho Common Council the t.ill of the 
"Chicago I'n on" nownpaper for ao vcrtislng. 
Helerrcd to ihe Conwnltte.e on Finance. 

AlfOf 

Recommended the pissagc of the following re- 
solutions : 

R solution? authorizing the Board o r Public 
Wonirt to contrn fur the dredging lor linnciiipg 
the 1 dee tunnel crib, after giving three days* pub- 
lic notice. 

Besotl eoT, By ihe Common Council of the city of 
Chicago : 

That the Board of PuMic Work* are hereby 
authorized to contract for th- dred^iucr 'o be done 
in front of the ways of the lake tunnel cri\ and 
preparatory to lauLCh Die it, after giving three 
cays' public notice, inste id of ten days, aa is re- 
quired by the charter in oroinary cases. 

Th*-. resolutions were paescd by the following 
vote ; 

Ayi-8— Gage, Knickerbocker, Hhimp, Barrett, 
W( ker, McKoy, Wilmjrtb, sh-itidan, Katn, Wall- 
work. Untch, Sherwln, Moore, Rafferty, Frisbee, 
Tilcott Bixby, Bond, Ga; r fie d, Franz-in, Hottin- 
ger, Liw.-on, Sh ickforo, Woodman, C: ark— 25. 

Noes— Woodard, Holden, Russell, Prcudfoot, 
Ruh— 5. 

Also, 

Submit'ed an Assessment Roll for paving Wells 
street, between Madison ana Van Buren streets, 
, with 'wooden block pavement 1 

The Assessment Roll wa» confirmed by the 
passage of the order of conLrmation appended 
tber to. 

Also, 

1 - ubmitted ordinances ior the following named 
improvements: 

I For a sidewalk on tbe south side of Archer 
Road, between Deering street and tbe bridge 
I acros- tbe South Fork; 

For a sidewaik on tbe east side of Biackwell 
street, between Mneleenth and Twentieth streets; 

For a sidewalk on tbe east side of Cottaae Grove 
avenue, tctween Twenty-second and Twenty -ninth 
streets; 

For operirg an alley through blocks 23 and 30 
south of Lwenty-tnird street, in tbe W \ of Sec 

27, 39, 14; 

For planking a'leys in block 142 in School Sec- 
tion Addition; and 

For planking Calhoun Place from Dearborn to 
State ttrtets. 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
loys, S. D. 

Also, 

Submitted ordinances for sidewalks in the fol- 
lowing named localities : 

On both sides ot Rumsey street, between Chica- 
go aver,ue and CP.rinda street. 

On the east side of Rose street, between Chica- 
ga avenue and Cornell street. 

On the north s:de of Eighteenth street, be- 
tween Seward and Halsted streets ; 

On the i\ est siae of Aberdeen street, between 
Madison and .Monroe streets; 

On the east side oi inroop street, between Madi- 
son ana Monroe streets ; _ 

On the nortb side of Park avenue, between Hoyne 
and Leavitt streets ; 

On the east side of Throop street, between Ad- 
ams and Jackson streets ; 

On the north side of West Jackson street, from 
Thro :p street to 137 feet east ; 

On the east side of Robey street, from Madison 
street to 966 feet north ; 

On the west side of Oakley street, from Lake 
street tz 276* feet south ; 



May 8,] 



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[1865 



Oq the east side of Carpenter street, between 
Like and Madison streets ; and 

On the east side of Noble etreet, between Chi- 
cago and Milwaukee avenues ; 

All referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

Also. 

Submitted an ordinance for the extension of 
Walnut street east to Reuben street; and 

An ordinance tor the extension of Coventry 
street southeasterly to North avenue. 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
W. D. 

The following ordinances, returned by the last 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. D., were re- 
ferred to )he game Committee of the present 
Council. 

An ordinance for opening an alley from Van 
Buren street to Tyler street, througn block 22 of 
Duncan's Addition; 

For paving with " wooden block pavement '' W. 
Randolph street, between flalsted and W. Water 
streets : 

For establishing the Dock Line on W. Water 
streeT, between Madison snd Randolph streets; 

For vaca'ing the alley in lot 3, Mock 53, N. W . 
} of Sec. 21, 39, 14. 

MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS. 
On motion of Aid Bond, the 'ounol then pro- 
ceeded to the election of city officers. 
The resu't was as follows : 

CITY PHYSICIAN. 

S. C. Blake and D. Brainaird were put in nomi- 
nation. The first ballotKsulted as follows: 

S. C. Blake 21 

D. Brainsrd 8 

Total 29 

And Dr. Blake, having received a majority of 
the votes cast, was declared to be duly elected. 

POLICE JUSTICES. 

A. D. Sturtevant and I. L. Milhken were put in 
nomination. The first ballot resulted as follows : 

A. D. Sturtevant 27 Blank. 

1. L, MilUken 27 

A. J. Miller 1 

Chas. McDonnell .1 

A. D. Sturtevant and I. L. Milliken having re- 
ceived a majority of the votes cast were declared 
to be duly elected. 

BRIDEWELL KEEPER. 

Geo. Knerr was put in nomination. 

Tbe first ballot resulted as follows: 

George Knerr 29 

Theo. Weiler 1 

Blank 1 



Total 29 



Total 31 

And George Knerr having received a majority 
ot the votes oast, was declared to be duly elected. 

CITY CLERK. 

A. H. Bodman and H. W. Zimmerman were put 
in nomination. 

Aid. Talcott moved that the election of City 
Clerk be postponed. 

Aid. Ruh moved to table Alderman Talcotfs 
motion. 

The motion was tabled by the following vote : 
Ayes— Gage, Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, 
Wilmarth, Moore Frisbee, Woodard, Holden, 
Bixby, Russell, Proudfoot,Hottinger, Ruh,Shack- 
ford, Clark— 16. 

Noes— Barrett, Wicker, McRoy, Sheridan, 
Kann, Wallwork, Hatch, Sherwin, Rafferty, Tal- 
cott, Bond, Gastfifcld, Franzen, Lawson, Shack- 
ford— 15 

Toe first ballot was announced as follows : 

A. H. Bodman 2 

H. W . Zimmerman 10 

Total 31 

A. H. Bodman having received a majority of 
the votes cast, was declared to be duly elected. 



FISH INSPECTOR, 

W. S. Swan, Jas H, Lathrop and Jno. E, Taylor 
were placed in nomination. The first ballot re- 
sulted as follows : 

W. S. Swan 21 

Jas. H. Lathrop .... 6 

Jno. B. Taylor 4 

Total... „ 31 

And W S. Swan having received a majority of 
the votes cast was declared to be duly elected. 

SEALER OP WEIGHTS AND MEASURES. 

Andrew Wempte and Jno. Breen were placed in 
nomination. The first ballot resulted as follows : 

Andrew Wemple , „.21 

Jno. Breen 9 

And Andrew Wemple having received a majority 
of the votes cast was declared to be duly elected. 

SCHOOL INSPECTORS. 

Aid. Woodard moved that all the Inspectors 
be voted for on one ballot. 

Aid. Rafferty moved to amend by voting for the 
Inspectors by Wards. 

Aid. Woooard moved that the previous question 
be ordered. Carried. 

The question was then put on Aid. Rafferty's 
amendment, which was lost. 

The question was put on Aid. Woodard's mo- 
tion to vote on one ballot, and the chair declared 
the motion carried 

The first Fallot resulted as follows : 

1st Ward— Wm EL Ryder .... 25 

2d " M. W. L^avitt 28 

t 3d " Geo. C. Clarke 28 

4th " Henry T. Steele ....28 

5th " Joseph Bona eld 27 

6th " Davia Walsh 26 

7th " J. F. Ballantyne 26 

8th " R. M. Guilford 25 

9th " S. S. Hayes.. 26 

10th « C. N. Holden 15 

11th " D. S. Wentworth 28 

12th " H. Fel«enthal. 28 

13th " John H Foster 28 

14th " A. W. Tinkham..... 27 

>5th " L. Brentano 24 

16th B.Blackman 27 

J. W. Waugoop 3 

James Sheahan 13 

R Prindiville... 4 

O. J. Lange „..„. 3 

F. C. Brown 2 

Jno. Ruh 1 

M. McDerinott 1 

J. Comiskey l 

W. J. Onahao 1 

Tbe following n^m^d gentlemen having each 
received a majority of the votes cast, were de- 
clared to be dulv elected : 
1st Ward— Wm. H. Ryder. 



2d 


tt 


M. W. Lesvitt. 


3d 


tt 


Geo C. Clarke. 


4th 


bt 


Henry T. Steele. 


5 th 


tt 


Joseph Bonfield, 


6th 


it 


Davio Wa'sh. 


7th 


it 


J. F. BsllaDtyne. 


8th 


tt 


R. M Guilford. 


9th 


tt 


S. S. Hayes. 


10th 


tt 


C. N. Holden. 


11th 


tt 


D. S. Wentworth. 


12th 


tt 


H. Felsenthal. 


13th 


tt 


John H, Foster. 


14th 


it 


A, W. Tinkham. 


15th 


tt 


L Brentano. 


16th 


tt 


E. Bla^kman. 



CORPORATION NEWSPAPER. 

Aid. Holden submitted a series ot resolutions 
designating the corporation newspaper, snd asked 
their passage. 

Aid. Wicker asked for a division of the ques- 
tion. 

Whereupon, sections 1. 2, 3 and 4 were adopted. 

Section 5, authorizing the corporation newspa- 
per to execute the job priming or&ered by the 
Common Council, at rates not exceeding those 
paid last year, was 



May \| 4 I 1 



On motion of AM. Cage, laid on Lhe tuMc hy tin? 
following rote : 

A>,tn - AIiIh. Guge, Knickerbocker, Milmp, 
Carter, Ham ft, Wicker, Mcltoy, Wilmartb, 
Bherld D, Kami, RTallwork, ll ten, Moore, Kur- 
tarty. ETrlsoee, Talcott Bixbr, Kuhhhi, Um-t- 
lieUi, Pranzi n Proudfoot Lawton, 01 art 98. 

NOea Aide. Sherwin, Wooclurd Holden, Bond, 

Dottinger, Etab,Sb ckrord, Woodman— 8. 

On motion of Aid. Boidi n. the fol owing ■< otion 
whs dded to the resohn Loni ! 

Bee. 6 Remind, Unit Iheae resolutions he in 
fori e and lake effel I trom ll <J after th' ir pui-H ;■<■ 

The resolutli aft bs paaai d 'ire as follows : 

1. Retolvtdi That ill- bxoaoo i'iiiiunio be and 
ibo name 1h here! y dealgnati o aH the Corporation 

ffleWBpapcr for the current municipal year, in 

-nhicn Himii ho published all ordinances and other 
proceedings nnd matters required h y "An Act to 

reduce ill. ' 'harter of the thtyot Chicago and ihe 
sever l a (h >uneiidnt.ory tin reof, into one act, and 
to n vise the same," approved February 18, 1863, 
jind all ucts amendatory of said act, and also by 
the by laws and ordinances of the Common Coun- 
cil now In force, or that may hereafter bo passed. 

2. Resol'ed, That the proceedings, notice* 
and ordinances of said city ot Chicago and 
the departments thereof shall be published in the 
newspaper printed m the (icrmau language hav- 
ing the largest daiiy circulation In said city, as 
fully as ihey are now required to be published in 
the corporation newspaper. 

8. Resolved, That the Committee on Printing 
be required immediately to proceed and 
ascertain which of the German newspapers 
in said city has the largest daily circulation, 
and on determining ihat fact, they shall file a 
certificate thereof, in the office of the City Clerk, 
and the German paper so certified to by ihem as 
having the largest d«ily tircu'ation, shall re, ai)d 
iB hereby, designated as the Geracan paper in 
which such publications shall be made lrocu and 
after the date of the filing of said certificate. 

4, Resolved, That the compensation to be paid 
to such German newspaper snail he the same ss 
that paid to the corporation newspaper tor like 
services. 

5. Resolved, That these resolutions shall he in 
force and take effect from and after 'heir p-ssage. 

FUNEKAL OF THE PRESIDENT. 

A'd. Holden submitted the following resolu- 
tions, which were passed : 

Whereas, Through the influence of maDy 
prominent citizens o; Illinois Ihe remains of 
Abraham Lincoln, late President of the United 
States, were brought through the city of Ch\c?.go 
and laid in state at the Court House ; and 

Whereas, The Chief Marshal and his aids, w:fh 
other committees having the matter una er their 
charge, des?rve the thanks of this bo y repre- 
senting the interests of satd city for the faithful 
manner in >*hich they performed their respective 
duties : Therefore be itj 

Resoled, That the thanks of this Counclare 
tendered to Chief Marshal R„ M. Hough and his 
assistants for the faithful, prompt and efficient 
manner in which they discharged the duties im- 
posed upon tbetc. 

Resolved, That the thanks of this Council are 
tendered to Governor Oglesby, Gen. I. N. H^yuie, 
U.S. Marshal, D. L t Phillips, aiid other gentle- 
men, who labored so efficiently to give this cit7 
an opportunity to show proper respect to the re- 
mains of our late President, 

Resolved, That the ihanks of this Council ere 
tendered to the committee appointed by this 
Council, of which Lt, Gov. Wm. Bross was Chair- 
mar, and Charles L. Wilson Secretary, for the 
able manner in which they performed their duty. 

Resolved, That the thanks of this Council oe 
tendered to Gen. Sweet find other officers for the 
prompt and efficient aid rendert-d by furnishing 
the tec^sary guards wbich, together with the ! 
able Police force of our cuy, kept perfect orCer. 

Resol ed, That tne thsnks of this Council be ' 
and are hereby tendered to J. M. Vat> Osdel, G, | 
M. Kim^ark, Gt. P. A. Healy, Wm. W, Boyington 
and Leonard W. Volk, Committee on Decorations, ', 



enpi e ii! y for C:e itrtlctic in >m er displayed In the 

draping and arranging the funeral arch at Park 

I'l;ic«\ 'lie <)< corytlon iim| ever Id \>*- rcn er Ix r- 

ed dafalco at the Conrt Eouse,andtoCoan4iTen- 
Broefce foi ttai ir beautifully arranged fnm rai car. 

Btnolrt-d, Thai the thunkn ol tiii- Council ore 

tendered to Menus. Boot, Batee, and Knofiell, 
sirs. Thomas, Mrs. Matteson. Ura. Mii'er, Miss 
Main, ; * i • « i very many otbers nhoae nam i are 
omitted unknowingly for the music so impres- 
i-iveiy furnished; and to Mr. Loeb and choir of 

upwards • I < ■iii > I unc'rc'l p'THon- v.ln encorled 
the n matiiH to th'" d< pot it, tj.e (In i departure lor 

Springfield, and (here In o r d «ir sang dirges 

prepun d for the soli mn ' ccusion 

UB80lV6d^ That the tharil s ol this. Council be 
tendered to .J.J. Richards. Aid. W. H. Carter, s. 
I! Raymond, Capt. ilayden, Aid. Peter Slump, 
Aid. Hatch, Aid. Shackford. and o'hers who ar- 
ranged a company of picked gentlemen to carry 
some five hundred torch lights on the evening of 
the depar'ure tl the remains from this city. 

Aid. Shinip offered the Jollowing tceou ntion, 
which was adopted : 

Resolved, That 'he transparency which was car- 
ried by th'j Turn G'emelnde at the fu'tral of our 
late President Abraham Lincoln wi h the Inscrip- 
tion, " Truth, .Juaiic-i and Mercy," be presented 
to them, os ihey are a loyal body ol our citizens, 
who will ever esteem it, and the Turners are well 
worthy of it. 

CITY CHARTER. 

Aid. Gage offered the lollowing resolution, 
which w; s adopted : 

Resolved, That a committee ot three be ap- 
pointed to take into consideration the revision of 
the various amendments of 'he City Charter and 
the ordinances of the Common Council. 

His Honor the Mayor appointed Aid. Gage, 
Knickerbocker and Wicker to act as i-uch commit- 
tee. 

A'd. Bond submitted the fo lowing order, which 

was passed : 

Oide>ed, That the Comptroller he, and he is 
hereby directed to procure the publication, in a 
convenient form, of a sufficient number of the 
amendments to te e City Charter, passed at the 
last session of the Legislature, for the use of the 
Commi.n Council and the city officeie, as soon as 
possib e. 

JOB PRINTING. 

Aid. Wick-.r offered a resolution relative to the 
job printing, and asked its passage. 

Aid. Talco t moved to amend by excluding the 
" Times:'' 

The amendment was accepted. 

Aid. Bond moved to lay the motion on the table, 

The motion was lost by the following vote : 

Ayes— Sheridan, Sherwin, Rafferty, Hoiden, 
Bixby, Bond, Ptuh, Shackford-8. 

Noes— Gase, Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, 
Barrett, Wicker, McEoy, Wilmartb, Kann, Wall- 
work, Hatch, Moore, Frisbfe, Woodaro, Talcott, 
Bussell, Gastfie'd, Hotticger, Lawson, Woodman. 
Clark— 21. 

Aid. Wicker moved that ihe previous question 
be ordered. 
The motion wa? carried, 

The rtsolutiois were then declared passed by 
the Chair, 

Aid, Holden appealed from the decision of the 
Chair. 

Tne d-cision of the Chair was sustained by the 
following vote: 

Ayes— Gage, Knickerbocker, Skimp, Carter, 
Barrett, Wicker, McRoy, Wilmartb, Sheridan, 
Kynn, Wallwork, Batc'c, Sherwin, Moore, Frisriee, 
Ta'cott, L'ix\sot», Shackfora, Woodman, Clark— 19. 

Noes— Rafferty, Wood^rd, Holden, Bixbv, 
Bond, Russell, Gastfield, Hottinger, Rub, Shack- 
ford— 10. 

The following is the resolution ss adopted : 
Resolved — That the job prinrmg required to be 

done for the ci r y for the ensuing year, be awarded 

to the lowest responsible bicder, the Chicago 

T mes to be excluded. 
And, «:n motion of Aid, Shackford the Council 

adiourned. 

H. W. ZIMMERMAN, City Clerk. 



Common §mmtl 



♦ 61 



REGULAR MEETING, 



• • • 



Chicago, May 15, 1865. 



OFFICIAL REPORT. 



May, 15, 1865. 
Present— His Honor, Mayor Rice, and Alder- 
men Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, Wicker, 
McRoy, WiUmartb, Sheridsn, Kann, Wall work, 
Hatch, Moore, R^fferty, Frisbee, * oodird, Tal- 
cott, Hoiden. Bix^y, Bond, Russell, Huntley, 
Gasttjeld, Rottingtr, Lawson, Sback'ord, Wood- 
man and Clark. 

MINUTES. 

The minutes of the proceedings of the meet- 
ings held on the 3d day of May, and on the 8th 
day of May, were severally read and approved. 

APPOINTMENT OF SELECT COMMITTEE, 

The Chair announced tnat, in accordance wi'h 
the requirements of a resolution passed by tha 
Common Council a* their last meeting, in retation 
to the selection of a committer to revise the 
Rules of Order, he bad appointed Aids. Lawson, 
Russell and McRoj as such committee. 

PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS. 

The Clerk presented the official t>onds of Walter 
Kmbail, City Comptroller; William S. Swan, 
Kish Inspector; D. S. McLtne, Constable 15th 
Ward, and Fritz Gabler, Constable l4tb Ward, 
which were sevcally approved. 

a t.omojuni' , f tion trom G. W. Thompson in re- 
lation to the revision oi the city ordinances, wa? 

Referree to the Committee on Judicisry. 

Petition of John Kurtz to erect a soap lactory on 
Lumber street, was 

R ferredto thy Health Officer 

Petitions of suodry citizens prating that the 
( iscrr'crly conduct of newsboys be abated, was 

Refe/re d to ihe Committee on Police. 

Remonstrance o r property owners against the 
construction o* a sidewulk on the east side of Kan- 
kakee avenue from Twenty-eixtb sireetto Twenty- 
ninth street, wis 

Referred to the Committee on streets and alleys, 
S, D. 

Petition of James K^insler asking the city to 
contract with bum for a tercr of ye^rs for remov- 
ing all offensive animal ma'ter from the limits of 
the sanu , was 

Re* erred to the Boaro of Police Commissioners. 

Petition of tbe Yonner Men's Christian Associa- 
tion, asking tbe Common Council to donate to the 
relit f of mnigent families rbot portion of the 
mourning: drapery used at tbe luneral of the Presi- 
dent which befogs to tbe city. 

Referred to the Mayor wrb'power to act. 

Remonstrance of citizens against the election 
of .amp poits on Rucker street. 



Referred to Committee on Gas Lights. 

A communication was received irom S. S. 
Hayes, City Comotrolter, recommending the pas- 
sage of the following order: 

Ordered : Th=)t the Comptroller be, and is here- 
by authorized and directed to transfer from tbe 
General Fund to th„ War Fund, the sum of 
($6, (ICO 00) six thousand dollars, to be refunded 
from tbe proceeds of arm" and other property of 
the War Fund, wten sold, and to pay trom said 
War Fund all the biPs approved by tbe Chairman 
of the Committee, heretofore appointed by 
the Common Council, upon the recept'on of the 
remains of tbe late President of the United 
States. 

The order wa? put upon its passage, and passed 
by ayes and noes as follows : 

Aves— Knickerbocker, Carter. Barrett, Wicker, 
McR«», Wiilmartb, Kann, Wallwork, Hatch, 
Moore, R»fferty, Frisbee, Woodard, Talcott, 
Holden, Bixby, Bond, Russell, Hunttey, Gast- 
field. Hottinger, Lawson, Shackford, Ciark— 24. 

floes— Nonf*. 

A communication was received from tbe Board 
of Public Works, stating that the action taken by 
the Common Council at it^ la~t meeting, in con- 
firming tbe assessment roll for curbing, filling and 
paving wiih "wooden hlock pavement" Wells 
street from Madison street, to Van Buren street, 
was invalid ; they therefore requested that it 
should be confirmed at this meeting. 

Aid. McRoy moved that the vote taken at the 
last meeting on tbe confirmation of said asses- 
men t roll be reconsidered, Carried. 

The assessment roll was then confirmed by the 
passage of the usual order ot confirmation at- 
tached thereto. 

Remonstrance of sundry property owners 
against the con'truction of a sidewalk on Block 
17, Newberry's additioo. Referred to Committee 
on streets and alleys, N. D- 

A com muni ca' ion wa« received from the City 
Clerk, covering thd following order, which was 
parsed : 

Ordered, That the assessors for the several di- 
visions of tbe city of Chicago be and they are 
hereby infracted to compie'e a part or parts of 
the assessment rolls now in their bands, and re- 
turn the same to the office of the City Clerk as 
promptly as possible. 

A communication from tbe Board of Public 
Works, recommending an amendment of Article 
2, chapter XX U of the Municipal Laws in relation 
tofireJimis. 

Referred to Committee on Fire and Water. 

KEPORTS OF OFFICERS. 

Tbe City Comptroller presented his estimates 
of expenses for the current fiscal year. 



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[1866 



Ilefem-d lo Committee on Finance and ordered 
to be published. 

City Comptuolleii'h Office, » 
Chicaoo, Miiy 12, IM15. j 

To the Mayor und Aldermen ol the olt/ofChl< 
cugo, in ' ominon Council Mfembied : 

In co no'lam <• with tl><- r< qnlremeotl of tbo city 
charter, I nubinli herewith u report of VHt Mtt 
mites iiocrHMury, aw near bh nav r-e, to delr*y the 
rxp-nHt'd of the cltv dunni' the current flHcal year, 
< onuii.Ticlnp April lnt, 18(i. r », a' rt i DdlttS April lut, 
l>s(Xi ; ni ho a stall nient scowlng too Hcvrcttatc in- 
come of the lint AhcjI year, the itnount (if the lia- 
bilities outstanding upon whKh interest In to be 
paid, und of bond- and cily debt? payub'e during 
the year. 

Influenced by the ercot depreciation In the cur- 
rency, the extravagant prices of the nece&«arit-« 
of lire, and the scarcity of lahor which prevailed 
lust y. ar, the last Common Council au'tiorlzed a 
large Increase of expenditure beyond the 
amount recommended in my last annual t-Htimates. 

The present year opens under new and better 
auspices. The success of tno Government in «np- 
preseing tbo rebellion and restoring the Union 
has raised the currency from forty cent* on tbe 
dollar nearly to par. The cost ot the necessaries 
of lite has declined. The diebaoding ot our large 
armies will goon re'tcie to the pursuils of inous- 
try several hundred 'housand solot-rs, lartre num- 
bers of whom are qualified to fill well many of toe 
more difficult employments. Altbouyn tbe treat 
abundance of money will stimulate enterprise, 
and the enormous tnd increasing production of 
the precious metals will prevent a return to the 
low prices of torrcer years, it will probably be 
found that the necessary expenditures of the city 
will be much less for the tame amount of service 
than they were last year. It should also be borne 
in mind that tbe r ame taxes will cow prove more 
buroeosome than they were last year. 

Under these circumstances, I do not feel justi- 
fltd in recommending an it- crease of the aegreuate 
of taxation, and have therefore assumed twenty 
mills as the basis of these estimates. Of 
course the Common Council may in- 
crease the levy up to the limit fixed by the char- 
ter, if they think best to do so In any event., the 
probable income will fall short of a sum sutrcient 
to meet other exigencies and to cover the expen- 
ditures proposed b> the i'-oaro of Public Works 
and the Board of Police Commissioners. I ap- 
pend tereto their several est)mat^s, with those of 
the Boaro of Education and Board of Guardians of 
Beform School, bs a part ot this report, >=nd leave 
the particular reductions to be uetermined by 
your honorable body. 

Estimate of Expanses for the Fiscal Y>ar,jrom 
April Ut, 1865, tf> April 1st, 1866. 

BOARD OP PUBLIC WORKS. 

For sundry objects speci- 
fied in ine estimates of 
the Board appended 
hereto, including unex- 
pended balances of la-t 
year's Appropriation 
Fund, aid Perm. Imp. 
Fund f 411,63111 

Less reduction to be tr ade 
by tbe Common Coun- 
cil, to be within proba- 
ble income 219,632.11 

$192,000.00 

To compleiepier extension, in addi- 
tion to $28,500 expended to April 
1st, 1865 46,500.00 

For three engine hou- 
ses, Lake street, Max- 
well street and near Ar- 
cher road, in addi ion 
to last year's appropria- 
tion say $2,0* each 6.000.00 

Topuichase 'and for same 1( ,000.00 

Tota , Board of Puolic 
Works 254,500.00 

FOB BRIDEWEXIi. 

Bent, dietisg, salary &c. 18,000.00 



CONTINOENT TVN .*>. 
For COIltlllCOIiClfH HUb- 

ject to nreer oi Htyoi 

Mri l oniptro lev IdV000.66 

FIRE ALA KM TBLEOIt Al'fl. 

Seven KicbtliH of receipt* 
from ntei on Fire in 
Htirunce pronmimH 

OENEUAL EXI'ENHKS. 

Salaries of Ahh- MOTt, 
election cxpenncH, Afl 8,0 0.00 

LEGAL EXPENSES. 

Costs and incidental ex- 
p uses |,000 00 

NORTH MARKET. 

Gas, fuel, water an<i re- 
pairs 2D0,00 

PRINTING AND STATION EKY. 

Council proc^eriini;*, 
bdvertlslng, blank*, Ac. 15,500,00 

POLICE COURT. 

Salary of Police Jin ices 
and Clerks and inci- 
dentals 4,00o0» 

TUBLIC pQUARK AMD COURT HOUSE. 

City's proportion of Eu- 
gmeer and jacltor' fa'a- 
rle-, fuel, fas and re- 
pairs 2,2.')''. 00 

RECORDER'S COURT. 

Sa^ry of Kecorder, fees 
aDd miscellaneous ex- 
penses 23,000 CO 

SALARIES. 

Not chargeable to de- 
partments: Mayor, 
Comptroller, Klerks, 
Treasurer, Collector, 
Collector's Clerks, ' Jity 
Clerk *nd Assistant 
Corporation Conn el, 
City At'orney, City 
Physician and Barbor 

Master 30,000 < 

HEALTH DEPARTMENT. 

Scavengers, &c .. 2,500.00 

INTERE ,T. 

To pay interest on fund- 
ed debt, proceeds o<" 2} 
mill tax «o be levied... 108,000 00 

Unexoended balance 
April 1st, 1865 63,021.11 



171.021 11 



POLICE DEPARTMENT. 

For Police expenses 
proper, including bal- 
ance April 1, 1865 $136,917.57 

Al o, proceeds of 50 
bonds of $1,000 e3Cb, to 
be held and used «s 
provided in charier- 
amendments of !8» 5;for 
expenses Fire Police, 
repairs ofeneines,&c ; 
pest bouses and police 
telegraph expenses, 
from general fund 130.000 00 

Total Police Department, 
besides proceeds of 
botds 

REFORM SCHOOL. 

Proceeds of a tax of 3-4. 

mil I, hereafter be levied 

about 38,000.00 

Unexpended balance 

Aprii 1st, 1865 21,63^.83 

SCHOOLS. 

Proceeds of a tax of three 
mills, hereafter 'o te 
levied, about 144,000.00 



$266,917 57 



57,630.83 



May 15.] 



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For evening school 
fr im g> nernl tuna ; 6,000.00 
a'so, proceeds of 25 
boods o* 81.000 « ■ til, 
for constructing school 
houses 

SEWEUAGE. 

Towards creating a siuk- 
jhr. e fund to poy interest 
on nun is aud expenses 
of draining sewer? as 
pvr es imate 8oird of 
Public ^'orkp, append- 
ed hereto, proceeds of 
2f mill tax be levied, 
about 132,000.00 

Un- xpendeo. f^aiance 
April 1. 1865; also pro- 
ivede of any boods to 
issnpd for construc- 
tion of sewers S9,3S156 



150,000.00 



221,380.56 



SINKING FUND. 

For the liquidation of 
the general bonded 
oebt of the city pro- 
ceeds nf a 1 mi' I tax 

to be levied vbou + $48,000,00 

Balance April 1st 23,973 63 



$71,973 63 



STREET LAMPS. 

Proceeds of a 2 mill tax 

to be evied, a K out 96,000.f0 

Rrterence is made to tbe estimates of tbe Gas 
Comp-iuic 81ed herewith, from which it, appears 
that on toe rates of piy mem now fixed, tne tax 
will be insufficient. 

TEMPORARY LOAN FUND. 

To pay expenditures of 
last year tor pi«r exten- 
sion aon paper : to p^y 
Fox & Boward's judg- 
ment, and Fuller; reet 
and North, avenue 
bri<lg/s, under Sec 34, 
ch. 5 Amended Charter 
of 1863, proceeds ot a 
tax of li mil ij, to be 



levied, about. 



$60,000 00 



MISCELLANEOUS. 

To pay additional appro- 
priation ot April 28tb, 

1865, lor services of 

Po.ice Jurtice's last 

ye*r 2,000.00. 

Sundry Judgments 5,000 00 

Ktfunrtiog surplus of 

a e-' Lake street as^s- 

n-m 1 , per oraer of 

Conner, March 6tb, 

lt65 in,00P.C0 

$17,000.00 

For co^pPtin? the Lak^ Tunnel, constructing 
tunnel under the river ar Washington street, and 
meeting payments of appropriations confirmed 
by the lasi Genera' Assembly, and cl-ansing 
Obicayo liver and branches, the proceeds of 
sundry bond = to be issued. 

The General Government of the United States 
hasp edged irg^-lf by genera 1 orders of the War 
Department to have a hew enrollment of the in- 
habitant- of Cbiogw and Cook county hihte to 
military duty, which it is supposed will show that 
we Lave been required to furnish men largely in 
exces of our ju-t quota uodtr the lsw. I would 
suggest that i&quiry be made whether we have 
noa .iu st claim against toe United States lor the 
sum of $119,475,00 paid by the city prior to April 
1st, 1864, for soldiers, bounties and interest 
thereon. If obtain d, ihis fund could be used to 
establish a home for disabled soldiers, or to pro- 
vide for o;ph9n children of volunteers who have 
di^d in the service. 

I ftei at liberty to ssy now upon leaving the 



office, that tbe compensation at present allowed to 
the City Comptroller is in my judgment inade- 
quate to his labors au^ responsibilities, and I 
would advise its increase for the future, at least 
to the amount allowed at first after the creation of 
the office. 

INCOME FKJ»M APRIL 1ST, 1864. TO A^RIL 1ST, 1865, 
EXCLUSIVE OF SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS, 

From taxes tj m General 
Tax Warrant and Pla t- 
ing tax of 1864, including 
uncollected balance and 
c ubject to deductions yet 

to ^e m de $974,721.34 

From municipal bonds so d 47,040.00 

From Board of Public 
Works, miscellaneous re- 
ceipts 10,528 26 

From Board of Public 
Works, roiscelhneou" re- 
ceipt- of Sewerage Fund $21,110.60 

Sewerage liouds ? old 75,490,00 

96,600,60 

From Board of Public 
Worts, miscellaneous re- 
ceipts W-it.-r Fuud 262,697 65 

Wa'er Bonds sold 168.20u.00 

430,897.65 

From Board of Education. 137.62 
From Board o' Guardians. 10,^29.31 

Fro oi Board of Police 858 9S 

From Fkre Department 2,885.al 

From Insurance Premium 

Tax 25,774.44 

From Licenses, Fees Bents 
and miscellaneous 

sources 157,730.77 

Tota'.. $1,757,314 78 

LIABILITIES OUTSTA> DING UPON WHICH IN TE BEST 
IS TO BE PAID. 

Municipal Honds. 
$l.O13,5C0.00 7 tt cent bonds. $70,945.00 
#800,t>00.00 6 |? cert bonds. 18,000.00 
$1,360.00 10 % cent bonds. 135.00 

$89,080.00 

Sewerage Bonds. 
81,000,^00 00 7 ft cent bonds . . $70,000.00 
#87,000.00 6 9 cent t.onds . . 5,220.00 

$75,220.00 

Water Bonds. 
$1,030 ,000 00 6 $ cent bonds.. $61,800.00 
a«8,0u0.00 7 $ cent bonds. . 19,460.1 

$81,260.00 

Bonds and other < My DM s Payable During the 

F.scal Year, Ap il 1, 1865 to April 1, 1866. 
Bonds orCertiticates of Indebt- 
edness riven on a manda- 
mus to Chapin & Fox, 
Dec. 5, 1839, due on pre«en- 
taron at Comptroller's Of- 
fice $10,000.00 

Interest at 10 |J cent. Der an- 
num !rom Oct. 14, : 861. say 
two years and six months . . . 2,500 00 

$12,500.00 

Certificates o p Indebtedness 
given virions pirtie*, vari- 
ous dates, 1860, due on pres- 
entation $59.00 

Interest, say 1,4 year?, at 10 $3 

cent 8.85 

$67.85 

Balance of "Damages" ac- 
count and "Union Pa/k Pur- 
chase Assessment, 1 ' to be 
called for at my time, no in- 
terest 4,235.20 

Boiod order of S. s. 
Hayes, Comptroller, for 
ptytiient lor harbor im- 
provement due January 
19, 1866 15,162.88 

Interest Nov. 19, 1S64, to Jan. 
19, 1S66, at 7 per cent ...... 884,50 $16,047.38 



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[ISC*. 



■fvd'jments 
El In vs. I lly with cobiw an 1 

lut.-n-Kt 1 .500.00 

betta Mnii-uc.d ts. OltJi 

mill cunt* sod lute rc«t l.Soo.oo 

Sturj;ttY8. Cl J, With Cont* 

ni il lulercat 831. uO 

Bo»twtck V8. City 0X0 tutu 
rent 3,ooo.<>0 



The above if exclusive ol » urn-ll btllBCfl du^ 
on I.malle strec" OaaqgPl, and damages for 
Widening river :>• Van Uureu street brlcae, pay- 
able fr^nr> proc»ed*of »>ourt . 

Keapcctluliy iBbrnltUd. 

s>. S. Dates, 

Comptroller. 

ANN t'AL ESTIMATE OF THE BOARD OT PCBLIC 
WOIlliS. 

Office of the Boaud of Public Works, I 
Chicago, May 1,1880. j 
S. s. 11 ivev , Ci v ( uinptri |. r, C ill u_o PI : 
Sir— 1 be Board of Public Works suru.it Here- 
with a statement of the repairs aid improve- 
ments to be ptild for ou* of tbc sener>il 1unil of 
the city, decim d by us ntcesssry to t e undertaken 
by the city during the presmr &»• A year, and 
6bowiug the estimated cost of the "proposed 
works. 

1 be Board respectfully express the hope that 
tbeir rec^mtmndatioi s may r»-c< 'Tea cart-fu. con- 
sideration by tbe Common Couocil, Rod hat Done 
of the works recoi" mendeu i y me Board be eft 
out from tbe aonu:l appropriar.oo, rd'^s it 
should be whoi)> imprac'Katle to piuyiae for tbe 
cct in this year's taxes. 

For txc cieai>rii)g and renairs of street* and 
constr/ciion anu rtpaiis of str> et crossings, cul- 
verts and aproi-s in the three civi'ions of 'be city : 

SOUTH division. 
labor and supervision, sto^e, 
grave 1 , inn lumber, atd all 
materials f 32,000.00 

WXST DIVISION. 

Labor and supervision, tnd all 
labor and materials com- 
plete 37,000.00 

XOhlH DIYIiIOH. 

Labor ard supervision, and all 
labor and materials com- 
plete 27,000.00— 96,000.00 

In full for street work, not including 
sidewalks $96,000.00 

SIDEWALKS. 

Such a fund ought to be placed at tbe disposal 
of tee Board, that we csn always repair a defect- 
ive and oaigerous wa^ without waiting for the 
slow process of coll-. cting the amount by assess 
nienr, cr or compulsion by suit in the Police 
Court. The city would be saved macy sui'- for 
damage?, caused by defective walks, if the Board 
had control of means with, whicb to muke neco^d 
repairs wi hout celav, as soon as U>e oangerous 
condition ol tbe *8ia> comes to the knowedge ol 
tbe Boara. ilany su:h expenoitures would be af- 
terwards recovered from the owners of he prop- 
erty, by su.t or assessment. It is hoped that the 
sma.l amount as£ed lor this purpose will be ap- 
propriated. 

Tunc for the repsir or relaying of de- 
fective sidewalks, to berecovereo ul- 
timately, as far as practicable, from 
the owners of property liable for the 
costs of such repairs : 

South Division $ 4,60000 

West Div)s-on 5.0MUU 

iNor tb Division 3,0Oi .00— f 12,0C C • 

SALARIES. 

By tte charter one-third tbe salaries of the Com- 
missioners, aid their officers and office expetses, 
is chargeable to tre General i-unc, the bfeisrce to 
"Water and Seweragei"unos ; I 



For OM-thlrd Of Hi- Mlarleio' the three Cotnnh 
hlomrn, city Km: beer S.cre^ry. 
Bowk k»*» per Superintend nr <" Br."g- 
aid Str»--i» Ar»t*tint Ku-'Hner. 
on htreet irr.prr>\ » mci tg md yen- »a 
city work, CI. rk h.iviru' rh. n-p of Spe 
cl Jl AftttMDeBtf, CftM receiving C erk 

i»ud thr»*a Divm.on C erk*. 810,1)00. (Mi 

ADVKi.ii iMi, I and orncr. ZXVrSPKh 
Mm rritfac Cor mmmIkm untie ». ( rbi* unnuni 
Jtpaidl u it"- main opon w ■ nt rat. <■ >tial' be flx> n 
by ih* Council lor tbe Corporitioo pr,'tn</ It 
iti tbe noti »i« of th*" c:ty are . roeied prlote ' 
bo'h in tbe Corpora on nf-«hpip^r uuu a O^rtJiuu 
pap^r, ibe cetimatc t>b< aid be aoi ' l»-d. 
Allowance ik made on y for one tewppa- 

P«-r HjOOOlU 

Job printing, b atikn, reporta burt mi-o-i- 

Isseow 600 (K) 

S'ailooery oi all Hortp, offic 'uruiture. 
and m.scellaneoui: otli"e expeusei? *,(.0< .< 



€3 (I . 

STREET INTERSECTION*. 

The (tarter requirea ibat lmprovemontB -x the 

inter-ection of *lr< etu ana alleys bbal' be paid I r 

out ot toe <?e". eral fund. 
Tbr Council have »ir«-ad» ordered 'he ftillnwin? 

streets >o r e improved and a-fessment a ha e b»-. u 

made, or *<-e in proyr '8 lor th»dr < u»t, except a; 

tbe intersections. Tbe int*Tt-ec iont on ihtec 

rtiect- »*ili cost se follow?, viz: 

intersection- Wei** str^t to Vun Buren 
street ordr-r. d oaved with wooden 
b'ock oa»mrn'i ?13,213.0l 

Intersections Wolco't street from K-c- 
zic street to .Vicbiiau eitett, or- 
rj>Teo pavtd witn woocen biocfc 
pavem. nr.. 4.U 66 

Inttrsc etions on Waba'h b\eLue Iroui 
Rjn'-olph sireet to T'enr» -Sec- 
ond strt-L-u ordered pavel with 
wood-n block pavement 29,117 S3 

Intersc etions a: approaches nortb and 

south of St*te str-rt bndee 2,000.00 

Intersection of Lake and Sta'e streets. 

Wooden block pavement 1,886.60 



4U,6ilU3 

Deduct bslai ce on hand previously ap- 
propriated 6.593 41 

Amcutit to be appropriated to pay or 

wojk ordered already r>y Council. 140,014 77 

The Board re?pcc'iu;iy rrqueH tbat 'he Co»nei] 
will examine clusely tDe 1st oelow, sp-cif,int» the 
mttrstcuone of strrtts, which it ie expneted that 
the Ooun-.'il uili order to be improved oonn; the 
pr-rsentyear, ai,d asset-sments made lor toe.ir cost, 
As already rercarkeo, ry rht terms ol tbe coarter, 
when a fctr.et is impioveo, tbe cost uf the ;m- 
p. ovemtnt, so far jt it is in froLt of lois, is to be 
assetsto upon such ots, but the cost of the im- 
provement tt tr e inter ections of street; and 
al.'eys ir to be paid lor out of tbe eenerat find. 
It will there-ore be necessary lor the Council in 
their annual appropriation to provide means lor 
the co-t ol «11 intersections on strte's and alleys 
which you shall crdT i proved, tnd for which 
you sba': ordf-r assessments 'o be ma^e tt-is ye«r. 
It ^ill be ustrles^ to oroer an lmorovea em of this 
character and an asse^-s^ent for it, un'ess tbe p-r 
to be naidfor ry tbe city is proviced lor in the 
annual appropriation. 

Intersections of streets which it is expect- dzcil'. 
be ordered to oe improved by the Council: 
Wooden block pavement WestEando'ph 

street, from Ha shed street to i/f«.st 

Water street f 23,4.76 .63 

do Michigan street, from Cass to 

Clark street 5.251 90 

do >orth Clark street, liom 

cringe approa hto Chicaeo avenue 15,129.35 

oo iatersecticn Madison street 

and Desrborn street 1.253 34 

co par r 11 onroe and Dearborn Bt. 223.ol 
Macadamizinff 2sorth Clarfe sireet from 

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Wooden block, South Water street from 
Fr8nklin street to Clark street 3,500.00 

Wooden block, Soulb Water street from 
Wabasb avenue to Michigan avenue.. 170 00 

Wooden block, Randolph street from 
bridge to Staie street 4,480.00 

Macadamizing Chicago avenue from 
bridge to Clark street 2,732.80 

Wooden blocs, Michigan street from 
Welle to Clark street 4,000.00 

Graveling North Clark street irom North 
avenue to Wells street for that part 
runnine through city property 2,511.25 

Planking alleys in block 142, school sec- 
tion addition to Chicago 76.16 

$64,364 34 

BRIDGES. 

Salaries of Bridge Tenders— same as 
oraercd by Council lor last year, as 

per appended list..... 127,620.00 

Ordinary repairs on twen- 
ty-one bridges, includiog 
tue painting of six of them 818,300.00 
Covering chords of these 

bridges with tin 1,125.00 

To roof over viaduct at State 

street bridge 2,200.00 

Sheet piling and water-clos- 
ets under tbe south ap- 
proach of Stace-st. bridge. 500.00— €22,125.00 
New B idges.— In estimating- lor the two new 
bridges tamed brlow, the Board feel that tbey 
have doDe no more than to scantily provide for 
the liabilities of the year, Botn of these bridge? 
are very unsound, and likely to fail at any time : 

Archer Road Bridge $ 9,(00.00 

Chicago AvtLue Bridge 16.0i0.00- $25,000.00 

PUBLIC BUILDINGS, 

Court House and Court House 

Square $1,500 

Armory Building, repairs on 550 

.North Market, repairs on 500 

Hospital on Cemetery Grounds 200 

City'* proportion for public water 

closets at the Court House 25%- $3,000 

HARBOR. 

Of all the various important interests intrusted 
to the csre of the Board, >here are none more 
closely connected with the commercial prosperity 
of Chicago than those which p^rtam to thy pre- 
servation and improvement of our harbor. In 
the judgment of the Board, it is both the interest 
and the outy ot the city to keep the approach ;o 
the harbor so that there shall be an easy and sate 
entrance, and to maintain the river itself in a nav- 
igable condition, with sufficient depth of water, 
and with easy curves to its nock lines. Whatever 
expenditure is necessary to make the harbor easy 
of access, sae and commodious, it seems to us 
that it is for the interest ot the city to provide 
tor it. 

HARBOR MASTER. 

Salary $1,200.00 

Keeping of horse and miscel- 
laneous expenses connected 

with the office $5C0 00 

$1,700.00 

Extension of tbr North Pier.— An appropriation 
ot $75,i;00 was made fcr this work last year. This 
is believed to be sufficient to finish i* 

Dredging the channel through the bar at tbe 
mou»b of the harbor, 
The Board tstimate that there is reeded 

to be expended on this work this year. $25,000.00 
Repairing docks at tbe foot of Adams 

street and Monroe street 2,000.00 

Both of the improvements named below have 
been petitioned for by large numbers of our 
business men and tax payers, and are recom- 
mended by the Board as neces 1 ary and proper 
Removal of " Goose Island," and dredg- 
ing at the junction of the north and 
south branches with the maiu river. . .$15,000 00 
Dredging the Scuth Branch, between tbe west 
sice of Halsted street and the Lock of tbe illi 



nois and Michigan ranal, so as to eecurc a chan- 
nel in the cen er ot the river fifty f t et wide, witn 
a depth of 12 teet be.ow low water : 

From the wtst siae of Hnisttd 
street to west side of Quarry 
st-eet, 13,6n0 cubic yarcs, at $l..$13 600 

From west side of Quarry strtet to 
the Lock of the Ii'mois and 
Michigan Canal, 40,185 cubic 

yaroe, at$l 40,185 

$53,785 

PUBLIC GROUND3. 

Cemetery Grounds— Sidewalk on 

the east side of North dark 

street, running along tee Ceme- 
tery Grounds. The waik is nted- 

ed, and ought to be bui t. Private 

owners i.eyond tnese grounos 

have been compelled to Duild 

walks in front of their lots, and 

there is no good reason why the 

citv should not do as much— 3,04o 

feetut5Uc f 1,523 

Repairs of ience, mincing and 

Clearing grounds, and repairing 

snd extending roads aid alkys, 

and wages of gate-keep er 3,000 

$4,523 

Dearborn Pars 1,000 

efferson Park l,G\o 

Union Park 1 500 

I. ake Park i,ecu 

Washington Park — For sidewa'k 

and curbing around same, and 

p antiog trees along the edge of 

sidewalks 1,000 

Total for Public Ground? $10,^3 

RECAPITULATION. 

For street work (three divisions) $96 000.00 

For reserve fund tor sidewalk repairs.. 12,0u0 uO 

Forsaaries !U,Ot0.0u 

For advertising, printiLg and office ex- 
pec ses „ 3,500,00 

Fortstreet intersections alrt ady ordered 4U,ol4.77 

For street intersections proposed 64,364 34 

For bridges, including talaries of 

bridge tencers 74,745.00 

For pubdc buildings 3,000 (0 

For harbor 97,4^5 CMJ 

For public grounds H»,523.00 

$411,632.11 

Respectful^, sir, 

Tour ohediett servants, 

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Office of the L o^kd of Public Wonx?, * 
Chicago, M;iy 1, 1865. f 
S. S. II ijcm, Esq., City Comptroller, Chicago, III.: 

Deaii Sih: I'lif Board direct* me to lay before 
yon their CMtlmuv -.,<■ pn-neijied In-low, of the 
iinouiii needed iopt> Or the rtcwcrai'e iDtereit, 
^fwciiiijii Sinking Fund and lor the expen-ca of 
CletDllng the s. u. re, and muinbilulng thein in 
propel r jtair dnrlog M < prenen* fl'cal year. 

The Board remarked tbtt 1 is not poa-ihie for 
them at Una lime lo entitnute cloaeiy the amount 
lequired lor sewerage Intere-t. 

If ihe prelect of cteanatna the Chicago river, by 
detpenles be Illinois sod Michigan c»nHi, i»pnt 
into execution thle jeer, »* ih recommended oy 
the Boutd, it * ill be uece«sary to ih^u-- honda to 
provide lor the coat of what may he done on this 
improvement ihin yi nr. These hondu ure to be 
liraed under the prryplona of the chirtT per- 
taining [o Bewcregr, and to be provided for aa 
t*ewerape Bondf. Am ll la Dot likely that bonds for 
the objectnamed will be told untn after the let 
of July, :md o- there wl 1 then be but the 
inntertst of .Jauuiry, 1866, to be provided for, it 
18 probi'ile that the estimate oi the Board will be 
found sufficient 

Estimate 

Interest on bond's now outstanding— 
$87,000 six per cent hond *5,220 

1,000.000 ? 2ven per cent bono?. . . 70,000 75,220.00 

Interest on bon^B to he htucd 
dnnneyear 15,167 00 

Salaried, part to be pa'd oat of 
sewerage tax 10,000.00 

Cleansmg sewers during fiscal 
year 10.000.00 

Repairing sew rs during fiscal 
year 4,000.00 

S-ationery. piin ing advertising, 
office ano miscellaneous ex- 
penses i,roo.oo 

Sewerage sinking land 23,301 90 

$139,183.90 
Respectfully your obeoient servant, 

A. VV. flNKHAM, 

Secretary. 

Est'mate of moneys needed by the Police Board 
for the cuirect j e*r commencing Miy 1st, 1865 : 

POLICE DEPARTMENT. 

Salaries. 

Police Commissioners $3,900 

Superintendent of Police 2.500 

Deputy Superintendent and -ecretary 3,U00 

Three Captains of Po iee, at $1,2 each.. 3,600 

Twelve Ser^eacts uf Police. at$9u0 each. 10,810 
Oi e hundr-d and nity Patrolmen, at $8y0 

each 120,000 

Gas bill* 1,600 

Fuel bi Is I,7u0 

Rent Centra; is tan on 1,500 

Special Police at elections, &c 1,000 

Executing criminal proce-s, enforcing 
criminal Uws, telegraphing, blanks, 
books, stationery, euodries, incidental 
expenses, &c, 'furniture for new Sta- 
tions included) ... 25,400 

$175,000 

To the Hooorab'e Board of Police : 

Gentlemen — The following estimate of the ex- 
penses of the Fire Department fur the year, is re- 
spectful >y submitted : 

Chief Marshal's saiary ? 2,5O0.C0 

Three Assistant Marshal's, (one for each 

division.) $1,200 3.600 00 

Nine engineers ol engines, $1,000 9,000.00 

Ninety -six men, $72) ... 69.120.00 

Seven thou and ieet of Lose, $2 03 14,210.00 

Horse <eed 7,127.00 

Five hundred and fifty tons of Briar Hill 

coal... 5,500 00 

R-p?irmg engines 7,500 00 

Gas and water 3,500.0*1 

Horse shoeing 1,000 00 

Oil bnd fluid 80o.0d 

Repairing harnte?, whips, snaps, &c. .. 600 00 



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Medical attendance on horses 

Exchange of horses 

Bedding to be replaced 

Twenty-four boxes of castile soap. 

Twenty-four dozen brooms 

Three dozen barn brooms 

Two dozen pail? 

Two dozen axes 

Two dozen forks 

Three dozen shovels 

Three dozen curry comos 

Two dozen horse brushes 

Two dozen bose brushes 

Kindling wood 

Twelve carrels ol* soft soap 

Fifteen barrels of salt 

R-igs, &c — 

Twenty -four axe helves 

Tripoli and rotten stone 

One ream of Emery paper 

Packing naper 

Lamp Wicking 

Repairing lantern? 

Two dozen coal hods 

Repairing stoves and pipe 

Neatsfoot oil for harness 

Axle grease 

Printing and stationery 



Repairs of engine houses and planking 
onJack?on and Maxwell street*, as 
estimated by J. K, Tbompson,Super- 
intendent of Repairs 

Cart snd canvass 



300.00 
600.00 
1,000.00 
268.80 
144.00 
27.00 
24.00 
36.00 
24.00 
60.00 
36.00 
60.00 
30 00 
3<>0.00 
60.00 
37 50 
280 00 
4 80 
10.00 
10 00 
5.00 
12.00 
60.00 
30.00 
50.00 
20.00 
50.1(0 
150,00 

$128,136.10 



11,757.05 

700.00 



... f 140.593 15 

I have, in my estimates for the last four years, 
bad appropriated for a ladder to reach the fifth 
story of buildings, $1,000. No practical apparatus 
offering as yet, I w^uid ask this sum to be contin- 
ued. 

ESTIMATE FOR NEW BUILDINGS AND ENGINES WITH 
EXPENSES OF OUTFIT AND RUNNING EXPENSES 
FROM AUGUST 1ST 

House on West Lake street $ 8/00.00 

Lot for ?ame engine and Police Station. 3,600.00 

Steam Fire Engine 4,750.00 

Hordes 601.00 

Beds, chairs, tables, stoves, &c 400.00 

flames* 80 00 

Six men's wages 3,075.00 

Horse feed 369.57 

$20,874 57 

House on Cottage Grove Avenue 8,0UO.OO 

Lot f r engine house and Po.ice 2,500.00 

Eagine . 4,75<U 

Hose cart 400.00 

Horfes 600 00 

Harness 80.00 

Beds, stoves, chairs, lables 400.00 

Six u^tn's wages 3,075.00 

Horse ieed 369.57 

$20,124.57 

Engine and house with lot, outfit on Ar- 
cher road 18,874.57 

Near Halsted street, estimate for en- 
gine on Nortii avenue and Larrabee 

r street , 4.750,00 

Horses, 600.00, Harness, 80.00 680,00 

Bedsteads &c 150.00 



$65,453.71 

EXPENSES OF FIRE ALARM TELEGRAPH. 

Chief operator $1,500.00 

Two assistant operators. 2,400.00 

Two Datiejy men 2,000.00 

Incidental 1,000.00 



RECAPITULATION. 

Expenses of present Department, with 



$6,900.00 



Atlantic, see report Superintendent 

of Repairs, J. K. T. 11,757.05 

Farmer appropriation for ladder 1,000.00 

New houses, engines, lots and outfit, 

&c.,&c 65,453.71 



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$207,046.86 
. 6,900.00 



$213,946.86 

You see that the present Fire Department, at 
the high prices of everything, will cost, to keep 
it in order, $140,593,15. In this is included the re- 
building house for Atlantic, on Michigan street, 
made necessary by the street being brought to 
grade; also repairs, &c, &c. of other engine 
nouses, as per schedule of J. K. Thompson, Su- 
perintendent of Public Works. 

The city is extended so much that the citizens 
have petitioned for the increaee of fire apparatus 
spoken of above. This will supply the City for 
years. Yours respectfully, 

U. P. Harris, Chief Marshal. 



ESTIMATE FOR REPAIRS ON ENGINE HOUSES FOR 

lfc65 and 1866. 
Long John Engine Home. 
Repairing roof around tower (with tin).. 

Altering sky -light frame 

Puliies lor hose tower door 

Rods for hanging wood rack 

Rod for sliding doors 

RegraiLing wardrooe doors 

Incidental expenses 



$15.00 
4.50 
2.50 
2.50 
2.75 
20.00 
50.00 

$97.25 

Atlantic Engine House. 

Repairing postering $55.00 

Repairs on floor 35,00 

" barn floor and stalls 60.00 

" '* roof (recoating) 70.00 

Incidental expenses 4«> 00 



No. 8 Hose House. 



$260.00 



new hose, &c... .T...... ........ .$128,836.10 

Repairs of houses, rebuilding house tor 



General repa*rs $35.00 

ShouM Michigan street be raised to a 
grade it wilt be nec*«sary to re-build 
Atlantic Eogioe House and barn. The 
estimated cost of the same (including 
ihe old material) is $5,746.00 

Liberty Engine House. 

For Brick barn complete $1,200 00 

Wate closet and Bath 175.00 

Sewer pipe 60.00 

Repairs on floor 25.0o 

Repair * on p'astering 25.00 

Gas pipe to barn 10.00 

New doors, front and rear 45.00 

Nine closets complete 90.00 

Recoating roof 100.00 

Painting and calcimining 200 00 

Wash r>a c ins 35 00 

Incidental expenses 25.00 



$1,990.00 

North Star Engine House. 
Extension ana repairs on barn 218.00 



Altering front doors. 

Calcimining 

Nine closets complete 

Wash basins..... 

Wainscoating and painting same. 



19,10 

25;00 

90.00 
3500 
80.00 



Island Queen Engine House 

Paint closets wood rack, &<s 

Repairing brick work around door 

C-iicimining 

E alarming stove pipe thimble 

Repairing stalls 

Frame and lamp (for t set meter) 

Incidental expense? , 



$467.00 

27.00 
5.00 
45.00 
1.50 
28 00 
13.00 
35.00 

$154 00 



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Ttmptst Host Uoute. 

New floor of 2 in. oak fltO.m 

Lithio< and plaa'crlng culling m!$0 

Siding and celling boards 38. <€ 

Calciminiug It <■> 

Krptlrf on wlcdowi 5.IKJ 

incidental expense* 15.<«) 

$234 80 

U. P. Harris Engine Houst. 

New floor of blocks and composition $41S.OO 

v < vtn'j cnbic yards nlltne 7U.00 

Repair on floor and stalls of stable 600 

do roof 25.<i0 

Incidental expen>es 25.00 

VN iter cloeet and batn complete 235.00 

PUnaing street to Canal street (8 in. pine) 569 00 

$1,SS6.00 

American Hose House. 

Repairing floor $25 00 

New sidewalk in front 45.'»> 

Repairing plastering 15 00 

Two ligbts in doors 7 UU 

Incidental expenses 35.00 

mn ou 

Frank Sherman Engine House. 

Gas light in stairway flO.CO 

New manure box 12,00 

Repairs on stalls, floor, &c 25.CU 

Two Jocks on closets 3.iO 

Incidental expenses 18.00 

$68.00 

Little Giant Engine House. 

Planking street to Canal street 279.00 

Planking for barn floor 3.00 

Repairing sash on hose tower 19.00 

Fence and coal shed 70. UU 

Repairs on floor 35.00 

Wood rtck and hangings 12.00 

Gas, in from Can:l street 58 0o 

Celling stable wi'h boards 57.00 

$£32.00 

Economy Engine Home. 

^ew floor of two inch plank 7: 

Repairing plastering 25.10 

Repairing roof 12.00 

Reraiiing ceiling and incidentals 35,00 

$147.C0 

Enterprise Engine House. 

New manners and stalls 28.00 

Repairs on roof 25.00 

Ceiling in stable . 23 CO 

Nine clo nes presses 9ulU 

Wash basins 30 00 

\S~ater closet and bath complete 235.00 

Repairs on floor 47.00 

Roof between barn ana hou*e, with sky- 
light 35.00 

Incidental expenses 35.00 

$648.00 

In regard to the (proposed) new building?. I 
have no data from wbicb to make an es'imate. but 
supposing them to be similar in size and con- 
structional tuppose an appropriation of eigbt 
thousand Goiiars each wi i cover ihe entire cost. 
Respectru'iy yours, 

J. K TH03TPSOH. 

To U. P. Ha sets. Esq., Chief Engineer Fire De- 
oartTQent. 

Chicago, March 31st. 1565. 

ESTIMATE OF XOXET XEEDED FOB THE PUE- 
C BASE OF LOTS A2»i. THE EBECT102f OF SUB-STA- 
TT05S rUBESG THE COXT5G TEAR, BEXSG FOB 
PEBMA-5EM IXPHOVEXIM;. 

Lot for sub-siation and Engine House on 

f wenry-second street $2 000 

Building" a sub-station thereon 6.000 ! 

~ot st carviile for same purpose is inclu- 



ded in the estimate of ib<- Fire Marshal. 

Bulloiog a rob-tiailon thereon 6.000 

Lot on We*t I^ake ?treet for sime purpose 

)« included in e»titnaie of Fire Marshal. 

Building a ?uba<ation thereon 6.000 

Lot for sub t tali on and Kngme Ilouae in 

northern portion of the t it j x,W 

Bulluing a sub sUtion tbertou 6.00<' 

0MJOO 

BSTTlf ATBD BXPBKSBS OF TUB HEALTH DBPAHT- 
JJEST FOH TUB TBAK II366. 

Small Pox Hospital. 

Nurse*' Wage* $2,000 

Fuel— wood and coal l.OoO 

Supplies 2,000 

Furniture 900 

Hay. oats, Ac 800 

I ndertaker's bill 250 

Medicine bill 250 

$7,000 

City Scavengers. 

North Division 600 

South DivMon 600 

West Division 6j0 

Kurying desd aulma's ICO 

Gaas in office, &c 100 

$2,000 

Total estimate $a,000 

Salaries of Health Officer tnd A^;ist- 
unts (.under new law) |J[ 

$11,000 

Office of Sup't of Pcblic Schools, f 
Chicago, May 8, 1865. f 
To the Honorable the Mayor and Common Coun- 
cil of the City of Chicago: 
Gkxtleicen : By direction of the Board of Edu- 
cation. 1 submit to yon the estimated expendi- 
tures for scnool purpo-es for the year 1865: 

1. For teachers' salaries • . . $15.\000 00 

i. Fors:lanes of clerk, supply agent, 
janitor*, engineers, and for repair?, 
rents and contingent expenditures. . . 33.000.00 
3. For fuel 17,000.00 

Total $210,000.00 

To this must be aeded deficit for 1S64.. 37,3 

$-37,5'3.l9 

The estimate tor current expenses is about 
$lu,000 above present expenditures, but as little 
as can tje allowed for prospective necessities. The 
efficiency. of our schools demands an increase m 
our instructional force. 
Veiy truly, your obedient servant. 

J. L Pickard, 
Sec'y Board of Education. 

Chicago, May S, 1S65. 
To the Honorable, the Mayor ana Common Coun- 

cD of tne city ol Chicago: 

GESTLEacKH : I am directed, by the Board of 
Education, o merronalize your honorable body 
to pla- e at their disposal from the general fund of 
the city a sum of money sufficient to carry on 
evening schools during the ensuing winter. 

The amount expended last winter, for a term of 
twelve weeks, was very near y $5,000. 

The great success of the schools of last winter, 
snd the dtmand for a longer term, will render a 
larger appropriation necessary. 

The wnole matter is commended to your en- 
-Mghter ed liberality, with the conviction that you 
will cheerfully provide lor an agency of such 
lasting good to the city. 

Trulv your obedient servant, 

J. L. Pice art>, 
Secretary Board of Educ-tion. 

CnrcAGO, May 3, 1S65. 
To S. S. Hates. Esq., City Comptrolier. 

The Beard ol Guardians of the Reform School 
o! Chicago, will require for the current year as 

fo'.lows : 



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To support 225 boys, clothing, school ins:, 

Ac, , $18500, $28,225 

Amount appropriated for girls' build ing, iU,0GO 
Amount needed for furnishing building 

and supporting gills 8,000 

Reform School Commissioner 1,000 

Fuel 2,500 

Insurance 500 

Repairs and improvements 3,000 

Work Shop and Dormitories, (indispen- 
sable) ■ 18 ,C00 

$71,225 

Cash on hand $21,000 

Probable net receipts from work 

sbops 5,000 

Tax required for ensuing year.. 45.500 

H 71,500 

Respectfully submitted, 

Henry Smith, Pres't. 

Chicago, May 12. 1865. 

S. S. Hayes, Ef q, : 

Dear Sir: The estimate of the Chicago Ga9 
Light and Coke CompaDy for supplying street 
lamps with eas from April 1st, 1865, to April st, 
1866, is $60,407.00, which provides lor about fifty 
new lamps to he ere cted. 

The pipe will oe laid on Archer Road this year, 
and the p~sts have already been oroered by tbe 
city. Yours, &c , 

Jas, K. Surtis, Sec. 

PEOPLE'S GA9 LIGHT AND COKE COMPANY'S ESTI- 
MATE FOR 1865. 

Amount charged City of Chicago, for 
gas lighting, cleansing and repairs co 
lamp posts in the West Divi ; ion tor 
the fiscal year of 1864, is $55,2i0.22 

Gas, &C, as above, for 200 lamp posts to 
beset 12,E32.C0 

Total amount of estimate r or 1865... $67,742 22 
The Comptroller presented his monthly state- 

msnt of receipts and expenditures for the month 

of April, 1865. 
Ordered to be plactd on file. 
Tbe Board of Pub ic Worss presented a report 

and ordinance for tbe erection of lamp-pos's on 

Archer Road, between State street and Archer 

Road. 

Also, 

An ordinance for t\ie erection of lamp-posts on 
Oak street, between We Is and La Salle streets. 
Reierred to Committee on Gas Lights. 
Also, 

Submitted an ordinance for re-grave 'ling Mich- 
igan avenue lrom Lake street to Paik P. ace. 
Also, 

An ordinance for curbing, grading and paving 
Dearborn Btreet, lrom Madison street to Monroe 
street. 

Also, 

An ordinance for grading and planking Haddnck 
Place, between Wells and Franklin stretts. 

Referred to Committee on Streets ana Alleys, 
S. D. 

Also. 

Submitted, an ordinance for tbe construction of 
a sidewalk on the north side of Division ttreet, 
from North Clark street to Wolcott street. i 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alley*, 
N. D. 

Also, 

Submitted, an ordnance for the construction of 
a sidewalk on the east side of Western avenue, 
from Lake 6treet to Fulton street. 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
W.D. 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 

FINANCE. 

Aid. Bond, of Committee on Finance, to whom 
had been referred sundry bills of inspectors and 
clerks of e.ection, submitted tbe following report, 
which was ordered to be 

Laid over ana published. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chi- 
cago, in Common Council assembled : 



Fioance 
Committee. 



Your Committee on Finance, to whom was re- 
ferred the bi'ls of 'he several inspectors and 
clerkp of election, having had tbe a :roe under ad- 
visement, beg leave 'o report: That, under the 
presen' law, it is impossible for th^-m to c?.ake a 
correct statement of the expenses of the election 
until bills are filed as to tbe length of time served. 
There have not been nty bills filed from toe fo - 
lowme Wards and precincts: let precinct. Third 
Ward ; 2d do., t< ourth Ward ; 1st do , Sixth Ward ; 
2d do , Seventh Ward: 1st and 2d do., Eighth 
Ware; 2d do, Ninth Ward; 2d do., Elev nth 
Ward; 2d do., Twelfth Ward; 1st and 2d do., 
Thirteenth ward; 1st and 2d do., Fifteenth 
Ward; only partial of 1st do.. Third Ward; 1st 
do , 4th Ward ; and 1st and 2d do., of Fourteenth 
Ward. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 
L. L. Boud, 
Charles C. P. Holden, 
Charles G. Wickek, 
A' so, 

Of tbe same committee reported adversely to the 
pctitiouotH S Hamiitou for damages for ir> ju- 
ries caused by he upsetting of a hackney coacu. 
Report accepted and concurred in. 

Also, 

Of the same committee, to whom bad been reier- 
red the remonstrance of John H Foster et al 
against 3ny addition to the contract price of tbe 
Lake Tunnel, f'oport^d that the m iter bad been 
a<~ justed by the previous Council ana no . ction 
was necessary. 
Report accepted and concurred in. 

A'so. 

Of ihe same committee, reported adversely to the 
petition of John O Donnel' for the remission of a 
fine. 

Report accepted and corcurred in. 

Also, 

Of the same committee, submitted the folowing 
report, which was ordered to be 

Laid over and published. 
To the Mayor and Aldt rmeu of the City of Chi- 
cago, tn Common CouloI assemoied : 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom w?« re- 
ferred the communication of the Beaid oi Public 
Works r- questing speedy action on the ordinance 
concerning the cleaning of the Chicago river, 
havina had tbe same under advisement, beg leave 
to report that we co»_sider speeoy action necessary 
and iecommenri tbe passage of the ordinance with 
toe following amendment to stc.ion 4, fourth line 
of prix ted ord nance: 

Strike out tbe word? "one thousand " and in- 
sert " two hundred and fifty." 

Your committee be.ieve this action will not em- 
barass the Boara of Puolic Works in the prosecu- 
tion of the work, a« bo«Lds Can beis-uedfrom lime 
to lime a? tbe work progresses, *ud that the sal-?, 
of toe bonds will be improved by issuing them in 
sma'ler quantities. 
All of which is respectfully submitted, 

L P. Bond, 1 Committee 

Charles U. P. Holden, j- on 
Chas. G, Wicker ) Finance. 
Be it Ordained oy the Common Council of the 
City of Chiceao: 

Section l, That the plan of the Board of Pub- 
lic Works for cleansing the Chicago river «n<i its 
branches, V>y cutting down the summit of the H>i 
nois and Michigan canal to below the levtl of 
Lake Michigsn, so as to drawfrum it at a low siage 
of water in the lake not less than twenty-four 
thousand (24,000) cubic feet of water per ninute, 
is hereby approved, and said Board are hercoy 
authorized to execute said work. 

Sec. 2. That ihe Board of Public Works are 
herebv authorized and enpowered for the purpose 
of prosecuting the work aescribed in the previous 
Section, to make any contract necessary to carry 
into effect such purpose with the Trustees of tbe 
Illinois and Michigan canaLin conformity with and 
subject to the general provirions of the City 
Ctarter. 

Sec, 3. That, as a temporary expedient for 
cleansing the south branch of the Chicago river, 
trie said. Board are hereby authorized ana empow- 



May 130 



L0 



sred to contract wl h the Mid Trustees A r the 
pumping Tom i In- rivi r into the cauil ' y the Hy- 
draulic Works at BcMmmVI tD>l d.actar^lrc 
tb nuL'h th>* canal of such arrount of VMM M 
•ball M found Dece«:ar> and practicable lor such 
porpofe. 

^tc. 4. Thi\ lor th»- purp'*e of curryirtr out 
the improvement srxcifW-r in the for« iroing t-c 
>iona. the Hoard of I'u'dk Work* ' e, tad tti» y are 
hrrcf'j »uinori/.ed to ivce t«o bun-r> dand fifty 
t>ond» i f ihe detiorniuation of one thousand dol- 
lars eich. 'o be <at» d July lrU and payable 
in Nt-w York tw< ntv five y«ar« aft» r the r*aie 
thereof, with coupons for Interest at lb' rate ol 
■ei • ■ per crntuoj per annu'n. payable semi anon 
ally la N*w Vol; the aiid rx-nds to bei» ueo in 
conformity wi h the provisions o« an irt of the 
General « fsetsMy of the "»'ateof 1 liuoie. approv- 
ed Fe*>. 15th. Km. and en'itled "An ac* to amend 
an set en'tl'ed an act to reduce the ch»rte r of the 
c'ty of Chic *{*-•), and tbe severa sets bin end ••lory 
th^r. or. into one n'' t, »nd lo revUe the same, ap- 
proved FeN. 13th, 1S63." 

Also, 

Of trie frame Commi'tee to whom was referred 
bn oroinan e authorizing 'be issue o: twt-ntv-flve 
scrtoo construction noons for the *-rect'on of new 
8< h joI riui'diofs. eu'>ujititd tu^ draft of an ordi- 
nance on tb.it subject, »hicb «a? 

K-ferrrd to the Counsel to the Corporation and 
Citv Attorney. 

Also, 

Of the same Committee, submitted, the for.ow- 
in^ r-port, *r,;ch ordered to be 

Lad uv e r and pu' listed. 
To the Mj>oram Aicermen of the City of Chi- 
cago, in Common Counci 1 assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was re- 
forre<i the co ■ munication of the Bo-ra ©f Public 
Works cotc-rnin^ the bi'l of ttie Chicago Un>on. 
iorpr.rtine advertisements, lie, bavins had the 
s-m- nndi r adviet-ment, b<-g leave to report that 
tiny su'mrted said commuuiea'ion and hi 1 to 
the*. orporaf.cn i ounsel for his opinion, whieo 
v« is ^ivtn >n writing, and is hereto afuched snd 
m-dde a p^rt of this report, ana for f be reasons 
there n given, your Committee would report ed 
verse. y to the prayer of '(he petition. 

Al. of *b.ich is xe s pe.-tfu ly suorxitted. 

L. L Bond. ) Committee 

L'HAHLE: C P n old ex. - on 
Chas. G Wiceleb. I Finance. 

Office cf Cottssel to Cobpobattoi?, * 
leicago, May I5tb, 1365. f 
To Finance Commi'tee: 

Ge-ntlzhe>— The aceoun* ot the '* Chicago 
Union kgamsl the Bca-d o; Public Works, i r 
adv- rtismg ss:-essment nolice- irons Ms* Is*. 1864, 
to uc t. ISiD, 1S64. reierrta by your Committee to 
me. to _ive my opinion as to wr.e'rter the city is 
jia >if toerefor, has oetn duly cjnsidered. 

I urn of the opmion tt %c;ty is no* jeg:ily liable 
to pay said account. ;or the following; reason 7 : 

1. Because, during raid perior". the " cn^caso 
T ■;" w*s the corporation ie*spper, tnd such 
notices *y ihe cc ai ter (Sre Sec 13, Ch^p 7) were ! 
requireato ->e ptibisned m the corporation news- 
paper— acid, hy Lecesrsry imp'ication. in no other. 

i. Because ?aid r on^es v^renot, as I am in- 
formed. puM'shid in Siid Chicago R nion. either 
r-y ints antborirv of te Board olTPnblic Works or 
wi;h tbtir know]edt;e. 

3. Because the charter (see Sec 15. Art. 3^ on'y 
auinirlzes "the Common Council, in its discre- 
tion, o provide for the pnbhciticn or" its ordi- 
nances arid other p'Ocefdinss. or such pcrton of 
the eavae as it may tmtk pr.per, in some e ewspa- 
per printeo in tne Gerrran languat e. 

4 HeLce, ss tbese notices do no* c ?ire un^er 
the cescription of ••ordinances or other pro- 
cee 'incs.' 1 not even the Common Council or try 
officer "or the citj cou d cake it liable for such 
services. 

5. Because, as 1 learn, neither the Common 
Counci , or any officer of *he city, having appa- 
rent authority, ever authorized "or directed the | 



; publication of these notices in said Chicago 

All of wh'ch i* re»p- ctfully iabin!tt»d. 

Yours, Ac, 8. A. n.w. 

Tour »el to Corporation. 

RAILROADS. 

Aid. Talcott, of i ornniitte.- on Railroads, to 
whom hsd t»«en reorred toe jM-titioo of the 
" I'nion h'ock Yuri and Trai.stt CompanT" 'olav 
down a railroad track on Egsn avenue, reported 
flv^r^ely thereto. 

After a lec-g hened dfb^te. the rep/jrt wu 

Ac'ip'ed : and „rder*d to he p!a< ed on tile. 

Aid. Bond to»ed tbat the petition r« be al- 
lowed to w .thdrnw thr lr papv-rr. Cirried 

Aid. McRoy. r y permissi- n of the Council, pr«»- 
s-oted two rtP HNWtraMN a.M n*t the list named 
bi'.l. ne*-cd r»» a lanr** numi^r of property owner* 
on E?a»j sTenne. whl<h were 

Laid on tie ta^le 

A'd. n«'lden moved that the r'-onrt te pub 
licbed : ind demanded the ay>-s and noea. 

The motion *a« lost bv the fo 'owini: vote : 

Ayes— A'ds Barrett, Rafferty Bo'dea- 3. 

Xoes— Kntckerbo-ker. ("art-r. Wicker, McRoy, 
Wilrp»rtb. Kinn, Waxwork, tistch. Moore, Pri*- 
bee. Wood-id. Taicott. hixby. Bono. Huntley, 
GartfieM. Ilottinger, Lawgrn," Shackford, Wood- 
man, CI irk— 21. 

JTDICIABT. 

Aid. Knickerbocker, of Commi'tee on Judici'i- 
ry, to whoTi w->« referred the drafi of an ordi- 
nance to 3merd se;. 3 of orditsn e Ii?eneln? the 
peciiars of newtp«,perp, passed January xTth, 
I80B, rr ported in faroc of the r^fsage ot t-e«ame. 

Keport concurred n snd ordmanie pae«ed. 
An ordinal ce to amend sect^jn 3 of "ar. ordi- 
nanc- providme for tne licensing of p. dlar* ( f 
new-- papers." pise*d J<»nuar? 2?t^. A. I). 186*2: 
Br i» ordaineo by the Common Counn" ot the 
city of Chtcat o. That ; o much of said section 3 of 
the onHnance to whi h tbisis an amendment, as 
provide? that "■ very person so licensed stu 
wesr a Mack leather f'adce upon hi* hst or cap, 
with the word icersed anc tbe numVr of h s I • 
cense pbir'.y pa nted thereon, with white letter 4 
and ngnres'kt leas* one-ha t an inch in size.'' 
shall, frcm the cate of the passage of this amend- 
ment, read thus: "Every p-rson so licet sed, tnd 
nor it on?int: to the •Newsboy'-- AsscfCia'ion' of 
the city ot Lb'c-eo, sha'l wear a black leather 
badge upon b:'s ha* or cap. wi h the wi rci '1 cens- 
ed* and tee number of tis i-ense plainly painted 
ttereon, wi h wnite letters and figure? at least 
one-hilf inch m size. And every person btlotie- 
in? *o the 'News'* cy's AssociS'ion' of the said 
ci y. shall wear ■ wbi'e metal badge upon the left 
lapp«T of his coat. wi»h the words "Newsroy's As- 
sucation' and ihe number of his license plainly 
raised or engraved thereon, in letters and fig- 
ures." 

FP.ESTT5G. 

Aid. Eusseil of the Committee on ' Pri r ting who 
had been instruced to *:s.ertzin which of ihe 
German newspapers pub'ished in this city had 
tte kr t est cavy circulation, reported that the 
Staats Ze tung wes under these rtquire*r,ente en- 
titled to the ci y printixc m the German language 
tor t; e municipal year, 1S65. 

Report _ccet:ed sud c^EdLrrecl in. 

STREETS A>D ALLEYS 5. D. 

The Committee on Stree's and Altera S. D. to 
whom h>»d been referred an ordinance for the con- 
struction of a sidew lk on the east tide of Black- 
weil street, from Nireteenth street to Twentieth 
street, .reported in favor of its pa 5 sage. 

Report concurred in and ordinance passed hy 
ayes «nd noes as fo'lows : 

Ayes— Knickerbocker, Carter. Barret*. Wicker. 
McRny. Wiimarth, Sheridan, Kann. Wailwrrk, 
Har« h! Rarlerty. Frisbee. Wcodsro, Talcott, Hol- 
den, Btsby, Bond. RasseT, Gastfie'c. Hettinger, 
Ls«s n, S'hsckford, Woodman, Clark— 24. 

Aloermen Moore and Fnsbee were excused and 
retired. 

Also, 

ported in favor of the passage of an ordi- 



May 15 ] 



11 



[1365. 



nance for the construction of a sidewalk on the 
south side of Archer road, lrotn Deering street 
to the bridge across the south fork, 
i Report concurred in and ordinance pas c ed, "by 
ayes and nor s, as follows : 

Ayes— Knickerbocker, Carter, Barret 1 ", Wicker, 
McRoy, Wilmarth, Sbencao, KanD, Wallwork, 
Hatch. RatTerty, Woodard, Talcott, Holden, Bix 
hy, Bond, Russell. Gastrie'd, Hottinger, Lawson, 
Shackford, Wcoaman, Clark— 21. 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of the passage of an ordi 
nance for grading and planking Couch Place, be- 
tween We'ia and Franklin streets. 

ReDort concurred in and ordinance passed, by 
ayes and noes, as follows : 

Ayes— K lckerbocker, Carter, Barrett, Wicker, 
McRoy, Wilmar'h, Sheridan, Kann, Wail work, j 
Hatch, Raffer»y, Woodard, Ta.cott, Ho'dtn, Bix 
hy, Bond, Ra>sell, Gastfield, Hottinger, Lawson, 
Shackford, Woodman, Clark— 21 

Noes— ^one. 

Also, 

Reported in favor ot the passage of an ordi- 
nance for the construction oi a sidewalk on tue 
east sid> of Cottage Grove Avenue, from 22d 
street to 29th street. 

Report concurred in and ordinance passed, hy 
ayes and noes, as follows : 

Ayes— Knickerbocker, arter, Barrett, Wicker, 
McRoy, Wilmarth, Sheridan, Kaon, Wallwork, 
Hatch, RatTerty, Woodard, Talcott, Holden. Bix 
by, Bond, Rusiell, Huntley, GastfieiQ, Hottinger, 
Lawson, Sracklord, Woodford, Claris— 24. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of the passage of an ordinance 
for planking alleys in block 142, school section 
addition to Cmcago. Report concurred in a .d or 

omance passed by aves ana riots as lollows: 

Ayes — Ales. Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett. 
Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, Sheridan, Kann, Wall 
work, Ha>ch, RatTerty, Woodward, Talcott, Hol- 
den, Bixby, Bond, Russell, Huntley, Gastfield, 
Hottinger, Lawson, Shackford, Woodman, Clark, 
—24. 
Noes— None. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, W. D. 

The Committee on S .re^ts and Alleys. W. D., 
to whom had been referred an ordinance for pa 
ving with >k wooden biock pavement/ 1 West Ran 
dolph street, from Halsttd to West Water street, 
reported in favor of re-committing it to the Board 
of Public Works for a new es imate. 

Repor. accepted and concurred in. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of the passage of an ordinance 
for the extension of Walnut street east io Reuben 
street. 

Report concurred in and ordinance passed hy 
ayes and noes as follows : 

Ayes— Aids. Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, 
Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarto, Sheridan, Kann, 
WaUwork, Batch, RatTerty, Woodwird, Talcott. 
Holden, Rixby, Bond, Russell, Huntley, Ga»tfi t ld. 
Hottinger, Lawson, Shackford, Woodman, Clark. 
—24. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of the passage of an ordi- 
nance tor the construction of a side walk on the 
east side ot Carpenter street, from Lake street to 
Madison street. 

Report concurred in and ordnance passed hy 
ayes and noes as fol ows : 

Ayes— Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, Wicker, 
McRoy, Wnaiartb, Sheridan, Kann, Wallwork. 
Hatch, Rafferty, Woodard, talcott, Holden, Bix- 
by, bond, Russell, Huntley, Gastfield, Hottinger, 
Lawson, Snaciford, Woodman. Clark— 24, 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of ihe passage of an ordi- 
nance for the construction of a sidewa.k on the 
east side ot Throup street, from Adams street to 
Jackson street. 



Report conni'red in and ordinance passed by 
ayea at d noes as follows : 

Ayes— Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, Wickpr. 
McRoy, Wilmar'h, Sheridan, Kann. Walwork., 
Hatch, Raff-sr-y, Woodard, Talcott, Ho'den, Bix 
by, B )nd, Russe 1, Huntley, Gastfield, Hotdng?r, 
Lawson, sbackiord, Woodman, C ark— 24, 

Noes— None. 

A' so, 

Reported in favor ot the passage of an ordi- 
nance for the construction of a sidewalk on the 
north sioe of Park avenue, from Hoyne street to 
Leavit s'reet. 

Report • oncurred in and ordinance passed by 
ayes and noes as tollows : 

Ayes— Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, Wicker, 
McRoy, Wiimartta, Sheridan, Kaor, Wal*work, 
Hatch, RatTerty, Woodard, Talcott, Bixby, boon, 
Rus?ell, flunr'ey. Gastfield, Hottinger, Lawson, 
Shackford, Woodman, Clark— ii. 

JSoes— Holden — 1. 

Also, 

Reported in favor o' the passage of an ordi- 
nance for the construction of a sidewalk on tbe 
west sida of Oak'ey street from Lake street to 
276* feet south. 

Report concarred in, and ordinance passed by 
aye? and noes as foi ows : 

Ayts— Aid, Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, 
Wicker, McRoy, Wiioiarrb, Shericao, Kann, 
Wallwork, Hatch, Rifferty, Woodard, Talco't, 
Holden, Bixby, Bond, Russell, Huntley, Gastnelr, 
Hottinger, Lawson, Shackford, Woodnun, C!ark. 
—24. 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

Reported in favor o f an ordinance for tbe con- 
struction at a sidewalk on 'he north fide of We?t 
Jackson sfeet ircm Tnroop street to 137 feet 
sooth. 

Report concurred in and ordinance passed by 
ayes and noes as follows: 

Ayes— Aid. Kn ckerbocker, Carter, Barrett, 
Wicker, McRoy, Wi'marth, Sheridan, Kann, 
Wa lwork, Hatch, Raff rty, Woodard, Talcott, 
Holden, Bixby, Bono, Russet, Huntlev, Gastfield, 
Hottmger, Lawson, Shackford, Woodman, Ciark 
—24. 

Noes — None. 

Alo. Woodman, by permission of the Counci 1 , 
moved that the counsel to ihe corporation be in- 
structed to examine the charter, and report to the 
Council at its next meetine, whether it was neces- 
sary to take the yeas and na*s npoo each ordi- 
nance for puolic improvements sepa< ately . 

Tbe motion was cat tied. 

Tbe same commiree also reported in favor of 
the passage of an orditance for the construction 
of a s dewa'k on the east ^lde of Robey street 
from Madtson street to y66 feet nor'h. 

Report concurred in and ordinance passed by 
ayes and noes as follows : 

Ayes— A'd. Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, 
Wicker, McRov, Wilmar'h, Sheridan. Kann, Wal- 
work, Hatch, Raffirty, Woodard, Talcutt, Holden,. 
Bixby. Bond, Russell, Hant'.ey, Gastfield, Hottin- 
ger, Lawson, Shackford, Woodman, Clark— 24. 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

Reported in favcr of the passape of an ordmauce- 
for the construction of a sidewalk on the east -ide 
of Rose street fiom Chicago avenue to Cornell: 
street 

Report concurred in and ordinance passed bj. 
ayes and noes as follow* : 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Carter. Barrett,, 
Wicker, McRoy, Wilm=rth, Saeridan, Kann, Wall- 
work. Hatch, Rafferty, Woodard, Talcott, Uoiden,, 
Bixry, Bond, Rnsse , Huntley, Gastfield, Homa- 
ger, Lawson, Shackford, Woodman, Clark— 24. 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

Reported in favor ol th* passage of an ordinanee- 
for the conetrnction of a sidewalk on both s'des- 
of Rumsey str;et from Chicago avenue to Clarinda, 
street. 

Report concurred in and ordinance pas:ed bp 
ayes and noes as follows : 



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12 



A1J Knlck^rWker. Carter. Birretl. 
Wicker. McHot. Witoitrtb. Sherin an. Kan' . ^'ill 
work, Hatce, R>nVrt», Wo**Jard. Talro t, Holden, 
B'x'.y. li.»o<\ Ro!.»ell. Hot t rjr. (iaatfle d. U"ttln 
irrr. L*«»on, ^hackJcrd, U'oooann. C ark— M 
yon - None. 

tMCUL COMMITTM. 
Tre fp*c il committee »t%tD k ' Id charge the 
mar. r f tbe reTi^oD, ?n mitud their repor. 
*Lt h *M 

K irrred to ,h e Mayor. Comptroller, »ni Co-jd 
ael to tbe CorprntioD. 

YJ»CElJLaX EO C» BTMXEM. 

lit* Hocor the Mayor 'nnoonced tbst he had 
mad*- «fci f dlowitg appo1ntm«-i u» : 

Jo*epi Gray tod Ilr-nrr Smlt 1 ). nvmben of ihe 
Bo*rd of Gaardlaoa of the Reform Scbix>l. 

cieo'jfr E. Cooper. Poj c- Cor»rtb»e 

The aopontznen # were feveraliy rooflrmei. 

Aid. Barrett moved that 'he Qanefl co :cto the 
election of lD«peClor and Gaacer of Uqa. r*. Car 
rled. 

H-nry Petrie, Harry Deal, and J. M. Crawford, 
were pat id r uminar ioc . 

Tbe Cr*t ballot resulted *b fo lows : 

Hen'T Pftrie 5 

HiTT I>e,i If 

M Craw'ord 9 

John Bnchier 2 

Totil 26 



There betrr no choice, a aecond billot «u 
ordrrv*. «hich re+uited a* followa: 

Harry Deal 13 

J M. fraw'ord 9 

Henry Pe rie 2 

To'al 24 

And Harry l)-a'. bar dk ree*it>d a majority of 
all the rotea caif. w«g declared doly elected. 

A.d. Carter moved that the Coontl' now pro- 
reed to '•.rjlpntte the four daM»« of Srhcofln- 
fpec'ora by YO'e, as prodded by law. Carried. 

AM Carter mored 'h»» the Clerk nla<-e »h* 
name* of the * : x'eeb In*per'ora In a biliot bor, 
and that the ch<lr appoint aome one 'o draw th»m 
on: ; the flr«t foor 'O a*rre ^ne yeir; the aerond 
four to •trve two yean : the third fonr to *erre 
threr year* and the laat foor to (-erre foor year*. 

The char appplM*d officer Charlea Tnonicllft" to 
dravr the h*:'3'?. The following it* tb» refult : 

To *f^«on« year— Joeeph Bonne Id, D. Went- 
worth. I . St^-le, 9. «. Hay*. 

To firo y-a-t— E BUekman, M. W. Lea- 

nt?. C. W. H > deo. R. M. GailfiM. 

7b terre three ytarg— John H. Foiter, W. H. 
Rv^er. L Brentino. Georee C Clarke. 

To terwt fbm> ya-t — Dand Wal.b, H. Felaen- 
thal. A. W. T Lkhau. J. F Ballantyaie. 

And. rn motion o r A'd. Barretr. the fojirdl ad- 
joumtd. A. H. BOD MA>", City Clerk. 



REGULAR MEETING, 



Chicago, May 29, 1865. 



OFFICIAL REPORT. 



Chicago, May 29, 1865. 
Present— His Honor, Mayer Ric -, and Aldermen 
Gage, Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, Barrett, 
Wicker, Mcttoy, W^lm^rta, Sberidan, Kano, 
Wa'lvtork, Hatch., Sherwin, Mnore, Rafi'erty, 
Fri3oee, Woodard, Talcolt, HoMen. Bixhy, 
Bond, Rassei, Huntley, GastQeid, Fr nz<-n, 
Pruudf'00% Ho f tirger, Rub., Lawson, Shackford, 
Woodman and Clar*,, 

MIKTJTES. 

The minutes of tbe proceedings of the preced- 
ing meetng were partially lead, and approved 
■without further leading. 

PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS, 

The Clprk read the following veto message 
from His Honor, the Mayor : 

Mayor's Office, Chicrg % May 16, 1865. 

Jo the Aide/ men of the city oj Chicago, in com- 
mon Council assembled : 

Genikmen of the Common Council. I am truly 
sorry to put my judgment in opposition to any act 
passed by your " honorable budy," but i am con- 
sumed by my underttandinR of duty to return 
the resolution uassed by you on the 8th d*y of 
May, 1S65, authorizing the offering of the job 
printing of the city of Chicago to public compeii- 
tion, and to be given to tbe best bidder, at the 
same time excluding one pa-ty named trom pub- 
lic competi'ion. I consider the resolution as 
passed moralb and legally wrong, and return it to 
you without my approval. 

, Very respectfully, 

J. B, Rice, Mayor. 

Aid. Hoi den moved that the vote taken st the 
last meeting of the Council, by which the a Dove 
mentioned resolution was passed, be recon- 
Biaered. Carried. 

A communication was received from the Board 
of Education, announcing tha* C. C. Chase had 
been elected School Aeen' at a salary of $3v0 per 
annum. 

The appointment was confirmed. 

The Clerk presented the official bond of C. C. 
Chase, School Asent, which on motion of A!d. 
Gaee, was 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

A communication was received from the Board 
of Educatioo announcing that J- L. Pickard had 
been eleced Superintenoent of Puolic Schools, at 
sn annual salary of $3 000. 

A d. Woodard moved to refer it to Committee 
on Schools, Carried. 

A communication was received from the City 



Comptroller enclosing sundry bills for expenses 
incurred for 'he funeral onsequies of ttte President 
of tbe United State-. 

A'd, Bond moved to refer to Committee on Fi- 
nance wi'h power to act. 

The motion was lost. 

Aid. G->ge moved that it bfe referred to Commit- 
tee on Finance. Carried. 

Aid. Woooatd moved that all similar bOls V>e 
referred to Committee on Finance by the Clerk. 
Carrie^. 

The Board of Public Works presented anda«ked 
for the confirmation of an assessment roil for 
curbing, filling and paving with " woiden-block 
pavement," vtfol.;ott stre&t, from Kinzu street to 
Michigan street. 

The assessment roll was confirmed bv tbe pas- 
sage of the usual order of confirmation attitcned 
thereto. 

Petition of Bernard Smith, for a free liquor ii- 
cense, wa3 3 on motion of Aid. Bond, laid on the 
table. 

Petition of 8. S. Bause, for remission of a fine 
imposed for disorderly coaduc", was, 00 motion 
of aid. Gage, reserred to Committee on Finance, 
wrb power to act. 

Petition of tbe officers of tbe Home of the 
Friendless, asking to oe relieved lrom the assess- 
ment for paving Wabash avenu*, was rtferiea to 
Committee on Local Assessments. 

The Chair announced that Cnief Marshal Hough, 
had extended au invitation to the Common Coun- 
c 1 to attend the inauguration of the Northwestern 
Sanitary Fair on Tuesday, May 30. 

On motion of Aid. Bund, tbe invitation was ac- 
cepted. 

i'he Clerk presented the omc'al bonds of George 
E. Cooper, Police ■ onstage, and Louis Herbsr, 
Constable of the 14th Ward. 

The bonds Were severally approved. 

A communication from tbe cVy Clerk, askm' 
for the passage of an order authorizing him to 
procure tae printing of sixty-nine eopi-s of the 
proceedings of toe Council on "May 3d, 1865, 

Referred io Commi tee on Printing. 

Petitions of Edward A Rucker, TriOTias AVeu 
and Ricaard Allen, concerning wharfice privi- 
leges in front of part of lot 1, block 13, O. T. of 
Chicago. 

Referred to Committee on Wharfiog Privil- 
eges, 

Aid. Woodman moved that the Counsel to tne 
Corporation be a^dedto the committee on that 
subject. Uarried. 

Petition of Patrir k Carmody for remission of 
fine imposed for selling liquor without a license. 

Aid. Holden moved that it be referred to the 
Mayor with power to act. 



.May -i'J.\ 



I1SC5. 



Aid. Woodman demanded the ay»-8 one! noes. 
The motion j>r« v ut> d i«y th ■ :u lowiug vote : 
zlv**— CJa^e, Knickerbocker, Sbimp. Caner, 
Hirr. it. \V:rk-r, M Roy, Wlmarth, Sherltl .n, 
Kant). Mall-n'k, lla'cb, Shcrw ti, Moore, UaflVr- 
ty. Kr . WouiUni, ilolden, Bixby, B ud, Ro* 
M il, limit <•>, «i,nifii-ld. Frunzeu, Pr'oudloot, Hot- 
tinker, Rub, Lu*.-ou, Sbm ki'jrd, Woucman, Clark 
-31 

Nrw-Talcott— 1. 

Petltlou t.f puudry citizens for the. removal of I 
►o.p factory located on Michigan street, wis, ou 
ni.nioti of Al t. lloloeu, 

Heit rn rl to !••«• Health Ofllccr. 

Feti ion o< Ji'.ucH «'lclacd for re'urn of itree*. tax 
alu't'cd to have been illegally collected, 

R-ferred In OODDIItM on Ktnmce. 

Pe'ifioL o; Lew e SheU* for license to sell den- 
tifrice, 

i; I'rrtd to CotnolttM OB Licenses. 

Petition Of Ohir'.ea R. Has. am for free license 
topedd'o i>L«>pjpers, 

Ks erred o < ouiiittee on Licenses. 

Petition ofcuiz-na fur platkinu' alley in Block 
•-7. School Sec. Ado. to Chicago, and 

Petition of citizen* fur the construction of n 
tloewu'k on lyler trtrei t between Robey and 
Uoj it rtfi tts, *.»re 

Referred to the board of Pu'lic Works. 

Petition of Laurence «Lurpt?y for free licence ta 
pfole, 

Re'erreri to Comr^ittee on Licenses. 

Aid. Ta'cott movea mat Charles R. Haslam be 
blloweo to wt'hdruw his petition. Carried. 

Petition rd Wm. Vocke, Clerk of the Police 
Court, praying that hts sa.ary be fixed at il,5uU 
per antum. 

Reierrcc to Committee on Finance. 

Pert on of 1 -rence O'Brien for rebate of taxes 
for tie year; ;5G3 and 1S64, 

Referred to Commute- on Finance. 

Peril inn of Andrew Wtmple, City Sealer, pray- 
ing lor the passage of an ordinance in relaiion to 
the s< a'lD2 o: weight* and measures. 

Referred t ) Committee nn Judiciary. 

Petition of Mary P. Wilson and Mrs. Sterling, 
asking demises fox loss by lir^, occasioned by tke 
inefficiency of the Water Works, 

Referred to tbe Boird ot Public Works. 

Petition oJ citizens fur opening an a ley between 
Wil ism aid Henry streets, lrooi Blae Islana 
Av^-nne toTbroop street. 

R^lerred ro the Board of Pabli"; Work?. 

Petition of d . H. McYick-r and others, for re- 
duction of grou: d' rents of school property, 

Referred to Comm tte^ on Schooss. 

Aid. Holcen, permission of the Council, in- 
troduced tae following resolution : 

Esolred, To a* a 1 proceedings to enforce tae 
collection of gr^urd rente due the city, fro n 
hold°re of lease- in Block one hundred and forrv- 
two, S hool Sect'ou Addition, be suspended unti: 
final action is nuo upon the petition to reduce t ! ae 
ground rents, an 1 that no penalties or forieirares 
shall accrue '0 lease-holdeis, during tt.i= suspen- 
sion. 

Aid. Woodman moved that the resolution be 
adopted. Carr'ed. 

Petition of Charles Unders'ein, for a free pee- 
ler"? lictu e, was, on motion of Aid. Talcott, re- 
ferred to Coaixa t..ee on Licenses, 'with power to 
act. 

Petition of T. Pardee, asking for the lease cf a 
portion of Wells s'reet aojoining the bridge, re- 
ferred to tne Roarc of Public Works. 

Communication From Hon. JulUn S. Ramsey, 
asking the Council to reimburse him certain legal 
expanses n-urred by aim in a suit v*hich resulted 
from a prosecution of hi- duty as ilayor of the 
c ty. A d. Shackt'ord moved that tbe matter be 
referred to Committee on Fixance. Carried. 

On mouon ol Aid. Holden, toe Counsel to tbe 
C'>rpor3Tii>Q was added to the Committee on Fi- 
nan. ^, on tnat sa'rjec^. 

A rumtaonicitioQ from Aid. C, C. P. Holden, of 
ihd 1e7.:b W,r?, a.-kiDg thdt a soecial committee 
>e sppou-ted t.j ex;m 5 ne 'be ordinance m relation 
10 tbe issuing of conds for tne construction of a 



tnnrr 1 ntider ashlogton street ; nn'i If the same 
► hall be UMftflewnt to JUi-My tbe Bosrd of Pub"c 
Works In 'trtnnv tte tontrac that thev vbtll re- 
l orl ihi rdnfl ' t I more perfBlit oruiujnce, wa« 
on ".<<i on ot Aid. Ho d' n 

Refer rt d t > Coooturue on J U'!ic : -ry, together 
wan the Counsel to the L'oroorai.iou. 

UMW OP OFFIOKBS. 

The CouD»e] to the Corporatu n, in acordance 
wi'b a vote had a' t'.c htt mei;tlu;, hU'-mit'e 1 tne. 
written optElo r on tbe panject ot pibdnv ordl 
nance? id bniic wi boar taking tee y^as and nays 
up n oa- h one M'pur .t-ly. Br fare It m bit «pm- 
ion tb^t the Couccil bad n<.t im pow.-r to co to, 
under ihe charter. 

Tne report was accepted and ordered to Ve 
p'ueed on tile. 

The Board of Public Work- aubmifed sundry 
report- utin ordiu,.nces tor Un-c u-'r uction of Hide 
wa.ks In tbe lol'owirjg utm- d locil tiee : 

On north sl'-e of Morgan street, fr.)^: J ^ck- »n 
etree' to Van P.uren str< ot ; 

On fe *ast side of Le9v.'t ;tre t, from Mad.eon 
stT'et 'o Like eirett; 

On the s.'.uth side of Bunker . tree?, fro-n ./efTer- 
son street to Desp atnts str-et ; 

On tbe weit sine of Desp rines strce*, from 
Twelfth strtet to DeKoven street : 

On tbe north side of Twelfth stree*, from De-- 
plaines street to Ha'st^d stre I ; whi-h w^r-; 

Referred 'o the Committer on str t et: ai.d alley?. 
W. D. 

AlSO, 

Submitted or-irisncee for the cor structio? of 
sidewa ks as follows : 

0-t the west Bide of Halet^d :-treet, from Willow 
to Centre street ; ana 

On tne south -ide of Division str^- * fro?] Wol- 
con str-et to the E. lin-^ of lot 2 of X, i B:ock 1, 
eec 33, 39, 14; wh'ca were 

Referred to Committee ou Sire-ts and AWevs 
N. D. 

Also, 

Subrcitted an ordinarjc- km the construrt'on of 
private crams in Woicott and other street in the 
ZSorth Division. 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys 
XD. 

Also, 

Submitted an ordinance for p' atKir g part of 
Court P ace in 8:ock 31 O. T. of Chica^ o. 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys 
S. D. 

Also, 

Submitted, tn ordinate? for pavin? parT cf Had- 
'"uck Place in Block 8 Fort Dearborn Additioa to 
Chicago. 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys 
S. D. 

Also, 

Submitted, an ordinance for *he construction of 
a sidewalk on tne norti side of 31-t s'reet, from 
Cortase Grove avenue to the I. 0. R. R 'rack. 

Referred to Coxmit'ee on Streets and Alleys, 
S. D. 

Also, 

Submitted, sn ordinance for pav^s West Ran- 
dolph street with wooden- 1 lock pavement," 
fr;m Haisred 'treet to West Water stre-: 1 . 

Referred to Committee cn Streets and Alleys, 
W. D. 

AT 50, 

Sa v mitted, an ordinance for establishing cock 
lines and dredsir-g the Chicago River between 
Monroe ar<d Madison streets. 

Eeferred to Committee on Harbor snd Bridees. 

Also, 

Submifed an ordinance antborizin? tbe issue 
and sa'e of one hundred and fifcy sewerige bonds 
of §1.000 each. 

Refeired to Committee on Finsmce. 



May 29,] 



o 



REPORTS OF S V aS'DI S <G 00 MM I ? CEES. i 

FINANCE. 

A'd. Rr-nrl, of ConiraU'cp on Kluar.cc, to wnom I 
ha<l Ven referred a couamu>i ; cin n from ihe Boa'O I 
of f£duc .tion, as King for th~ pa-saee of an ordi- ; 
moce auiboriziny th-. >9sn- tart tile of twenty-five 
" >ciioo! Cwtsriuctio- 1 Boers. 1 ' -ubmirten the 
".rat' or sn ord;na( ce on ib ;t &u* ject ; and recom- 
uipi.dhjd ita passage. 

Aid- Fluot.'ey movei to amend tbe ordinance by 
ins* rtiug a clause direcwi^ the money thus ap- 
propriated to ne expended, as far as need be, m 
school district No. 12. 

Aid. Ho "'den moved to Hy tbe amendment on 
the TaVje. 

Af*er a lengthened debate Aid. Hartley vfitb- 
drew his amendment ; whereupon 

A\-j. Holden moved toe adoption of the report 
auo pass^o of tbe ordinate, and demanded the 
a*" s and noes, 
"The ordinance was pa-^eo by the following vote: 

A>i-s — Gii;?-', Knickerbocker, Shiaip, Carter, j 
Barre't, Wicker, McEby, Wi'martb, Sheridan, I 
Ka'jn. Wall work, flat ••:,Sh.-:rw!n, Moore. Rafferty, 1 
Frishee, Wood; id, IV.cou, Hmaen, Bix!-.y, Bond, i 
Russell, Hnntlev, Gastfield, Fr-;nz-;n, Proudibot, 
tictt-nyer, Rub, Lawson, Sbackfora, Goodman, 
Cl^rk— 32 

Noes— None 

An Or-nnaoce authorizing 'he i?sue of "School 
Construction Bond?." 

a* it orda'ned by the Common Council of the City 
o.T Chicago : 

Sect. I. * That for th^ purpose of erecting new 
buildings for tbe accommon ition ol the rchools, 
tne Mayor and couipcroljer are authorized end 
emoowered to issue twenty-five r>onds of the de- 
t'om^i'ioa of one thousand dollars, each to be 
dated July 1st, 5863, and pivabieln tht city of New 
York twenty years after tbe date tbereof, wi h 
coupons for interest at tne rate of Ftven (7) per 
cenc o-r a:num, payable ee ii-annually in said 
city of New York 

Said bonds to bs issued tn conformity with sec- 
tion thiry one of tue amendments to tbe charter 
of tbe cily of Chicisrc, approv;d F^b, I5tb, 1885. 
Also, 

Of the same commi'tee, submitted a report con- 
cerning gundry matters which bad been referred 
to the committee of the nrevions Council, but 
so adjusted subsequently as to require no action 
of the Council. 
Reporc accepted and ordered to be placed on file. 
Also, 

Of the same committee, to wbom had been re- 
ferred sundry bills for election expenses, reported 
m favor of allowing ?4S 00 to eaco election dis- 
trict, exclufcive of room rent, which should be 
fixed at £5 for the whole time occupied, 

Af<er a lengthened debate, Aid. flolden moved 
that tae report (»e recommitted. Further dscus- 
sion ensued, which was participated in ny Aids. 
Gsse, Barrett, Ta;cott, Rafferty, Holden, Bond 
and others. 

Aid. Woodman moved tbat all the cmendment? 
wbicn had been offered be laid on the table. Car- 
ried. 

Aid. Rafferty moved to amend the report by fix- 
ing the room rent at |3 per day. 

Alo. Woodman moved to lay the amendment on 
the *abie. 

Aid. Rafferty demanded tbe ayes and noes: 

The motion prevailed by the following vote . 

Ayes — Gaae, Sbimp, Carter, Wicker, Wood- 
ard, Talcott, Bond, Ru°seH, Huntley, Gast- 
fieid, Franzen, Prouafoct, Hottinger, Rah, Law- 
son, Shacktord. Woodman, Clark— 18 

Noes— Knickerbocker, Barrett, McRoy, Wil- 
m-irth. Sheridan, Kann. Waliwork, Hatch, 
Sberwin, Mocre, Rafferty, Frisbee, Holden, BLxby 
— 14, 

Aid. Barrett moved to am?nd by fixing tbe room 
rent in the Second district of the Tbird Ward at 
§3 per day. 

Aid. Gage moved to lay the amendment on the 
table. 

Aid. Barrett demanded the ayes ami noes. 

The motion was carried by the following vote : 



Ayns — Gage, Knickerbocker, Slump, Carter, 
Wi.ker, Sheridan, Kann, W?ilwork, Hate!?, 
Skerwin, Moore, Woodard, 1*de©tt, Ho den, 
Bis***, Bond, Russell, Huntley, Gasifie d, Proun = 
Inot, Hortmeer, Rub, Law-on* Shtck'ord, Wood- 
man, lark — 26. 

Not s— Barrett, BffcBoy, Wilmartb, Riffer'y, 
Fr»ff*>e*, Franzen— 6. 

Aid. Woodman moved to concur la tbe report, 
snd demandel tbe ayes and noes, 

The motion pr-vnien by the fo'low ne: vote : 

Ayes — Gage. Knickerbocker, Shi^np, Carter, 
Wicker, Sheridan, Kano, Waiiworlj, flatcb, Sber- 
win, Moore. Frisbee, Woooard, Talcott, Hoideti, 
Bixoy. Bond, Russell, Huntley, Gj^tfle'd, Fian- 
zen, Proucffoot, Hottinger, Ruh, Lawson, ShacK- 
ford, Woodman, Clark-28, 

Noes— Biirett, Wdmartb, McRoy, E ifferty — 4. 
Also, 

Of tbe sane Commntae, to whom bad been refer- 
red a communication frtm the (jt-ief Fire Marshal, 
recommscdint?- the payment of Fuodrv wills inci- 
dent to the sickness and ctecea e of Martin Ooilird, 
a fireman, repor-ed in fivor of paying the same, 
to the amount of SlSO. 

Ala. Hoiden moved to concur is the report, and 
cal'ed iorth^ ayes ana noes. 

The motion prevailed by ihe fol'owirg vot-i : 

Ayes— Gage, Knickerbocker, Stamp, Carter, 
Barrett, Wicker, McRoy, vVilmarth. Shendas, 
Kann, Waliwork, Hatch, Sherwin, Moore, Raffer- 
ty, Frisbe^, Woodard, Talcott, Holden, Bixbs 
Bond, Russell, Huntlev, Gastfieid, Franzen, 
Proucfoot, Hottineer, Rcih, Laweon, Shackfora, 
Woodman, Clark— 32. 

Noes— None. 

AlS0, 

Of the eame Committee, reported adversely to the 
claim of A. H. Black*)! lor damages occasioned 
by t^je fa 1 ! of his horse into the river, 
R-.port accepted and concurred m. 

Also, 

Of the same Committee, reported aoversely to tbe 
petition o! Charles Muellr t lor remission cf excess 
of taxes alleged to have been collected. 
Report accepted and concurred in. 

Also, 

Of tbe same committee reported adversely to re- 
funding special assessment, for l*mp pos'S on 
Monroe street to Arnold Green and others. 
Report accepted and concurred in. 

Also, 

Of the same committee reported adversely to 
the petition of P. Duagan to correct certain al- 
leged errors in the payment of his wages as bridge 
tender. 

Report accepted and concurred in. 

Also, 

Of tbe same committee reported adversely to the 
petition of Wallace Carter, askma for increase in 
price m his sewer contracts. 
Report accepted and concurred in. 

A 1 so, 

Of the sarce committee reported acversely to 
the pention of Angeline Towne for reimburse- 
ment of certain expenses in~ident o the sssauit 
upon her son by one Richard Milts. 
Report accepteu an! concurred in. 

Also, 

Of the same committee reported in Ovor of remit- 
ting the fine of John Tawler amounting to $21s00. 

Aid. Hclden moved to concur in the aeport; 
and demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote: 

Ayes — Gage, Knickei-oocker, Shittp, Carter, 
Barrett, Wicktr, McRoy, Wilmarth, Sheridan, 
Kann, Waliwork, Hatch, S herein, Moore, 
Rafferty, Frisbee, Woodard, Talcott, Holden, 
Bixby, Bond, Huss*! 1 , Huutlev, Gastneld, 
Franzen, Proudfoot, Hottmger, Ruh, Lawson, 
Shacktor H , Woodman, Clark.— 32. 

Noes. — None. 

Al?o, 

Submitted tbe following report wbic'o, on motion 
of Aid. Woodman was otdered to be 
Laid over and published. 



4 



I' I MiS. 



Tn tint Minor mkI Aiders < u of Wu- city of Chi- 
rML'i», Hi (iii)iuo(i ( 'oiinc.il iiv-ciri riled : 

You- Co • " itfewt ' on Piundoh, to wboo&WM re- 
farfnd t i pi t. t on nl A. Ilnrviu, 'nte ' l'.v IH .i- 
ii re r, fur n m-it'itn oil of In- uCCOnU'*, btTIDfl bid 
ill' ■ .iiii>' um i r iiilvipi m> i.t, hi !. lc ivo 'i> ri'pnrt 

In favor of i rrattea the priftroi tb« petitioner 

null nciiiniin ml ihc p;ih.«a v if Mm: lol owing 
urcer : 

<) dftd, Vhittho i!itv '"dp Dtro'lcr be in d l» 
hereby nnthonted in settle tbeao ounti ol a 
11 irvey, bitr (.'My Tr^i'iin r, in nccnrduiiT wild 
ibe offer Mid prn>cr of ill-; p. 1 1 Lion htr«:to at- 
i, ch« o. 

Kivpi clfulty Bonml'tfd. 

lkabmS^ p. holbbk, tSSSff!IS!2 

uiiAULis, <.. wiokku, f '^Finance. 

Also, 

or hvt cotnmitt+e reported adversely to 
tb.« petit oil of Hark Clifford Mr Increased pay for 
sloi i (.opinion West Suits reservoir. 

Also, * 

Of the f-nni «■ commute* reported adversely to the 
pttitn.ii oI'M. uoDcrinitt, Oty Surveyor, f.ir pay- 
mi 1 1 ofanlary from the time when he wa« legis- 
lated out of office w tlj tbo expiration of the lejm 
for which in-, was elect) a. 

Report accepted ana concurred In. 

A'BO, 

Of the tame committee to whom had been re- 
terreo tbfc pett'.ou of Cutting and McCle'land m 
relation to certain disuL»n-enjenta between them 
hi>d Bojrd of Public Wori>8 in relation to the 
t<-rms ol a ft-r'ain contract for bricks, reported 
ttut the matter wts already in litigation and no 
act'ou v/'is Deceeearf, 

Report acceottd and concurred in. 

Also, 

Of the 81TDP cooomittee, to whom hid been re- 
ferred The pt-ttion of D. L. De <io yer, askm? 
'hat th n . rebate ot assessment for pavin? west 
Lak 3 stree' * tiou d be pud to him, reported that 
thrt Council had no power to eraiit the prayer. 

Report, accepted and concurred in. 

Also, 

Of the same committt e, reported adversely to 
the petition :f Gile & Evan, tor mexesse of pay 
for biokcn stone lurn'.shea the city for Milwaukee 
avet>ue. 

Report accepted and concurred in. 

AlSO, 

Of the s&me committee, reported adversely to 
the petition of Cuitine <& McCieiland lor increase 
ot price of bricks heretofore furnished to the 
Board of Public Works. 

Report acctpti-d and concurred in. 

The Chair, by permission of the Council, an- 
nounced 'hat, m conformity wlttt the rtqu°stof 
several cit zeusof the Firth Ward, he would com 
ina'e Caspar Gennse a : Special Constable lor that 
Ward . 

Ala. Kanu, of tbe Fifth Ward, stated that the 
present lucu'ob? r>t of the office of Constable for 
lhe F itb Ward, elected by it>e people at tbe last 
i! unicioal tlecnot*, h?d signified bif it tent' on not 
to serve as i-uch ; and asked that tbe appointment 
of Casper G-bring oe confirmed. 

The appointment was th«n confirmed. 

RAILROADS. 

j&ld. Talcott, of Committee on Railroads, sub- 
mitted the following report : 
To tha Mayor and Alderman of tbe City of Chi- 
cieo, 10 corxmon Counc 1 *s 'enabled : 
Your Commit'ee on Railroads, to wborn was re- 
ferred an Ordinance to rromota the construction 
of a r*iiway to tne State Fair Grounds, baviDg 
had the c jtire uuder aovisement, beg .'eave to re- 
port that your Committee bave eivi 3 n the Ordi- 
nance tteir care'ul at'ention, and would recom- 
mend taat so much of section 1 oi said Ordinance 
a* atks tbe r gbt 1o use the Clevtland pattern 
rail sbouid be granted, provided that the t-am of 
said rail shall not be less than three inches in 
width. 

Section 1 of said Ordinance— you: committee 



report ad v rite U> inar.tlng ibe ilclits atnl pnvi>- 
1 1) i n- i> i •»" ed. 
Alt of which In rrr pcctfully Bubrnilti d 

M Talcott. 

"ami,. Mo Rot, 

JOBBPfl BBMIWXVt 
An Ord'niiirr in promote the cooetrUOtiOO Of a 
It n'wuv to the tStuti: Kair (irouurr. 

Skction 1. H' it. o'dan.d by the I'ommou 
OounoU (if the oUyo^ Ghlcauo, Taut La cro«rto 

afford iDCreaatd imhj co'iipelcnt fanlli.i. f ior go- 
\ i y in mid from >oe pnblic fn-r groaoda In in., 
lonthi rn tabarbi o( * hi oity, perruiMiooj aaibor* 

|l| '»iid consent fie and the i*aiu.- are bereoj glveij 
i nd /Tan'iMi auto l i e OblCaffO 'Mtv Itai wjy i.'oni 

]>uuy to 'ay duwa n« traeki on State vtree and lu- 

(Jiuiui avenu'-, hi »ald city, BntburiZtrd ' V luw |0 
to do, liy uhh g he j)Mtu*rn of iail therefur knowu 
if ih« Ujevelaud • y Pattern, :\< d oi-iul- ih<- hH'iie 

t*" eutly u-» () ami approver ov L'be Chicago VTeat 
Dlvltioa R*ii«uy uouipai-y; provided^ however, 

tb >t all huch ruilf. | ball be lal . withui four moutha 

iron tbe pamflge ticfeof. 

pec. 2. Thai tbe i-^id Chicago Citv Rail 'ay Corn- 
pan; Bbdll be authorized 10 CO'leCt a' d receive art 

fare lor fcacb paaaescei conveyed by it, for any 
ancb po r l c fjiir, the sum of ten cent*, to fie car- 
ried incirs prop^riy Of Bttrnfi'cd and in irked a 
beiDK used ior thut purpose. But notblog herein 
cottaimd f-iai In auy man tie j operate it b« 
oef-KLeo to authorise K aid <;omp iny t advance its 
rite of 'ar^ above five cents, except as herein 
above specified. 

aid. Oace ufi'erid tbe fallowing as a eudstuuto 
for the repr-rt : 

Aa Ordinau e to promote the coDbtiuction of 
Eorte Railway e tu the Pub i . Fair-. 
Sec. 1. lit 'd oi daintdby the Common Couwil 
of the <hty of Chicago* Th>t in order to afford in 
creasi d and 'compi-tt-ut facilities for g'dng to aod 
from the publi' lair grout d* in tbfc sou'n- rn sub- 
urbs ot 6m u city, tbe Chicago C ty Railway 18 
hereby feutbrrized to use in extending its rail- 
ways on Indiana Av-nue and State street, id tatd 
city, the pa'ttrn of rail th-relcir known a' the 
C'e'vel»nd City P^t'ern, all *vhn:h r.i.n to be so 
used on said streets to hive a tram of not less than 
lhree i< ct^* in widtb, and to 1 e l^id within three 
months from ibe p^s 'dge hereof. 

2 Tnat tbe Bald Chicago Ci'y Railway Company 
shall be authorized to collect and receive as fare 
tor eich passenger conveyed by it for any such 
fair, tbe sum oi ten cents. Tbe car- actually us- d 
for the purpose a'oies^id, and th,se only, shall be 
properly designated, but shell no be so appropri- 
ated as to interfere with tee ordinary stri-.et trav- 
el, and the carriaae thereof, nor sbah anything 
herein con'amea be deemeo to authorize said 
Company to coarge a 'am exceedioc five cents aa 
to any other passengers tian those carried for 
said fairs 

Alter a lengthened debate, Aid. Shackford 
ujovtd tbat tne report submitted by Aloejroan 
T-jIcou he laic! over and ordered pu*>uehea, 

Tae motion prevailed. 

On mo'ion of Aid. Raffertv, the substitute of- 
fered by Aid Gage was also ordered to be 
La a over an i published. 

HARBGB AND BRIDGES. 

Aid. Ilo'rlen, of Commit'ee on aar^or and 
Bridge=, reported m favor of the pis-age of an 
orc'io.mcp ior estih.ishing duck- ines, »?nd dredg- 
ing tne river between S'aie and Rasa 'tree's 
brliifes, wbich, on motion of Aid, Woodman, was 
ordered to be 

Laid over and pub'i s hed« 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Ch'ca- 

oo, in Common Council A*$emblei : 

Your Cocamir/ee ow Harbor snd Bridges, to 
wbom was referred tbe rommun'cation of the 
Bosrd of Public Works;, together with the ordi- 
nance to establish a dock liue betwera St^te s'reet 
and Ru^h s rreet bridge*, and improve tbe sam^, 
hiving bad toe saoe under adv secierjt, bfg l^ave 
to report : that they have examined the dork lice 
above referred to, snd find that a portion of it, 



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f specially tint part near Ru*h sti^et bridge, a* it 
now iH. ' i-. b^ very d^n^er^us 4 o our eh-pping m 
tercet, und deem nverv important that fctt-pa re 
at oik e taken to huve tbe s-ane remedied at tb« 
ear lest possible ^ay. Your Commit f,-e would 
therefore r^cow iinoue d the p^ssaeH of the ordinance 
as* reported by the Board of Public Work-. 

Chas C. P. Holden, I Comm)t r eeoa 
Stephen Rakkett, V Harbor ana 

ROBEKT I LARK, 1 Bi'ldceS 

Report and Ordnance for establishing docKluie 
and dredgsne South s'oe or Chicago ftiver at the 
locality therein tamea. 

To the Mayor and Aldeim*n of the City of Chica- 
go, in Common Council assembled : 
Tbe Board of public work* recommend to your 
honorable body, tout a p .rt ol th- oock line be- 
tween State street and Rash s reet bndg-es, be es- 
tar>>i-h*rd iu eccord^ne^ with the olat accompany- 
ing, ana that the river he dredged out to a depth 
ot twelve ( 2) feet r.-elow low water up to said 
line . 

The contemplated improvement is not asked for 
by tbe petition of tbe owners of a majority of the 
property to be assessed fur such improvement. 
It is deemed by tbe Boura an lwprovtmeBt ur- 
gency ne* ded, io oroer to mike conveoient and 
safe navigatioc between the bridges mimed. 

We herewith submit a plan of the contempla'ed 
improvement, and ao. estimate of tbe expen.ee 
thereof, accompanied with a proper ordinance di- 
recting the improvement. 

ESTIMATE OF EXPENSE. 

Damages f n r land to ^e taken $ 3,350 93 

Dreaginc ana de< p< - ning Chicago River, 4,100 72 
Cost of Proceedings, ssOO (X) 



Total estimate of expense £ 7,651 65 

Ordinance. 

Section 1. Beit ordained by t tie Common Covn- 
cil of the ity of Chicago , That tbe dock line of 
Clncago River, on the Souto hide thereof, be» 
tween tne points hir>-bjufter named, is established 
as loliows, viz: Said dock s-hai' commence at a 
poioton tbe Eastei ly boundary of lot seven (7), 
b'Ovk 1vvo (2) of Fort Dearborn Addition to Chica- 
go, eighty seven and one halt (87$) feet froru tbe 
Southeast corner of said lot, and snail run hence 
in a srraigh r iiue to a point distant one hunared 
and fitly (150) leet Noith from the South line of 
lot Jour (4), block three (3) ot said a^ditioa, meas- 
uring at right »»gles to s^id SoutD line of said tot, 
and distan. twenty two (22) IV et Weet of tbe East 
line of m\A lot, mea s uring at ri^ht ang'es to said 
East line, in accordance with the plan 
he etc annexed, and that 'he river in front of said 
flock line be dredged and deepeued to a aepth of 
twelve ( 2) feet below standard low water. 

S*c, 2. That an apprisal of the dam ees snd re- 
compense due to owners of tbe real estate necessa- 
ry to be Taken for said improvement be lorrbwitb 
ma e m accordance with the pro visions of tbe Re- 
vised Charier, aud the same be assessed, 'ogetber 
with the costs of proceedings, upon the re^l estate 
neea ed benefitv.d, in proportion us nearly as trjay 
be, to the ban. fit resulting to eaob separa e Jot or 
parcel; and to a*, the proci-eas of siid 'assessufem 
woe .i collected, be applied to the payment ot dace- 
asres awarded for the property apiropruted and 
the costs of ?a>d proweaioes, and the cost of said 
dredging aud deepening of toe river. 
Resp^cfU ly sol'mi't^d, 
J." Q. Gindele, ) Board of Pub ic Works 
Fred Letz, v of the 

O. J. Rose, \ City of Chicago; 
Chicago, March 20tb. 

Aldermen Wnllwotk, Halcb, Sher^io, Moore, 
Raffeny and Friabie were excused by the Council 
<a)<i rttireo. 

Aid. SLolden, of the last named Committee, also 
submit' ed a psrtiai report, embracing the written 
opimoa of the City Aloraey in re'af.ioi ?o the 
construction of a bridge at Adams street; and de- 
mandeo th*t V nrght be laid over ->»id pab.isbed ; 
woicb request was seconded by Aid, Bixby. 

Aid. Bond moved that the report be re-commit- 
ted . 



A d. Hol^fn remanded the «>yea an * noe*. 
The motion prevailed by ihe to Jowngvote: 

Ayt S— Grtee, Knickerbocker, Soiwp, '^rter. Bar- 
rett, Wi Jjer, McRoy, Wilm^rth, Shend^n, Kit^n, 
Wood*rd, Talco.c Bixi>y, Bond, Russell, Hunt- 
ley, Gastfield, Franzen, Priou'ifoot,Ho[nnacr,Rab, 
LawsoTj, Shsckfoid, Woodman, Oark—25. 

Noes— None, 

FIRE AND WATER 

Aid. Ouotiey, of th - Committ.-e on Fire and 
Wytsr, io whom aid been re/err- fl an ordimice 
to provide f^r the cate and management oi the 
police snd fire aHrrja. te'eeraph, reported in favor 
of the passage of th*3 orcmi-nce 

Alo. Bond moved :o amend the ord'rauceby 
striking out the words' und enjetul " in the 
crsi lines o^ sections 1 and 2 

The amet.daaexit was adopted. 

A'.d. Sfjeridan moved Ibatthe follow irg section 
be i ddtd 

- 4 bEC. 4. Tjis ordinance sha! 1 >>e in force and 
lak-- <-fl'ec( from and alter its passage a^tJ cue pub- 
lics t ion. 1 ' 

The amer>dir.ent was adopted. 

Aid. Bond mo^ed tbat Sec, 1 be so amended as 
to ii ake th.i penal sun not less 1 han $5", nor more 
tbaii$l()0j and that Sec. 2 be so amended as to 
make toe petal sucn not more than .$110. 

The ametoraents were adupfto. 

Aid. Bixtiv mover) to strike ou r the words "be, 
she or they occurring iu sections 1 and 3, and 
insert kk .-uch person or person*.''' Carried. 

Th^ ordin .ace, as amended, wag then passed in 
the S olio wine i'orm : 

Ats Or^inence 
To provide for the C ire and Management of the 
Police and Fire Telegraph. 

Section 1. Be it oidained by tbe M«yor and 
Council of Chicago: That should any person 
or persons k?Mj»)Qirly £r*ve, or cauee to be given, 
any false aluro? of fire by mean? of the telegraph 
box?? connected with the Polce *»nd Fire Alarm 
Telegrapn, such person or persons £bail be suo- 
joct ti» a tii e of not less than filty or more than 
one hundred dol ars, to be recovered as other 
flae* are recoverable. 

Sec. 2. And b u , it oidaineol : Tb^t. should any per- 
son or persons make,or cause to be made,any key, 
or keys, of anv fire engine, bose, truck house, or 
Fire Alarm Tele^rapo box, or use, or cause to be 
used, the fame, except tne Mayor, Board of Po- 
lice, Boarc of Public Works and Chief Fire Marshal, 
without the consent ot the proper authority, such 
pe/sou or persoos shall t>e subject to a fine of not 
more tban one hundred dollars, to be recovered 
as other fines are recoverable. 

Sec. 3. That all pLrsons whatsoever, except the 
duly authorized agents or officers of the Board of 
Police, are hereby forbidden to cut, or remove, or 
in any way alter or interfere with, any fire alarm, 
po ice, wa^er or other telegraph wire be.onging 
to tbe c'ty of Chicago; and any person violating 
this section sb^li be subject to a penalty of fl ft/ 
do iars> ; to be recovered as other fine^ for tbe vio- 
lu 'on tit" city ordinances are recovtrable 

Sec 4. Tni< ordia«nce shab r^e iu force and 
take effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

Also, 

Of the fame committee reported in f»vor oi 
grunting a fireman's diploma to John. McLean. 

Rsport accepted and concurred in. 

Atri. Shacklord moved t*ia r . tha Councu do 
now adjourn. 

A'd. {Jage moved, a* a substitute, that "be Coun- 
cil do now adjourn nnt'l Hi o'clock vn Monday 
evening, Jua«5th. 

Tbe substitute was »ccv.-p ed: whereupon Aid. 
Woodman demanded tbe ayes and noes on its pas- 
sage; with tbe followijoa" result : 

Ayes— Gas>e, Knickerbocker. Sbimp, Carter, 
Barrett, Wicker, McRoy, Hold n, Bixoy, Hunt- 
ley. Franzen, Proud'ooc, Rah, Shackt'ord -14. 

N'ocs — Wilmarth, Shtrioan, Kano, Woodard, 
Talcott, Bond, Russell, Gas'field, 3otttr«ger, Law- 
son, Woodman. Clark — 12. 

the Council adjoarper!. 

A. H BOD M A ST, City Clerk. 



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ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING-. 



Chicago, June 5, 1865. 



OFFICIAL REPORT. 



Chicago, June 5, 1865. 

Present— His Honor, Mayor Rice, and Alder- 
men Gage, Knickerbocker. Shimp, Carter, Bar- 
rett. Wicker, McRoy. Willmarth, Kann, Wall- 
work, Hatch, Moore, Rafferty, Frisbee, Woodard, 
Talcott, Holden, Bixby, Bond, Russell, Hunt:ey 
Gastfield, Franzen, Proudfoot, Hotting er, Lawson 
Shackford and Clark. 

Aid- Bond moved that the enacting clause of the 
M Ordinance to provide for the care and manage- 
ment of the Fire Alarm and Police Telegraph," 
passed May 29, 1865, be so amended as to read 
*" Be it ordained by the Common Council of the 
City of Chicago." 

Tbe motion prevailed. 
REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES- 
FINANCE. 

Aid. Bond, of Committee on Finance, to whom 
had been referred the official bond of C. C. Chase, 
School Agent, reported in favor of filling the 
blank with the sum of $25,000, and accepting the 
sureties on the same. 

Report accepted and concurred in. 

AlSO, 

Of the same Committee, to whom was referred 
ihe Comptroller's annual estimate of expenses for 
the fiscal year 1865, reported in favor of the pas- 
sage of the following ordinance ; which, on mo- 
tion of Aid. Holden, was laid over and ordered to 
be published : 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chi- 
cago, in Common Council assembled : 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom was re- 
ferred the Comptrolier's estimates for the expen- 
ses of the city government for the current fiscal 

fear, having had the same under advisement, beg 
eave to report an ordinance making appropria- 
tions for the various departments for the fiscal 
year ending April 1st, 1866, and recommend the 
passage of the same. 

Respectfully submitted, 

L. It. Bond, 
Chas. G. Wicker, 
Committee on Finance. 
Chicago, June 5th, 1865. 

An Ordinance making appropriations for the 
various departments for the fiscal year, from April 
1, 1865, to April 1, 1866. 

Be it ordained by the Common Council of the City 
of Chicago : 

Sec. 1. That the following named sums be and 
are hereby appropriated for the objects herein 
specified : 

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS. 

For tbe Board of Public Works, in addition to 
the uoexpended parts of last year's appropria- 
tions, and including the proceeds of a permanent 
improvement tax of one and one-fourth mills, to 
be nereaft-ir levied, two hundred and fiity-seven 
thou and five hundred and twenty -five dollars, as 
follows : 

Street work West Division $27,000 

•* 44 South " 24,000 

• " North " 20,000 

— $71,000 



Salaries 10,000 

Advertising printing and stationery 3,500 

Temporary advance on sidewalks, S. D., 

$4,000; W, D., $5,000; N. D., $3,000.... 12,000 

S treet in terse ctions ordered. 30,000 

Street intersections to be hereafter or- 
dered 30,000 



$156,500 



BRIDGES. 

Repairs, etc $18,300 

Covering chords 1,125 

Water closets, etc., State st. bridge 500 
Pay of bridge tenders. 25,650 



$45,575 



RIVER AND BRANCHES. 

Dredging channel at mouth ot har- 
bor 15,000 

Dredging South Branch from Hal- 

sted street to canal locks 23,000 

Repairing docks 1,000 

Harbor master's salary and horse 

keeping.. 1,700— 40,700 

Also the rates from Marine Fire 
Insurance premiums for the im- 
provement of the harbor and river. 

PUBLIC GROUNDS AND BUILDINGS. 

Court house and square . 1,000 

Bell towers already erected 1,000 

Repairs, &c, armory 550 

Repairs, &c, North Market 500 

Hospital on Cemetery grounds 200 

Sidewalk, west side of Cemetery 

grounds 1,500 

Repairs, &C, Old Cemetery 3,000 

Dearborn Park 1,000 

Jefferson Park ... 1,000 

Union Park 1,500 

Lake Park 1,500 

Washington Park.... 1,000 

Lake shore (Michigan avenue) .. 1,000— 14,750 
GEN ERAL EXP ENSES . 

FIRE ALARM TELEGRAPH. 

For payment of certificates issued seven-eighths 
of receipts from rates of Fire Insurance pre- 
miums. 

ELECTION EXPENSES. 

Inspectors, clerks, blanks, &c $2,000 

LEGAL EXPENSES. 

Costs and incidentals 1,000 

PRINTING AND STATIONERY. 

Council Proceeding s.advertismg, blanks- 
Ac 15,000 

RECORDER'S COURT. 

Fees, expenses, &c, exclusive of salary 
of Recorder 18,000 

CONTINGENT FUND. 

Subject to the order of Mayor and Comp- 
troller 15,000 

COURT HOUSE. 

City's portion, janitors, fuel, gas, &c... 2,200 

EVENING SCHOOLS. 

For Evening Schools 6,000 

MISCELLANEOUS. 

Appropriation of last Council, Po- 
lice Justices $2,000 



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J n <1k' men tn 7,<>00 

West Lake street, order of last 
Council 10,000 



19,000 
16,000 



DKIDEWKLL 
Kent, dieting, salary, Ac 

HALAllIKi 

Mayor §8,600 

City 01( rk 9,500 

« M AcfiHtuiit BOO 

" Treasurer 2,500 

»• Collector 1,600 

»' " As^manm a.fiO'i 

Comptroller 3,500 

Firm. AielBtsnt Comptroller 2,000 

Bt cond " ,k 1,000 

Third M ' l 800 

Corporation Counsel 8,000 

01 ty Attorney 3,000 

11 Physician, not Including meal 

cines 1,000 — 29,700 

Two Police Justices, *l,5oo each 

Police CI. rk 

11 r i • eweil Keeper , 

(and fcl'jC. per roei) for dieting each 

priHoner.) 
Recorder of 'he City of Chicago, 

Assessor South Division 1,500 

" West " 1,200 

" Morth 1,0(0 — 11,500 



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For echoolH the whole proceeds of a frix of three 
Tui I 1m to i>e In r< 1 f 1 • r levied on the taxable real 
IDApenonfl] property of the city for that pur- 
poce. 

HKWKitAOE. 

I or <he newerave depart m«nt the whole pro- 
ceecH of a tax of two and < no half mill.'* to bo 
hereafter ]evi< d on the taxaUe real and personal 
propertj to pay Intereit on t>ond»* and create a 
ItnilOR fund. Also, the nnexpect-d balances of 
all former appropriation* ann the uroceeds of 
bOHdl herealter authorized to be laeued and s»-ld. 

KEFOKM SCHOOL. 

For the Reform School the unexpended balance 
of latt year's appropriation, aLd the whole pro* 
oeedl <d a tax ol one h^lf of one mill to he here- 
after levied on all t-xabie rcil and personal pxop- 
erty of the city for that purpose. 

MTUEKT LAMI'S. 

For street 'amps t^e whole proceeds of a tax of 
two mill? to be hi rt af . r levied on all the taxable 
real ai d perhonal property of the city for that 
purpose. 

TEMPORARY LOANS. 

For a temporary loan fund, the whole proceeds 
fif a tax of one-half (i) of one mill to be hereslter 
levied upon all real and personal property of the 
city for that purpose. 

SINKING FUND. 

For a sinkiDi? futd, the whole proceeds ol a t:x 
of one m 11 to 0- hereafer levied on a< I taxable 
real and personal property ol tbe city lor th«t pur- 
pose, as required by 'be Revised Charter. 

INTEREST. 

For the payment of interest, the p:ocecd« of a 
tax of one ana three fourths (lj) mihe to be here- 
after lev led for that purpose on ail taxable real 
tnd personal property of toe city. 

TUNNELS, 

For the pake shore tunnel and the Washington 
street tunnel, the proceeds ol the bonds sold and 
all i-ubfccnptions and donations for those pur- 
poses. 

POLICE DEPARTMENT. 

TOLICE DIVISION. 

For ealarie? of Police Commissioners, Superin- 
tendent and Deputy, secretary, Captains at $1,200 
each ; Sergeants at $900 each ; Patrolmen at *720 
ea<h : gas, me), re/it, bleu Kg, stationery, printing, 
Health Department, scavengers, incidental exp-n- 
eei, &c, the whole proceeds" of a tix of three mills 
to be hereafter levied lor those purpose" upon the 
taxable real and personal property of the cicy. 

FIRE DIVISION. 

For the Fire Depar merit oay and other expen- 
dltares, payment of lots ordered purchased, new 
engine?, engine houee and sub-station*, repairs of 
buildinee, planking ladder, &c, S140,OOO. 

Sec 2. All unexpended appropria ions, and parts 
of appropriations of the last fiscal year, cot here- 
inbefore especially contiuueo, are hereby con- 
ticueo for the purposes originally spe -ified. 

Sec. 3. The several salaries herein provided 
ior, and the wages or saiary of employees herein 
named, shall be fixed at tde sum hereby appropri- 
ated for the payment ot tbe same. 

HARBOR AND BRIDGES- 

Aid. Lfolden, cf Committee on Harbor an^ Bridg- 
es submitted the following report, and moved that 
it be laid over and ordered published: 

The motion prevailed. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chica- 
go, in Common Council Aseembled : 
Your Committee on Harbors and Bridges, to 
whom was referred the communication of the 
Board of Public Woiks, reporting plans, specifi- 
cations and an ordinaire for building abridee at 
Adams street, baving had the same under advise- 
m nt, beg leave to rerort that in the opinion of 
your committee, a bridge should be constructed 
at Adams street across tbe South Branch of the 
Chicago river, »t the earliest practicable period of 
time in accordance ivith such plans and specifica- 
tions as shall be hereaf er submitted by your com- 



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{1865. 



mittee; and whereas it is claimed 'hat an ordi- 
nance was passed by ihe Common Council on the 
9th of January, A D , 1865, by virtue of which that 
portion of Acams street which lies between Canal 
street and the south branch of the Chicago river, 
was vacated and the right of the city to the use 
and control thereof, forfeited and Yielded up to 
the Pittsburgh and Port Wayne Railroad compa- 
ny ; and, whereas,\bj the provision? of that ordi- 
nance and another ordinance acted upon by the 
Council on the 25th day of March, 1865, purporting 
to ratify and conlrm the said ordinance oi Jan. 
9th, 1865, it has been claimed the city of Chicago 
lias no right to the use of said Adams street, along 
and upon that portion sought to be vacated, ana 
that a bridge on said street as aforesaid, woudbe 
of no benetH to said city for the ordinary use of 
its street; therefore, your committee submit here- 
with, as a part of their report, the opinion of the 
City Attorney„ which tney have obtained and 
which is attached hereunto and made a part of 
this report,upon the questions herein referred to, 
from which, and from their own investigations, 
they report that the city ha« the right to the tree 
use antu occupancy of said street as luiiy and as 
perfectly as before said ordinances were acted up- 
on by the Council, and that said bridge ought and 
should be built so soon as the necessary prelimi- 
nary steps C'in be taken. All of which is respect- 
luliy submitted. 

charxe8 0, p holden. 
Robert Clare 

June 5, 1865. Com. on Harbor and Bridges. 
To Aid. €. C. P. tioldtn, Chairman of (Jommittee 

on Hat bors and Brxdg s : 

Pursuant to yonr request as Chairman of sa'd 
Committee, 1 subum to you my opinion upon the 
validity of an o finance ciaitneo to have been 
passed by the Common Ccuocil January 9, 1865, 
providing 'or the vacation ot a portion of Adams 
street, and for the necessary fun as, and the ap 
propriation thereof, to construct a tunnel at 
Wa.hln*ton street; also, upon another ordinance 
assumed to have been passed March 25th, 1865, 
purporting to ratiiy and confirm the former. I 
think boil ordinances were lost and failed to be- 
come legal enactments for the want of a constitu- 
tional number of votes in favor of their passage. 
The Revised Charter, Section 7, Chapter 4, pro- 
vides that, "upon the passage of all order*, ordi- 
nances, or resolutions appropriating money, im- 
posing taxes, or authorizing the borrowing of 
money, the yeas and nays shall be entered upon 
the record of t r e Commun Council, and a majority 
of all the votes oi alt the Aldermen entitled to 
eeats in the Board sba 1 be necessary to their pas 
sage. 11 This ordinance of January 9th received 
but fifteen votes in favor of its passage, while, 
under the provisions of the charter above quoteo, 
it is made requisite that, an ordinance appropria- 
ting money, or providing for borrowing the same, 
shall have seventeen affirmafve votes- Before 
proceeding further to discuss the question, 
"> whether this is an ordinance to appropriate or to 
borrow money within the meaning of the law, I de- 
sire to not ice the argument made by some persons, 
that although the ordinance does in terms appro- 
priate money to a particular purpose, yetnotwiib- 
standing that, the first section thereof which pro- 
vides tor the vacation of "* all that portion of Ad- 
ams street wtsich ies between Oana' street and the 
south branch of Chicago river," was legally pass- 
ed, and tr>at portion of Adams street vacated, be- 
cause under the law at that time it only required 
a majority v.t all !he Aldermen voting to vacate a 
street. The answer to this is, that" section first 
only conditionally va~ates the street. Its vaca- 
tion is provided for upon conditions set forth in 
the following sections of the same ordinance, and 
for the purpose therein named It was proposed 
to make tne vacation for the purpese specified 
and for no other. It was contemplated only as a 
necessary p^ liminary measure to the cons»ruc- 
tion of a tunnel at W shmgton street, and a tinan- 
caial auxt! ury to that enterprise, and expressly 
mane dependant upon it. Therefore it is clear, „I 
think, that the first section of the ordinance was 
not passed un:ess the whole ordinance became a 



legal and valid enactment. Now, to resume : Is 
this an ordinance providing for the appropriation 
of money, or for borrowing money ? It expressly 
provides for both. It was framed, introduced and 
voted on for that purpose. Ihe action of the 
Council, so far as it could go. was complete. No 
further action of that body in setting apart mon- 
ey for that purpose is contemplated or provided 
for. Provisions are made for the appropriation of 
one hundred thousand dollars, io be haa from the 
railroad company and raised by subscriptions, to- 
ward the construction of a tannel at Washington 
street. Provisions are also made for issuing 1 
bonds. The place and the time of the payment— 
the number and the amount of the bonds, are fixed 
and specified. 

Now, because the 4th section of the ordinance 
provides that the "appropriation aforesaid shall 
not take effect until proper authority shall be ob- 
tained from the Legislature of the State of Illinois, 
for the issuing of 'he bonds," is no valid reason, 
to my mind, why this is not an ordinance by the 
Common Council oi (he city ot" Chicago, to ap 
propnate money. The Council had a legal right 
to appropriate money raised by donation or by 
subscription. It was not necessary that Ihe Leg- 
islature shou'd grant bUthority to do this ; neither 
does this ordinance se k such authority. It only 
seeks the aia o the Legislature to enable the city 
to borrow money by issuing bonds. The appro- 
priation of the $100,000 to be raised by subscrip- 
tion, coud be legally appropriated by the Com- 
mon Council. Then it was only intended that the 
Legislature should so far ratify this ordinance as 
io enable the city to issue its bonds in the manner 
prescribed in the ordinance. Can it be contended 
that l was the intention of the Council to seek the 
confirmation and ratification of a void and i'legal 
ordinance V Certainty not. If the whole ordi- 
nance was void for the want of a constitutional 
number of affirmative votes, the contemplated 
ratification of the Legislature would not nelp it. 
The Legislature, by tois ordinance, is in effect re- 
quested or petitioned to grant to the Common 
Council cf Chicago, the right to issue bonds, by 
the passage of a legal ordinances for tint purpose. 

It was not expected that the Legislator i would 
give to the Common Council authority to pro- 
vide for issuing bonds or appropriating money by 
fifteen vote? when seventeen were required by a 
law of the State enacted by the same authority. 
A careml examination of the language of that 
portion of Section 4 already quoted confirms 
this view. It is, that the appropriation shall not 
take effect until proper authority shad be obtained 
from the Legislature for the issuing of the bonds. 
Now it does not say "until the Legislature shall 
legalise the Ordinance so that fifteen votes shall 
be sufficient to appropriate money instead of 
seventeen.'''' Nor does it say until proper author- 
ity is obtained to appropriate money lor the pur- 
pose contemplated, bat until such authority is ob- 
tained for the issuing of bonds.fflSo fa*- as the 
appropriation, or designation of the object to 
which the money was to be applied is concerned, 
ttis Ordinance is as complete as though ho refer- 
ence to tne Legis'ature were made. By the 
terms of the Oroinance the money to be raised 
by subscription and from the Railway company 
was set apart for a special object therein named. 
Mow suppose this Ordinance had received the 
necessary number of affirmative votes and tbat 
the Legislature of the State had subsequently rat- 
ified and confirmed it, "the issuing of the bonds' 1 '' 
as therein provided for, by what authority and 
by what enactment I ask, would the appropria- 
tion of the one hundred thousand dollars be 
made ? Would that appropriation oe made oy act 
of the Legislature? Or would it be made by an 
Ordinance of the Common Council of the city of 
Chicago ? I think no lawyer will for a mom nt 
contend that it would be by virtue of the act of 
the Legislature, The Ordinance designates the 
object of the $100,00 •, and 1he purpose for which 
it should be set apart. This, the act of tne Legis- 
lature would not df>, or purport to do. ltwou'd 
only ratify and confirm the issuing of bonds in ac- 
cordance with the provisions ot' the Ordinance. 



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[IMS. 



Tho appropriation Is clearly made by the Ordi- 
nance. 

in a legal opinion, heretofore submitted to the 
Council, It wuh claiaed that this ordinance 1h a 
legal enactment, because it was "declared panned 
by the presiding ofllcer at the time the vo'e wa« 
taken and Hie result was no recorded without auy 
appeal li'ivliiK been taken or question raised us to 
the correctneHH of bis decision." 

I am unable to And any authority to nupport thin 
view. I am not awure that the presiding officer 
has any power to make tin unconstitutional act 
constitutional, by dtc aring It parsed, even though 
hi- decmou be tacit y acquiesced in by the body 
over which he presides; and, < specialty, as ibis 
vote wan taken t>y the Ayen and Noes, which were 
duly recorded, an acquiescence in the decision ot 
the chair could not change the record. 

By the construction given to Sec. 2 of the Ordi- 
nance of Jan. Oth, and the subsequent action of 
the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chicago Railway 
Company, pursuant to and In accordance with 
Bald section, it is, I understand, contended by 
some, that a contract ha* been made by the city, 
through its legally constituted authorities, with 
that Company, wbich is valid and binding, by the 
terms ot which the city is bound to convey to gaid 
Company that portion of the street proposed to be 
vacated in said ordinance, in aceorr ance wi*h the 
provisions thereof. Now, if the ordinance be void 
by reason of an Illegal vote— or lor any reason, 
then no contract can be made by virtue of its hav- 
ing any validity or binding effect; and, although 
the Railway Company may have tone so far as to 
pay into toe City Treasury the twenty thousand 
dollars mentioned in said ordinance, they couid 
not thereby acquire any right, because without a 
valid and constitutional ordinance for that 
purpose, as a basis of and authority for the 
contract, none could be made of a valid and bind- 
ing character. 

I now proceed to notice very briefly 1he ordi- 
nance acted upon by the Council, March 25th, 
1865, (intended to ratiiy the one under considera- 
tion) and which received twent>-two affirmative 
▼otes. Prior to the introduction of th> ordinance 
and the action of the Council thereon, the General 
Assembly of the State had enacted a law requiring 
a vote of three-fourths of ail the Aldermen en- 
titled to seat in the Council, to vacate a street, 
and as the ordinance of Jpnuary 9th, provides for 
vacating a portion of Adams street, this ordinance 
of March 26tn, does not legalize and ratify it ; 
besides, a void ordinance cannot be ratified by 
another ordinance. 

I am therefore of the opinion that no part of 
Adams street has been vac ated and that the city 
is not legally bound by the provisions of the or- 
dinances reierred to. The only inclination I feel 
to doubt the correctness of this opinion i«, because 
it is adverse to one written some tin e emce by a 
gentleman whose legal attainments have made him 
justly emiDent m his profession and whose opin- 
ions I cannot dissent from without some distrust 
of my own views. Respectfully submitted, 

D. D. Dkiscoll 

June 5ih, 1865. City Attorney. 

POLICE. 

Aid. Lawson, of Committee on Police, to whom 
had been referred a resolution asking: or an in- 
crease of police force and the establishment of a 
eub-station in +he North Division, reported trjat 
the Board of Police Commissioners had already 
taken steps in both matters; aid, therefore no 
action of the Common Council was necessary. 

On motion of Aid Knickerbocker, the request 
was accepted and concurred in. 

Also, 

Of the same committee to whom had been re- 
ferred a remonstran< e aeainst the disorderly con- 
duct of newsboTS, reported in favor of referring 
the matter to the Board of Police Commissioners. 

On motion, of Aid. Clark, the report was ac- 
cepted and concurred in. 

SCHOOLS. 

Aid Woodard, of Committee on Schools, to 
whom had been referred a communication from 



the Board of Education announcing the election 
of J. L. Plckard, as Superintendent of Public 
Schoo's, at an annual salary of $ 3,000, submitted 
the following report : 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago, 

in Common Council assembled: 

Your i ofumittec on School* to whom was refer- 
red a communication from the Board of Educa- 
tion, informing the Couucil or the re-election of 
J. L Pickard, Superintendent of Public Schools 
for the city of Chicago, lor two yearn from May 
lft. 1865, at a salary of three thousand dollars per 
annum, having had the same unoer advisement, 
beg leave to report In favor of the connruiution of 
»aid appointment. 

In relation to the salary fixed by said Board, 
your committee are of the opinion that it is largely 
in excess over that paid to the teachers of our 
echoo s, aB compared with other cities ; yet believ- 
ing that the talent and labor required for the 
proper perl ormance of ihe duties of the position 
of Sunerinn-ndent should command such compen- 
sation, and that it is the intention of said Board to 
equitably adju-t the Bume the coming year, we 
recommend that the Council approve of Bald 
salary. W. Woodabd, 

Ivbb Lawson, 
C. L. Woodman, 
Committee on Schools. 

Chicago, May 29th, 1865 

Aid. Woodward, n oved to cucur in the report. 

Aid. Holden. moved as an amendment ihat it be 
laid over and ordeied published. 

The Chair deeded that under the rule it must 
be bo disposed of. 

JUDICIARY. 

Aid. Knickerbocker, of Committee on Judiciary, 
to whom hao been referred the communication 
from G. vv. Thompson, in relation to the revision 
of the ordinances of the City, reported in fa^or of 
referring the same to the special committee on 
that subject. 

Aid. tiaee, moved to concur in the report. Car- 
ried. 

LICENSES. 

Aid. Wicker of Committee on Licerse 3 , by per- 
mission of the Council, introduced he following 
resolution; 

Whebeas, An insp^ ction of the License Regis 
ter, in the office of the City Clerk, reveals the 
fact that there are nearly one thousand express 
men, draymen and owners of douo e teams now 
pursuing their vocation in the city of Chicago 
without the license required therefor by the ordi- 
nances of the city, and 

Whebeas, The city is losing thousands of dol- 
lars for the want of a few policemen to look after 
the delinquents ; therefore, be it 

Resolved, That the board of Police Commision- 
ers *e, snd they are hereby requested to detail a 
sufficient number of policemen, for each division 
of the city, whr-se duty it ehall be to see to the 
above and all other licenses, and report caily to 
the mayor. 

Aid. Gage moved that the resolution be adopted. 
Carried. 

Aid. Talcott moved that the Counsel to the Cor- 
poration be instructed to draw up an ordinance in 
relation to licensing owners of vehicles, leaving 
the amount of license blank. 

Aid. Knickerbocker moved to lay the motion on 
the table . 

Aid. Ta'cott called for the aye« and noes. 

The motion was lost by the following vote : 

Ayes— Knickerbocker, Shimp, Barrett, Rdfferty, 
Woodard— 5. _ 

Noes— Gaee, Carter, Wicker, McRoy, Wilmar'h, 
Kann, Wall work, Hatch, Moore, Frisbee, Ta'cott, 
Holden. Bixby, Bond, Russell, Gastrield, Franzen, 
Pxouafoo', Hottinger, Lawson, Clark— 21. 

Aid. I- ape moved the passage of Aid. Talcott s 
motion. Carried. 

Aid, Wicker, of the last mmrd committee, re- 
ported in favor of erantit g a tree peddler's license 
to Char es Peterson. 

Report accepted and concurred in. 

Also, 

Of the game committee reported adversely to 



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£1865. 



granting a free peddler's license to W. J. Mint- 
line. 

Report accepted and concurred in. 

Also, 

Of the same committee to whom had heen re- 
ferred he petition of Mrs. John Carew for a Ir^ee 
license to sell vegetables, reported in favor of 
allowing the petitioner to withdraw her papers. 

Report accepted and concurred in. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, SOUTH DIVISION. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, South 
Division, reported adversely to the passage of an 
ordinance for grading and planking Hadduck 
Place, between Wells and Franklin streets : which 
on motion of Aid. Rafferty, was ordered to be 

Laid over and pub'ished. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of Chicago, in Com- 
mon Council assembled: 
The Board of Public Works recommend to your 
honorable body that Hadduck Place, between 
Weils strt et and Franklin street, m Block 20, ori- 
ginal Town of Chicago, be graded and planked. 

The contemplated improvement is not asked for 
by the petition of the owners of a majority of the 
property to be assessed for such improvement. 

We herewith submit an estimate of tbe expense 
thereof, accompanied by a general plan or de- 
scription of the proposed work, together wita a 
proper ordinance directing the work. 

ESTIMATE. 

Grading $ BO.CO 

Ballast Gravel ... 134.16 

Stringers, Planks and Spikes 499,70 

Labor 175.00 

Costs ot Proceedinga....... 75.00 

Total estimate of expense $933.86 

Amount to be assessed $933.fc6 

ORDINANCE. 

Be it &> darned by the Common Council of the 
City of Chicago : 

Sec,1. That Hadduck Plaee,between Wells street 
and Franklin street, in block 20, original town 
of Chicago, be and is nereby ordered traded and 
planked, said work to be oone under the superin- 
tendence of the Board of Public Works, conform- 
ably to the general plan or description prepared 
by said Board, and hereunto annexed. 

Sec. 2. That the eura of nine hundred and thir- 
ty-three 86 110 dollars be assessed by the Commis- 
sioner of the Board of Public Works, upon the 
real estate by tbetn deemed benefited by the im- 

f>rovement hereby ordered, in proportion as near- 
y as may be, to the benetits resulting thereto, hc- 
cording to the provisions of the Revised CbarW, 
as amended, in such case made and provided, and 
that said sum, when collected, or so much there- 
of as ma? be necessary for that purpose, be ap- 
plied to the payment of the expenses of the said 
improvement, and tne cost of said proceedings. 
Respectfully submitted, 

Fred G L?tT^ l Board of Public Work8 
O J RoS " I of the Cit y of Chicago. 

REPORT mt COMMITTEE. 

* Your Committer on Streets and Alleys of the 
South Division, to whom was referred the within 
ordinance, having had the same under advise- 
ment, do hereby recommend that the said ordi- 
nance be not passed. 

Joshua O. Kni k-bbo KEi», , l 

Samuel Mc Rot, i 

C0NSTA*fTINE KANN, \ n ^ 

W. H. Carter, j Committee 

Stephen Barrett. J 

A!S0, 

Submitted a report in favor of the passage of 
the following ordinance, which, on motion of Aid. 
Holden, was ordered to be 
Laid over and published. 
To the Mayor and Aide men of the City of Chica- 
go, in Common Council assembled : 
The Board of Public Works recommend to your 
honorable body, that Dearborn street, from the 
north line of Madison 'o the north line of Mon- 
roe streets, be curbed, graded and paved with 
41 wooden block pavement." 



The contemplated improvement is not asked for 
by the petition of the owners of a majority of the 
property to be assessed for such improvement. 

We herewith sutonit an estimate of the expense 
thereof, accompanied by a general plan or des- 
cription of the proposed work, together with a 
proper ordinance directing the work. 

ESTIMATE. 

Curb walls, $184.68 

Grading 100.00 

Paving 6,001 99 

Costs of proceedings 150.00 

Total estimate of expense $6,436.67 

Less costs of interFections 1,363.99 

Amount to be assessed 5,072.68 

ORDINANCE. 

Be it ordained by the Common Council of the 
City of Chicago : 

Sec. 1. That Dearborn street from the north line 
of Madison to the north line of Monroe streets be, 
and is hereby ordered, curbed, graded, and pavea 
with "wooden block pavement." Said work to 
be done under the superintendence of the Board 
of Public Works, conformably to the general plan 
or description prepared by said Board, and hereto 
annexed. 

& Sec. 2. That the sum of five thousand seven- 
ty-two 68 K O dollars be assessed by the 
Commissioners of the Board of Public Works, 
upon the re&l estate by them deemed benefited 
by the improvement herery ordered, in propor- 
tion as neariy as may be, to the benefits resulting 
thereto, according to the provisions of the Revis- 
ed Charter, as amended, in such case made and 
proviced, and tbat said sum, when collected, or 
fo much thereof as may be necessary lor that pur- 
pose, he applied to the payment of the expenses 
of the said improvement, and the costs of said 
proceedings. Respectfully submitted, 

J. G. Gindele, ) Board of Public 
Fred Letz, V Works of the 
O. J. Rose, ) City of CLicago. 
Chicago, May 15th, 1865. 

BEPORT OP COMMITTEE. 

Your Com mi' tee on Streets and Alleys of the 
South Division, to whom was referred the within 
Ordinance, having had the same under advise- 
ment, do hereby recommend that tbe said ordi- 
nance be passed 

Joshua C. Knickerbocker,"! 
Sam'l. McRot, ! nA mm itf n A 

constantine Kann, {-Committee. 
Wm. H. Carter, J 

The same Conmittee also submitted the follow- 
ing report ; which on motion of Aid. Holden, was 
ordered to laid over and published: 
To the Mayor and Aldermen oj the C ty of Chi- 
cago, in Common Council Assembled : 

The Board of Public Works recommend to your 
honorable body that Michigan Avenue from the 
south side ot Lake street to Park Place be re- 
graveiled +o the width of forty feet and a depih of 
six inches in the center bevelled off to both edges. 

Tie con emplated improvement is not as^ed for 
by the petition of tbe owners of a m jority of the 
property to be assessed for such improvement. 

We herewith submit an esumaie of the expense 
thereof, accompanied by a general plan or des- 
cription of the proposed work, together with a 
proper ordinance directing the work : 

estimate. 

Regravelling $16,050 

Intersections , 2,889 

Costs of Proceedings 160 



Total Estimate of Expense. 
Less Cost of Intersections . . 



,.$1»,089 
. . 2,889 



Amount to be Assessed $16,200 

ORDINANCE. 

BeH ordained by the Common Council of the 
City of Chi < ago* 

Sec. 1. That Michigan avenue, from the South 
side of Lake street to Park Phce be and is hereby 
ordered re graveled to he width of 'brty feet and 



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a depth or six inches In the center, bevelled off 
to Moth edge*. Haiti work to he done under the 
inperlDtt&denOe of the Hoard of Publir Works, 
conforni*i>le to the ^encr-il plan or description 
prepared Dy mid Board, mid hereto annexed. 

Hko. 5i That the uum of alxteen UioiimhimI two 
hundred dollars he hhsi hk d tiy the Committor)- 
ern of the Hoard of Public WorkH, npon the real 
estate by 'hem deemed beneutod hy the Improve- 
ment hereby ordered, In proportion an nearly aH 

mi»y he, to the benefits reinltiog thereto, eocora- 

Wilt to the provinlons of the Revised Ch-wter, as 
amended, in such can. mude anil provided, and 
that Mild sum, wiien collected, or so much thereof 
an tuny he nece ssary for that purpose, he appied 
to the payment of the expenses <>\ Hald improve- 
ment, and the cohIh of paid proceedings. 
Itetpectfnliy submitted, 

J. G. GiNi/ELB, 1 Hoard of Public 
Fkejj Leiz, V Works of the 
O. J. Kobe, ) City of Chicago. 
Chicago, May 15th, 1805. 

REPORT OF OOMMMITTEE. 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys of he 
South Division, to whom way referred ihe within 
ordinance, haviner had the same under advise- 
ment, do hereby recommend that tne said ordi- 
nance be passed. 

Saml MoRoy, 1 

Stephen Bakbett,( v Committee. 

JOSHDA C. KNICKERBOCKER, ) 

The same Committee a)so reported in favor of the 
pae«Hge of an ordinance for pavinp Calhoun Place 
lrom Dearborn street lo State 8 rcet. 

On roo'ion of Aid. Holden the report was con 
curred in aud the ordinance passed by ayes and 
noes ob follows : 
Ayes— Aid. Quae, Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, 
Barrett, Wicker, McRoy, Wilioarth, Kann, Wali- 
work, Hatch, Moore, RafLny, Frisoee, Woodard, 
Talcott, flolden, Bixby, Bono, Russell, Gas'field, 
Proudfoot, dot tinker, Lawsou, Shackford, ' lurK 
—26. 

iV0e$--Franzen — 1. 

Also, 

Reported in tavor of amendin? the ordinance 
Daseed March 6th, 1865, for a sidewalk on the east 
eide of Kankakee avenue from Tw<.i ty-sixth 
street, to Twenty-ninth street, so as to read from 
Nor hern avenue to Twetv -ninth street. 

Report concurred in by ayts and noes as fol- 
low? : 

Ayes— Aid. Gaee, Knickerbocker. Satrap, Carter, 
Barrett, Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarfh, Kann, Wail- 
work, Hat' h, Moore, Rafferty, Frisbee, Woodard, 
Ta cott, Bixbj, Bond, Ruseeil, Gi»t6eld, Frauzen, 
Prouofoo% Hettinger, Lawson, Shackford— 25. 
Noes— Qolden, Clark— 2. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS— W, D. 

Aid. GdStfield, of the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys (W.D.). reported in favor of thepjssage of 
an ordinance for the construction of a eide.wa^ 
on the east sloe ot Noble street, from Ch'caso 
avenue to Milwaukee avenue, except 'he block be 
tween the south, line of Corned street and the 
north line of Ch'cayo aveuu«. 

Report concurred in and ordinance passed by 
ayes and noes a? follows : 

Ayes— Gage, Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, 
Barrett, Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, Kunn, Wan- 
work, R'Jt.cb, Moore, Fnsbee, Woodard, Talcott, 
Holden, Bix;>y, Bond, Russell, Huctiey, Gastfield, 
Franzen, Proucfoor, flottinger, Lawson, Shack- 
lord. ClarK— 27. 

JS f s— R 5 ffe r ty — 1 . 

GAS LIGHTS. 

Aid. WilmartG, of the Committee od Gas Lights, 
submitted the iollowine report, which, on motion 
of Ale. Holden, was ordered to be 

Laid over and published. 
To the Hon. Mayor and Common Uoun it : 

Chicago, May 2sMi, 1865. 

Your Committee on Gas Lights to whom was 
referred a remonstrance against lampposts to he 
ereced on Rucker street, between Nor f h street 
ano Twenty second street, havtu? haa the same 



under advisement, beg leave to report that the 
jirayer of the remouHtrauiH should not be granted. 

B. M. Wilmaiitd, > Committee 

Kobkut Cl.AIlK, V on 

Patiuok Rafferty, > Gas Lights. 

Also, 

Of the name committH*-, reported recommending 
the pannage of an orr'lna'ce for erection of lamp- 
posts on Oik street, between Wells and Lasalle. 

Aid.Huffer'y moved that the report he concurred 
in and 'he ordinance pMnsed. The motion pre- 
vailed by the following rote \ 

Ayes— Alo. Gai/e. Knickerbocker. Shimp, Carter 
Bdrrett. Wicker, McRov, Wllmar'h, Kjnn Wall- 
work, Hatch, Moore, Kafferiv, Frlsh. e, Woodard, 
llo den, Bixhy, Bond, Runnel i, 'Huntley, Gastfield, 
Franzen, Proudloo', Hettinger, Lawson, Shack- 
ford hi d < 'l<.rk— 27. 

Nays— Ta cott— 1. 

Also, 

Or" the same comm'.ttee, reported in favor of the 
passage of an ordinance for the erec'ion of lamp- 
posts on Archer Road, from State street to Stew- 
art avenue. 

■ Aid. Russell moved to concur in the report and 
pans the. ordinance. The motion prevailed ny the 
following v.^te : 

Ayes— Aid. Gage, Kickerhocker, Shimp, Carter, 
Barrett, Wick< r, McRoy, Wilmarth, Kann, Wall- 
work, Hatch, Moore, Rafferty, Frisbee, Woodarl, 
Talcott, Hrdden, Bixhy, Bond, Russe 1, Gastfield, 
Franzen, Proudfoot, flot'mger, Lawson, Shack- 
ford and Oiark— 27. 

Nays— Huntley— 1, 

BRIDEWELL. 

Aid. Gai/e, of Committee on Bridewell, by per- 
mission of tne Council, introduced the following 
order : 

Ordered, Tnat the Comptroller is hereby in- 
structed to procure tLe necessary t'edding for the 
use of the oc .u pants of the Bridewell. 

Aid. Holden r-oved its passage 

The motion prevailed ^y the following vote : 

Ayes— Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, Shimp, Car- 
ter, Barrett, Wicker. McKoy, Wilcnmb, K'nn, 
Wal'work, Hatch, Moore, Rafferty, Frisbee, 
Woodar , Talcott, Holden, Bixr>y, bond, Russell, 
Huntley, Gas fieid, FranzcD. Proudfoot, Hottin-, 
ger, Lawson, Shackford, and Ciark— -28 

Noes— .None. 

SELECT COMMITTEE. 

Aid. Lawson, of the Select Committee on the 
Revision of toe ""Rules of Order," submitted 8 
report recommending certain amendments to rules 
2, 15 and 43. 

Aid. Holden moved to amend the 
report by ir sertinsr after the second sentence of 
Rule 2, "If a quoru o do not appear, the Council 
shull not thereoy btand adjourned, unless by a 
vote of the mem oere present." 

The amenamest was adop ed, 

A d. Wood rdm ved to strike out that part of 
Rule 43, rear'ine' as foUo ws : " Provided that when 
t»e expenditure is to be met by the issue or sale 
of bouds, such reference shall not be required." j 

Aid. L'twson demanded the ayes «nd noes. 

Th- motion was lost by the fol'owine vote : 

ayes— Aiq. Kuieker Dicker, t^artar, Barret*, 
Kmn, Woodard, Ta 1 cott, Holden, Bixb^, Franzen, 
PfOtidfuot— 10 

Noes— A. d. Gas;e, S"r»imp, Wicker, McRoy, Wil- 
marth, WallworK, Batch, Moore, Rafferty, Fris- 
bee, Bond, Russe 1, Huntlev, Gastfield, Hottinger, 
Lawson, Shaciiford, C.'aik— 18. 

A d. Talcott moved to strike out the whole of 
Rule 43. 

Aid. Rafferty moved to lay mntioa on the table. 
Aid. Talcott demanded the aye3 and noes 
The motion prevailed by the lo'lowiog vote : 
Ayes— Aid Gjge, Shimp, Barrett. Wicfcer, Mc- 
Roy, Wilmarth, Kaoo, Wulwnrk, Hatch, Moore, 
Rafferty, Frisbee. Woodard, Bond, Russel, Hunt- 
ley, Gastfield, Franzen, Proudfoot, flottinger, 
LiWson, Shackford, oiark-23, 

Noes— Knickerbocker, Carter, Talcott, Hold 3D, 
Bixhy— 5. 

The report of the committee, as aaienaed, was 
then adopted. 



June °V 



Aid. Barrett moved that the Clerk be instructed 
to procure the printing of the rules as adopted. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, Shimp, Car- 
ter, Barrett, Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, Eann, 
Wallwork, Hatch, Moore, Rafferty, Friehee, Tai- 
cott, Holden, Bixby, Bond, Russell, Huntley, 
Gastfield, Franzen, Proudfoot, Hottinger, Law- 
son, ShacRford, «Jark— 27. 

Noes— Aid. Woodard— 1. 

Aid. Rafferty moved that the number of copies 
to be printed be fixed at 300. 

Aid. Gape moved to lav the motion on the table. 

Aid. Rafferty demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Aid. Shimp, Wicker, Wilmarth, Kann, 
Hat h, Woodard, Talcntt, Holden, Bixby, Bond, 
Gastfield, Proudfoot, Hottinger, Lawson, Clark, 
Gage, Knickerbocker— 17. 

Noes— A!d. Carter, Barrett, McRoy, Wallwork, 
Moore, Rafferty. Frisbee, Russell, Huntley, Fran- 
zen, Sbackforo — 11. 

Aid. Russell moved to make the number 200. 

Aid. Knickerbocker moved to lay the motion on 
the table. 

The motion was lost. 

Aid. Knickerbocker then demanded the ayes 
and noes on the adoption of Aid. Ruseeli's amend- 
ment. 

The amendment was adopted by the following 
vote : 

Ayes— Aid. Gage, Carter, Barrett, Wicker, Mc- 
Roy, Wilmarth, Moore, Rafferty, Frisbee, 
Woodard, Taicott, Bixby, Bond, Russell, Huntley, 
Gastfield, Franzen, Proudfoot, Hottinger, Law- 
son, Shack ord, Clark— -22. 

Noes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Shimp, Kann, Wall- 
work, Hatch, Holden— 6. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Aid. Holden cslled up the ordinance authoriz- 
ing the issue of bonds tor cleaning the Chicago 
River as reported by the Finance Committee, May 
I5ih, 1865. 

A!d. Willmar'h moved that the ordinance be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed by the fol owing vote : 

Ayes— Gage, Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, 
Barrett, Wicker, McRoy, Wilmartb, Kann, Wall- 
woik, Haicb, Moore, Rafferty, Frisbee, Woodard, 
Taicott, Holden, Bixbv, Bond, Russell, Gastfield, 
Franzen, Proudtoot, Hottinger, Lawson, Shack- 
ford, Claris— 27. 

Noes— Huntley— 1. 
Be it Ordained by the Common Council of the City 

of Chicago : 

Section 1. That the plan of the Boara of Pub- 
lic Works lor cleansing the Chicago rrver and its 
branches, by cutting down the summit of tbe Illi- 
nois and Michigan canal to below the level of 
Lake Michigan, so m to draw from it at a low stage 
of water in th« lake not less than twenty-four 
thousand (24,000) cu^ic feet of water per minute, 
is hereby approved, and said Board are hereby 
authorized to execute gaid work. 

Sec. 2. That the Board of Public Work? are 
Tierehy au'horized and empowered for the purpose 
oi prosecuting the work described in the previous 
Section, to make any contract necessary to carry 
into effect suc^ purpose with the Trustees of the 
Illinois and Michigan canal, in conformity wih 
and subject to the general provisions of the City 
Charter. 

Sec. 3. That, as a temporary expedient for 
cleaning the south branch of the Chicago river, 
the said Board are hereby authorized aua empow- 
ered to contract with the saia Trustees for the 
pumping from the river mto the canal by the Hy- 
draulic Works at Bridgeport and discharging 
through the canal of such amount of water as 
shall be found necessary and practicable for such 
purpose 

Sec 4. That, for the purpose of carrying out 
the improvement specified in the foregoing sec- 
tons, the Board of Public Works be, and they are 
hereby authorized to issue two hundred and fifty 
bonds of the denomination of one thousand dol- 
lars each, to be dated July 1st, 1865, and payable 
in New Yoik twenty-five years after the date 



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thereof, with coupons for interest at the rate of 
seven per centum per annum, payable semi annu- 
ally in JNew York ; the said bonds to be issued in 
conformity with the provisions ot an act of the 
General Assembly of the State of Illinois, approved 
Feb. 15th, 1865, and entitled " An act to amend an 
act entitled an act to reduce tbe charter of the 
city of Chicago, and the several acts amendatory 
thereof, mto one act, and to revise the same, ap- 
proved Feb. 13th, 1863." 

Aid, Hottineer, called up an ordinance concern- 
ing the sa e of fresh meats in the city of Chicago, 
laid on the table March 10th, 1865; which, on mo- 
tion of Aid. Holden, was 
Referred to Committee on Judiciary. 

MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS. 

Aid. Lawson introduced the following resolu- 
tion, which was passed : 

Whereas, It appears by ihe records of the City 
of Chicago that there are now two public parks 
designated by the name of "Lake Park," therefore 
Resolved, That the nark recently set apart from 
the uooccupied portion of the oid cemetery 
grounds snail be hereafter known and designated 
as Lincoln Park. 

Aid. Holden introduced a resolution providing 
for the filling up and improvement, of Lake Park. 

Referred to the Committee on Wharves and 
Pub.ic Grounds, together with the Board of Public 
Works. 

Aid. Sbimp introduced the following order, 
which was passed: 

Order ed— That the Mayor appoint a Special 
Committee of three, one from fach Division, to- 
gether with the Corporation Counsel, for the pur- 
pose of drafling a suitable ordinance to prevent 
the deposit of ashes, dirt or any other offensive 
matter, in any of the paved, gravelled or macad- 
amized streets in the city of Chicago, and that 
said Committee be requested to report an ordi- 
nance at the next regular meeting. 

Aid. Wicker offered a resolution awarding the 
job printing to the lowest responsible bidder ; 
which, on motion of Aid. Russell, was 
Referred to Committee oh Printing. 
Aid. Carter introduced an ordinance concerning 
cattle running at large ; which, on motion of Aid. 
Barrett, was 
Referred to Committee cn Judiciary. 
Aid. Proudfoot offered the following resolution, 
which, on motion of Aid. Knickerbocker, was 
ordered to be 
Laid over and published. 

Resolved, That the Common Council of the city 
of Chicago pass an ordinance, changing the name 
of "C«ark street" and substituting therefor tlie 
name " Lincoln avenue ;" said change to take ef- 
fect on the 4th day of July, 1865. 

Aid. Knickaroocker offered the followicg reso- 
lution, which was adopted : 

Whereas, Bv tbe reading cf the 7th section of 
chapter 3d of the Charter of ihe city of Chicago, 
some doubts exist as to the authority of this 
Council to authorize: any person or persons other 
than the Corporation Counsel or City Attorney, to 
codify or revise the city ordinances, and order 
payment for the same to be made out of tbe Treas- 
ury of the city ot Chicago; tberelore, be it 

Resolved, That the corporation Counsel be di- 
rected to report in writing to this Council, at its 
next meeting, his opinion whether it i? or is not 
tbe dutv ot the Corporation Counsel and City At- 
torney, or either of them, to rodily and revise the 
city ordinances and perf rm the work in relation 
tuereto contemplated in tbe lormer action of this 
body, and that all further acion of the Special 
Committee, and cf any and all persons acting un- 
der their authority, in relation to such revisions, 
be suspended until the further order or direction 
of the Common Council. 

Aldermen Rafferty and Frisbee were excused 
by the Council and retired. 

Aid. Woodsrd introduced the following resolu- 
tion, which was, on motion of Aid. Kann, 
Referred to Committee on Judiciary. 
Whereas, The present ordinances now in force 
in relation to vagrants, are believed to be imuer- 
lect and of but little benefit in securing the con- 



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v let ion of Idlo and dissolute persons In the city; 
therefore be It 

Jttsolntd, That the Judiciary Committee and 
Corporation Counsel *>o aud they are borehv In- 
structed to oxumlne the charter, uud all ordlnau 
ces In relation to vaurauis, and if, in their opin- 
ion, it be necossiry, report to thin Council an or- 
dinnnre providing for the arrct»t, conviction and 
punlHliinont of vagrants in the city of Chlcuro. 

Aid. Russell introduced the following resolu- 
tion, winch on motion of Aid. Bond, wan adopted : 

lieaolved^ Thai the Commlt'eo on Fire and Wa- 
ter, bo instructed to investigate the cause of the 
Incorrect alarm of Are, given by the Are alarm 
telegraph on Friday evenintr, June 2d. Also, to 
ascertain whether it Is necessary that any of the 
fire engines should be supplied with new hose. 



On motion of Aid. Bond, the Council proceeded 
to the election of a Cltv Wek'her. 

Aid. Bond nominated Bernard Phillips. 

Aid. Proudfoot nominated Walter R. Green. 

The flrHt ballot resu'tcd as tollowe : 

Bernard Phillips received 31 

Walter It. Green 4 

Total 26 

And Bernard Phillips having received a major- 
ity of all the votes cast was declared duly elected. 

The Chair announced that In accordance with 
the provisions of the order offered by Aid. 
Hhlmp, h • would appoint as such committee Aids. 
Shlmp, Shackford and Huntley. 

And on motion of Aid. Barrett the Council ad- 
journed. A. H. BODMAN, City Clerk. 



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OFFICIAL REPORT. 



Chicago, June 9, 1865. 

Present— His Honor the Mavor, and Aid. Gage, 
Knickerbocker, Sbimp, Carter, Wicker, Wil- 
marth, Kano, Hatch, Moore, Talcott, Holden, 
Bond, Russell, Huntley, Gastfield, ProucStoot and 
Liwson. 

A quorum being present, the Clerk, hy direction 
of the Mayor, read the call for the meeting. 

Aid. Holden offered the following resolutions, 
and asked their paseage : 

Whereas, Lieut. Gen. XL S. Grant, tbe highest 
military officer of the armies ot the United States 
is expected to arrive in the city of Chicago, on to- 
morrow; and, whereas, Gen. Grant is a citizen of 
tbe State of Illinois ; and, whereas, we deem it 
eminently fit that on this, his first visit to the me- 
tropolis of his adopted State since the commence- 
ment ofthe rebellion, tbe municipal authorities 
of said city should render some tribute tu him, in- 
adequate as it must be, in token of their earnest 
appreciation of his illustrious services asd untar- 
nished and peerless ftme ; therefore, be it 

BesoUed % By the Mayor and Aldermen in Com- 
mon Council assembled : 

1. That it is with feelings of pnde and gratifi- 
cation that we assure toe General that we, in com- 
mon with all the true, loyal and patriotic citizens 
of this city and the whole State, have, Curing ihe 
last four years followed bim with the most intense 
interest and admiration; that 'mid storm as well as 
sunshine; 'mid the dark and gloomy periods of 
that bloody struggls as well ss when the nation's 
sky was lit up with the halo of the victories of 
wbichhewas so frequemt and successful an organ- 
izer and conqueror, his fellow citizens of Illinois 
never forgot nim or h's great and utparealleled 
public services 

2. That we feel that neither th's, his own State, 
nor the whole country, can ever adequately rep:>y 
the great debt of eratituoe they owe the hero of 
Fort Donelson, Shiloh, Vickaburg, Chattanooga, 
tbe Wilderness, and those other bloody fields tbat 
culminated so successfully and gloriously in the 
surrender of Lee and his army, and the conse- 
quent disintegration and surrender of the entire 
rebel hordes and the "coercing" and conquering 



of a complete and permanent peace. 

3, That especially is Gen. Grant entitled to our 
and the country's consideration and ceaseless 
gratitude for having conceived, inaugurated and 
earned out successfully those plans of the late gi- 
gantic campaigns which redounded &f much to his 
own great military fame and terminated in the 
full and complete triumph of the Union, Consti - 
tution and the laws, and the re-establishment of 
the great principles of the Declaration of Inde- 
pendence, 

4. That the Common Council meet at the Tremont 
House at Hi o'clock m the forenoon of to morrow 
and proceed in a body to the depot where Gen, 
Grant will arrive, and escort him to his quarters, 
and from thence, at the time of his own appoint- 
ment, to the "Union Hall " of the Sanitary Fair ; 
and that the public officers of tbe city be, and they 
are hereby cordial'y invited to meet and unite 
with us in receiving tbe Generalissimo of our 
armies, 

These resolutions received the unanimous vote 
of the Council. 

Aid. Huntley moved that, in consideration of 
the distinguished services of Lieutenant General 
Grunt, be be honored with a salute of one hundred 
guna, under the direction of the city authorities. 

Aid, Proud foot moved to amend by providing 
that the salute be given, provided the arranpe- 
meots made by Brig. Gen. Sweet do not conflict 
therewith, 

The quastion being taken on the amendment of 
Aid- Proudfood, it was lost by the following vote : 

Ayes— Aid. dicker and Proudfoot— 2. 

Noes— Atn. Gage. Knickerbocker, Shimp, Car- 
ter, Wilmartn, Kann, Hatch, Moore, Talco'.t, Hol- 
den, Bond, Russcil, Huntley, Gastfield, Lawson 
—15. 

Aid. Talcott moved that the Council do vow ad- 
journ. 

A'd. Huntley demanded tbe ayes and noes. 

The motion prevailed by the following vot,p; 

Ayes — Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, Shimp, Wick- 
er, Wilmarth, Kann, Hatch, Moore, Talcott, Hol- 
den, Proudfoot— li. 

Noes— Aid. Carter, Bond, RussslJ, Huntley, 
Gastfield, and Lawson— 6. 

And the Council adjourned. 

A, H. BOD MAN, City Cle/k, 



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REGULAR MEETING. 



Chicago, June 12, 1865. 



OFFICIAL REPORT. 



PRESENT. 

His Honor, Mayor Rice, and Aldermen Gage 
Knickerbocker, Sbimp, Carter, Barrett, Wicker, 
McRoy, Wilmaith, Kann, Hatch, Sherman, Moore, 
Rafferty, Frisbee, Woodard, Talcott, Holden, 
Bixby, Bond, Russell, Gastfleld, Franzen, Proud- 
foot, Hottinger, Rnb, Shackford, Woodman and 
Clark. 

MINUTE?. 

On motion of Aid. Gage, the minutes of ttie pro- 
ceedings of the meetings held on the 29th day of 
May and the 5th of June were approved without 
reading. 

Aid. Knickerbocker moved that the minutes of 
the proceedings of the special meeting, held on 
the 9th instant, be also approved without reading 
Carried. 

PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS. 

The Clerk read a communication from His 
Honor, tbe Mayor, stating that General Sweet had 
called upon him in his official capacity to co- 
operate with the military authorities in pre- 
venting the sale of liquor to returning soldiers. 

Aid. Sbaek'ord moved that the communication 
be referred to tbe Mayor, with power to act. Car- 
ried. 

The Clerk then read the following veto mes- 
sage from His Honor, tbe Mayor . 

Mayor's Office, } 
Chicago, June 10, 1865. ) 

Gentlemen of the Common Council : 

A resolution offered June 5tb, 1865, and adopted 
by yon, directing that all action with reference 
to the codifying the Ordinances of the City be 
suspended until the opinion of the Corporation 
Council be had thereon, I think has been acted on 
by you under a mi? apprehension. 

The Common Council at their previous meetiner, 
appointed a committee, with power to act, with 
reference to codifying tLe Ordinances of the 
City. Said committee iiave acted, and appointed 
Judge Garry to do thefwork. I think the Coun- 
cil has no further power over the matter in its 
present stage. I therefore, return the resolution 
without my approval. Respectfully, 

J. B. Rice, Mayor. 



Aid. Woodard movpd that the vote had at the 
last meeting on the passage of the above men- 
tioned resolution be re considered. Carried. 

A commun'cition from be Counsel to the Cor 
poration, covering hi? written opinion 1n regard 
to the revision and codiflca'ion of the ordinances, 
was 

Accepted and placed on file. 

A communication from his Honor, the Mayor, 
stating that the ordinance fur a sidewalk on Noble 
street, from Chicago avenue to Milwaukee avenue, 
had not, been passed in accordance with the rec- 
ommendation of the committee. 

Aid. Rub moved that ihe vote had at the last 
meeting, by which the afore?aid ordinance was 
passed, be reconsidered. Carried. 

The ordinance was then recommitted. 

A communication irom tbe Board of Public 
Works, submitting an esiiowte of tbe cost of ad- 
ditional sewers to be laid this year, was, on mo- 
tion of Aid. Ho'den, 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

The Clerk presented the official bond of Caspar 
Geering, special Constable for the Fifth Ward, 
which, on motion of Aid. Wicker, was 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

A communication was received from the Board 
of Police Commissioners, asking for the passage 
of a stringent ordinance m relation to the storage 
of petroleum, naptha, and similar combustible 
fluids ; also recommending the purchase of two 
new Are engines. 

Aid. Holden moved that tbe matter of storing 
combustibles be referred to the Committee on Ju- 
diciary, with instructions to report a proper ordi- 
nance at the next meeting. Carried. 

On motion of the same Alderman the latter 
clause of the commnnication was laid on the table 
temporarily, to be taken np with the general ap- 
propriation bill. _ 

A communication from Jas. H. Rees, Chairman 
of the Committee on Public Buildings of the 
Board of Supervisors, proposing to exchange 
leases of the Reform School property and the 
City Hospital property was 

On motion of Aid. Bond, 

Referred to the Mayor and Comptroller, with 
instructions to exchange leases. 

Petition of citizens, a?king that water pipes be 
laid down in Johnson street, was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Petitions of W. H, Hamilton, G. A. Pflfer, and 
Charles Reads for free peddler's licenses. 

Petition of B. F. Bailey for free exhibition li- 
cense, and 

Petition of Murty Prindiville for refunding a 
part of liquor license, were 
Referred to Committee on Licenses. 



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Petition Of .John Hankc, lor a free llcei v to ex- 
blbll tin * Lincoln Otblfi, waH in mot ion of Aid. 
Shut ktord, 

K.terred to Iht Mayor uud Comptroller with 
POWil 10 net. 

Pttitlon of Ihiiui Bliimunthal lor romlrwlon of 
money paid lor pcddlcr'H lic< unci ; and 

Petition Of triiHtt i h of hi Piter*! COBgrtfftttOll 
to exempt church property from taxutlou, wero 

Ui I'erred to Committee on Finance. 

PetlUOB Of M. Parker lor correction of allowed 
1'lej.Mil ii'-'t mmiim nt in tho ) cur 1HBU, was, on motion 
ol Aid. Talco't, 

I. aid on the table. 

Petition of Mindry hnrhcrn nnkinir for the pan- 
nage of nn ordinance prohibiting tho opening of 
barber chop-* on the Subbath, wan, on motion of* 
Aid. Shlmp, 

Laid on the tuhle. 

Petition of Thomas Armstrong, praying for the 
return ol money collected on a Bpecial assessment 
for widening the North Branch ; said work having 
never been executed, wag, on motion of Alder- 
man Bond 

Reterred to Committee on Local Assessments. 
Petition of T. B Bryan and others, asking that 
bathing in the l«ke be prohibited north of the 
I. C. R. R. Car Works. 
Referred to Committee on Judiciary. 
Petition of Po er Seller for a fireman's diploma. 
Referred to Committee on Fire and Water, 
aid. Shimp, by permiseion of the Council, in- 
troduced an order directing the Comptroller to 
ay the widows of the firemen recently killed on 
outh Water street, the sum of $500 each ; which, 
on motion of Aid. Gage, was 
Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 
REPORTS OP STANDING COMMITTEES. 

FINANCE. 

Aid. Bond, of Committee of Finance, to whom 
had been referred the petition of Jas. Cleland for 
emission ol street tax, reported adversely to the 
prayer ot the petition. 

On motion of Aid. Barrett, the report was 

Accepted and concurred in. 

Also, 

Of the same committee to whom had been re 
ferred the petition of Wm. Vocke. Clerk of the 
Police Court, In relation to his salary, reported 
that the matter was adjusted in the Appropriation 
Bill. 

On motion of Aid. Sherwin, the report was 
Accepted and concurred in. 

Also, 

Of the same committee reported m favor of pay- 
ing the bills for medical attendance upon John 
Powell, a police officer, injured in the cischarge 
of his duties. 

Alderman Holden moved to concur in the re- 
port : 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 
Ayes— Gage, Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, 
Barrett, Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, Kann, Hatch, 
Sherwin, Moore, Rafferty, Frisbee, Woodard, 
Talcott, Holden, Bixby, Bond, Russel, Gastfield, 
Frdnzen, Proudfoot, Hottinger, Ruh, Shackford, 
Woodman, Clark— 28. 
Noes— None 

Also, 

Of the same committee to whom had been re- 
ferred sundry bills incident to the funeral of the 
late President, reported in favor of allowing the 
following : G. M. Kimbark, $180 ; H. H. Knighte, 
$6 50 ; Larrabee & North, $4.00 ; Jacob Harris, 
$188.80. 

On motion of Aid. Holden, the report was 
Accepted and concurred in, by the following 
vote : 

Ayes— Gage, Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, 
Barrett, Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, Kann, Hatch, 
Sherwin, Moore, Rafferty, Fiisbee, Woodard, 
Talcott, Holden, Bixby, Bond, Russell, Gastfield, 
Franzen, Proudfoot, Hottinger, Ruh, Shackford, 
Woodman, Clark— 28. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

Of the same Committee to whom had been re- 



ferred the blllH or Gen. N. B. Bul'ord and I). C. 
Cre^'ier lor expeimen Incurred at the funeral of 
the lute 1'rcndeut, reported adversely to tho 

MOOi 

Aid. QsgC moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 

AlfO 

Or the namo Committee Hubmitted the following 
renort: which on motion ol Aid. K (inn, was 

Laid over und ordered published. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chi- 
cago, in common Council uttHtjnbUd : 
Your Commi'tee on Finance to whom wa« re- 
ferred the report und ordinance ol the Bourd of 
Public Work" concerning ncwerH having had tho 
same under advisement, beg leave to report In lu- 
vor of tho paBHjfe of the ordinance and locution 
of the Bowers as reported. The Committee would 
recommend fhut four bondB be added for the 
completion of West Polk street sewer, west to 
Vernon Park, and would recommend the word 
11 four" bo added after the words ono hundred and 
fifty, bo that the ordinance will read one hundred 
and fifty-four bonds, &c. 

Respectfully submitted. 

L. L. Bond, ) Committee 

Chas. C. P. Holden, V on 
< 'has. G. Wiokeb, ) Finance. 

An Ordinance authorizing the lseue of one bun- 
dred and fifty sewarage bonds of one thousand 
dollars each. 

Be it ordained by the Common Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Sec. 1. That the Board of Public Works be, and 
tbey are hereby authorized to iBsue one hundred 
and fifty sewerage bonus of the denomination of 
one thon«and dollars each, to be dated July let, 
1865, and payable in New York twenty- three years 
after the date thereof, with coupons for interest 
at the rate of seven per cent, per annum, papablo 
semi-annually in New York ; the said bonds to be 
issued in conformity with the provisions of the 
act of the General Assembly of the State of Illi- 
nois, approved February 13th, 1863, and entitled, 
"An act to reduce the Charter of the City of 
Chicago, and the several acts amendatory thereof, 
into one act, and to revise the same." 

Also, 

Of the same committee, submitted the follow- 
ing report, which, on motion of A d. Kann, was 

Laid over, and ordered published : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chi- 

cago, in Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was re- 
ferred the petition of D. S. He Golyer for payment 
of contract prfce for work done on West Lake 
street, having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report that there is still due said De 
Golyer on his contract for grading, &c, West 
Lake street, the sum of $2,651.13, and recommend 
the payment of the same out ot the general fund of 
the city. 

Respectfully submitted. 

L. L. Bond, 1 Committee 

Chas. C. P. Holden, > on 
Chas. G. Wiokeb, ) Finance. 

Also, 

Of the same Committee to whom had been re- 
ferred the petition of Terence O'Brien for remis- 
sion of taxes, reported in favor of granting the 
prayer of the petitioner. 

Aid, Barrett moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed, by the following vote : 
Ayes— Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, 
Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, Kann, Hatch, Sher- 
win, Moore, Rafferty, Frisbee, Woodard, Talcott, 
Hclden, Bixby, Bond, Russell, Gastfield, Franzen, 
Proudfoot, Hottinger, Ruh, Shackford, Woodman, 
Clark-27. 

Noes— Shimp— 1. 

PRINTING, 

Aid. Russell, of Committee on Printing, to 
whom had been referred a preamble and resolu- 
tion in relation to the job printing of the city, 
reported in favor of the adoption of the resolu- 
tion without the preamble. 



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Aid. Talcott moved to concur in the report, and 
adopt the resolution!. 
The resolution was adopted as follows : 
Resolved^ By the Common Council that all the 
job printing required by the several departments 
of the city government for the present fiscal year 
he let to the lowest responsible bidder. 

LICENSES. 

Aid. Wicker, of Committee on Licenses, to 
whom had been referred the petition ofMathias 
Hoff for a free license to peddle fruit, reported 
adversely to granting the same. 

On motion of Aid. Gage, the report was 

Accepted and concurred in. 

Also, 

Of the same committee reported in favor of 
granting a free license to peddle trinkets to Law- 
rence Murphy. 

Eeport accepted and concurred in. 

Also, 

Of the same committee, reported in favor of 
granting a free license to pedale books and pic- 
tures to Charles Understeln. 

Report accepted and concurred in. 

Also, 

Of the same committee, reported adversely to 
erantirg a free licen-e to peddle dentifrice to 
Lewis Sheets. 

Report accepted and concurred in. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS S. D, 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys S. D., to 
whom had oeen referred an ordinance for the 
construction of a sidewalk on the north side of 
Tnirty first street, from Cottage Grove avenue to 
the Idinois Central Railroad grounds, reported in 
favor of the passage of the same. 

Aid. McRoy moved to concur in the report and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Aid, Ga« e, Knickerbocjier,Shimp, Carter, 
Barrett, Wicker, McRoy, Wilwarth, Kann, Hatch, 
Sherwin, Moore, Rafferty, Frisbee, Woodard, 
Talcott, Holden, Bixby, Bond, Russell, Gastfleid, 
Franzen, Proudfoat, Hottinger, Rub, Shackford, 
Woodman, Clark— 28. 

Noes— None. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, N. D, 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, N. D., to 
whom had t>een referred an Ordinance for the con- 
struction of a sidewalk on the south side of Divis- 
ion street, trom Wolcott s'reet to east line of lot 
two in north half of block one, section 3, 39, 14, 
reported in favor of the passage of the tame. 

Aid. Talcott moved to concur in the report and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Aid. Gage, Knicker Docker, Shimp, Carter, 
Barrett, Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, Kann, Hatch, 
Sherwin, Moore, Rafferty, Frisbee, Woodard, Tal- 
cott, Holden, Bixby, Bond, Russell, Gastfield* 
Franzen, Proudfoot, Hottinger, Ruh, Shackford, 
Woodman, Clark— 28. 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of the passage of an ordinance 
for the construction of sundry private drains in 
Kinzie, Wolcott and BushnelPs Additions. 

Aid. Talcott moved that the report be concurred 
in and the ordinance passed. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, 
Barrett, Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, Kann, Hatch, 
Sherwin, Moore. Rafferty, Frisbee, Woodard, Tal- 
cott, Holden, Bixby, Bond, Russell, Gasifield, 
Franzen, Proudfoot, Hettinger, Ruh, Shackford, 
Woodman, Clark— 28. 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of the passage of an ordinance 
for the construction of a sidewalk on the west eide 
of Halsted street, from Willow street to Centre 
ftreet. 

Ad. Talcott moved to concur in the report and 
pa*s toe ordinance. 
The motion prevailed by the following vote : 



Barrett, Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, Kann, Hatch, 
Sherwin, Moore, Rafferty, Frisbee, Woodard, 
Talcott, Holden, Bixby, Bond, Russell, Gastfleid, 
Franzen, Proudfoot. Hottinger, Ruh, Shackford, 
Woodman, Clark— 28. 
Noes— None. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of the pa=sa?e of an ordi- 
nance repealing the ordinance for planking the 
alley in block 16, Butler, Wright & Webster's ad- 
dition, and block 17, Newberry's addition, passed 
April 25th, 1865. 

On motion of A.ld. Clark, the report was concur- 
red in, and the ordinance passed. 

Also 

Reported in favor of the passage of an ordinance 
for the construction of a sidewalk on the north 
side of Division street, from Clark street to Wol- 
cott street. 

On motion of Aid. Ruh the report was con- 
curred in and the ordinance passed by the follow- 
ing vote : 

Ayes— Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, Shimp,;Carter, 
Barrett, Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, Kann, Hatch, 
Sberwm. Moore, Rafferty, Frisbee, Woodard, 
Talcott, Holden, Bixby, Bond, Russell, Gatsfield, 
Franzen, Proudfoot, Hottinger, Ruh, Shackford 
Woodman, Clark.— 28. 

Noes— None. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, W. D. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. D., 
reported in favor of the passage of an ordinance 
for the construction of a sidewalk on the north 
side of Twe lth street, from Desplaines street to 
Halsted street ; which, on motion of Aid. Talcott, 
was 

Referred back to the same Committee. 
Also, 

Reported in fiavor of the passage of an ordi- 
nance for the construction of a sidewalk on both 
sides o? Morgan street, from Jackson street to 
Van Buren street. 

Aid. Talcott moved to concur in the report and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, Shimp, Car- 
ter, Barrett, Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth', Kann, 
Hatch, Sherwin, Moore, Rafferty, Frisbee, Wood- 
ard, Talcot% Holden, Bixby, Bond, Russell, Gast- 
fleid, Franzen, Proudfoot, Hottinger, Ruh, Shack- 
ford, Woodman, Clark— 28. 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of the passage of an ordi- 
nance for the construction of a sidewalk on the 
west eide of Desplames street, from Twelfth street 
to DeKoven street. 

Aid. Kann moved to concur in the report and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote: 

Ayes— Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, Shimp, Car- 
ter, Barrett, Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, Kann, 
Hatch, Sherwin, Moore, Rafferty, Fnsbee, Wood- 
ard, Talcott, Holden, Bixby, Bond, Ru?sell, Gast- 
fleid, Franzen, Proudfoot, Hottinger, Ruh, Shack- 
ford, Woodman, Clark— 28. 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of the passage of an ordi- 
nance for opening an alley from Van Buren street 
to Tyle*Btreet, through Block 2*, Duncan's addi- 
tion. 

Aid. Holden moved to concur in the report and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote. 

Ayes— Aid. Wage, Knickerbocker, Sbimp, Car- 
ter, Barrett, Wicker, McRoy, Wilmartb, Kann, 
Hatch, Sherwin, Moore, Rafferty, Frisbee, Woo- 
dard, Talcott, Holden, Bixby, Bond, Russell, 
Gastfleid, Franzen, Proudfoot, Hottinger, Ruh, 
Shackford, Woodman, Clark— 28. 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of the passage of an ordinance 
for the construction of a sidewalk on the south 
side of Bunker street, from Jefferson street to 

piiiiL/.s street. 



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Aid. Tnlcott rin»v< d that the report lie concurred 
In, and the ordiiiiiiii •■ wan pu»«e i. 
'I lie in Hon prevailed hy 'lie following vote : 
\>i Knickerbocker, Sblmp, Otrtci W ck 

■ r, HcRoy, W il'imrtli, Ktim QttC I. Rbdl 

w i , Moore, Raffcrtf im-im-. Woodard, 
Tilcott, U" den. Blxbv, Bond, Bout U, Oeitfl Id, 
Kriiitz* i , I'roudrooi Boittsger, Rub, BbMkfbrd, 

VI OOdBltD. I I rk-jfl. 
AorH (JMiie, B.irrett— 2. 

Aid. 1'iark, by p rmi**:on of the Council, cried 
up Wie Ordinance lor puvintr nltn " woodrn blocK 
p ivenn nt," Michigan ItfOCt, b< twet u Ottl uud 
t'lmk -iri ct-. laid over and ordered published 
April Klb, l8flK, ai'd movd Uk DCJftagOi 

The motion pi< vullid, by the following vote: 

Affit—Q*gQ\ Knickerbocker, Shimp, Cart< r, 
Harr.lt, Wicker, McBOf. '* nrnartli, K'Uin, Hutch, 
Slurwin, Moore, ItillVrty, Prltbee. Woodard, 
i'alcoM, liixiiy, Bond, BoiMll, Ga«tfluld, Franz, n, 
Proudfoot, llottiij^er, Uuh, Hhackioid, Woodman, 
C.urk— 27. 

Aors — Hidden— 1. 

Also, 

An ordinance for widening Green Bay ?treet, 
near Elm street, and moved i'f passage: 

Tbe motion pr*vaih d, by the following vote: 

Ayts— Gage, Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter. 
BHtrett, Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, Kann. Hatch, 
Sberwin, Moore, Raffertv, Frisbee, Woodard. Tab 
coti, Holden, Bixhy, Bond, Russell, Gastfield, 
Frmzeo, Proudfoot. Hottintrer, Rub, Shacklord, 
Woodman, Clark— 28. 

So<-8— None. 

BRIDEWELL. 

Aid. Gnge, of Commutee on Bridewell, submit 
ted the following report : 

To the Mayor and Common Council of the City 
of Chicago : Your Commiiiee on Brinewell re- 
spectfully represent, 

That ii is imperatively cedessary thit grounds 
be purcbHS' d and a bu\lding trected for a new 
' City Brlr*eWe;]. 1 Tbe loca'ion of ground is of 
prime impDrtance. It should depend tomcwhit 
npon how the Inmates are to be tmp'oyed in the 
future A large portion ot 'hose now in the 
Bridewell are women, and soce of tbemhave been 
there three-quarters of the t me for years. These 
persons, and &1 1 others, should be constantly em- 
ployed, even if their iat)or is not remunerative ; 
bat we unders^nd that ,n similar institutions 
their tabor is productive, :md in some instances 
pave all expenses attending their care. 

A suitible building shou ri oe erected of suffi- 
cient capacity to take care of an increased num- 
ber fro Ti what we now have, and so constructed 
that addition, may he made m accoidance with fu- 
tu re requirements. 

Greit care should be used in both location and 
construction, as an error on these will work great 
injury. 

We have no place or plan to suggest, for the 
reason that we lack knowledge of wnat is best to 
do, and re'pectfuhy recommend that the Council 
appoint a commiseion. consisting of two of its 
member-, together with a competent arcbitect, 
whose duty it shall re to visit some r-f the leading 
cities of the Union, and obtain information in re- 
gard to ihe proper > uildtng, tbe mode of teatment 
and employment of tbe inmates ; ana such knowl. 
edge as will enable the Council to act wi'ha 
thorough understanding of the rubject- 

The cost of this Commission need not be large, 
nor need much time be lost, and we oelieve that 
tbe information obtained will be very useful and 
important. 

Geo. W. Gage, l n „ mml(tD . 
M. Talcott. f Committee. 
Aid. Gage moved 'he adoption of the report. 
Which motion prevailed by the following vote : 
Ayes— Gage, Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, 

Barrett, Wicker, McRoy, Wilnnrth, Kami, Hatch. 

Sherwin. Moore, Eafferty, Frisbee, Woodard, 

Holden, Bixhy, Bond, Proudfjot, Hottinger, Rub, 

Snackford, Woodman, Clark— 24. 
Noes— Talcott, Russell, Gastfield, Franzen— 4 
Aid. Wicker moved that the committee consist 

of Aldermen Gage and Talcott. 



The motion prevailed. 

On motion of Altlerm'iri Woodurd, Iho Select 
Committee WMt b Itrnct^d to neiect a competent 
nretiiie t to uc oinpaiiy tin in if they thought It 
i ( ternary 

KEI'OKTH OF O FFIOEKfl . 

By Herniation ki the Council, the following r«- 
porteend ordinance! iron 'ne Bourd of Puuiic 

vVorkc wi re reiH t»y tb>: rk : 

A coiii'iiu'ii'-atloii reeommendln(r an amend- 
ment of th-: aoproprlutiou rnjl In relatiou to tbe 
nalurle- of frridfffl tenners; which, on motion of 
Aid. Bond, wai 

Liid on the ta 1 )e temporarily ; to be taken up 
with the appropriation bill. 

An ordinance tor the construction of a slicwalk 
on both fiden of Tyl-r street from Rouey street to 
Hoyue street. 

Al^o, 

An ordinance 'or planking the alley In south 
part of block 4:1, Scboo". Sec, addition. 

A so, 

An ordm^Lce for planking the alley in block *7, 
school sec. addition. 
Referred to Commlttc on Streets and Alleys, 
West Division 

Au ordinanC'; for the construction of a s ; deva!k 
on the nortti hide of Fourteenth Btreet, fro n State 
street to Michigan avenue. 

R-ferred to Committee on Stree's and alleys, 
South Division. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS 

Aid. Woodman called up the ordinance for curb- 
ing grading hvd pavintr Dearborn street from 
Mod son street to Monroe street, lain on the tab e 
Jnoe 5th, 1865; and moved its pastaee. 
The n?ot'.on prevaUed by 'he fo lowing vote ; 

Ayes— Aid. Gage, Ka ckerbocker, Shimp. Car- 
ter, Barrett, Wicker, McKoy, Wiimarih, Kann, 
H^tcb, Sherwin, Mot.re, Rafl>rty, Frisbee, Woor- 
ard, Ta cor, Holden, Bixny, Bond, Russell, Fran- 
z^n, Proudfoot, Knh, Shucktord, Woodman, 
Clark— 26. Nota .None. 

Aid. Ho den ca'led upihe ordinance making the 
general appropriations for the year 1865. 

MISCELLANEOUS BUSINES8. 

The Mayor anrouoced th»tin conformity with 
the request ot the Board of Public Works he had 
appointed WiMtem P. Comsiock a special con- 
stable ; and asbed the coancil to confirm tbe ap- 
pointment. 

Aid. Holden moved ttiat the appointment be 
confirmed. Carrie'l. . 

Ad. Shimp introduced the following order, 
which was passed: 

Ordered^ That tbe committee appointed by our 
German citizens for the purpose of receivine the 
82d Hlinols regiment, (b'tter known a« the 2d 
Hcker regiment) be permitted to u*e the torches 
belonging to the city of Chicago, and at present in 
tbe hands of Aid . Carter, 

Aid. Wicker introduced an ordinance for the 
sale of certain property in the North Division, 
wnich was, on motion of Aid. Bond. 
Referred to Committee on Judiciary. 
Aid. Tateott ca.ledup tbe ordinance authorizing 
the laying down of a horse railway on Indiana 
avenue, )sid over and pu^lish j d Miy 29lh, acd 
calied lor the previous question upon u 

Aid. Ho den moved tbat the Council do now ad- 
journ and upon tnat motion demand- d the aye? 
and noes. The motion was los- hy the fo lowing 
vote: 

Aves— Aids Knickerbocker, Shimp, Cirter, 
McRoy, Kann, Sherwin, Rafferty,Fr is bee, Holdm, 
Rub— 10. 

Noes— Alas G ge, Barrett, Wicker, Wiimartb, 
Hatch. Moore, Woodard, Talcott, Bixby, Bond, 
Russel', Gastfield,' Proudfoot, Hott'nger, Shack- 
ford, Woodman, Clark— 17. 

Aid. McRoy moved to lay the substitute offered 
hy Aid. Gage upon the ta Die. 

A'd. Kann demanded the ayes and noes. The 
motion was 'ost by the loilowing vote: 

Ayes— Aldi-. Knickerbocker, Carter, McRoy, 
Kann, Sherwin, Kifferty, Frisbee, Holden, Rua- 
sell, Hottinger, Ruh— 11 



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Noes- Aids. Gage, Barrett, Wicker, Wiimarth, 
Hatch. Moore, Woodard, Talcott, Bixby, Bond, 
Ga-ttield, Pioudfoot, Shacklord, Woodmao, dark 
—15. 

Aid. Bond offered the following amendment to 
the 8econa section : 

Provided, That this ordinance sba 1 ! cease to be of 
any force and effect from and after the 15th day of 
September, A. D , 1865, and provided farther that 
if said State Fair shall be postponed that this or- 
dinance shall remain in force for and until three 
days after the close of said lair in the yeir A. D., 
1865. 

Aid. Bixby moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

Aid. Talcott demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion was lost bv tie following vota: 

Ayes.— Aid. Knickerbocker, Carter, Raffer'y, 
Holden, Bixby, Hottlnger and Run— 7. 

Noes— did. Gage, Barrett, Wicker, McRoy, Wil- 
martb, Kanu, Hatch, Sberwin, Moore, Frisbee, 
Woodard, Talcot% Bond, Rus&ell, Gastfield, 
Proudloot, Shackford, Woodman and Clark— 19. 

Aid. Gage moved to lay the amendment of Aid. 
Bond upon 'he table. 

Aid. Holden demanded the eyes and noes. 

Tbe motion wis lost by the fol o wing vote : 

Ayes— Aid. Gage, Barrett, Wiimarth, Hatch, 
Frisbee, Talcott, Gastfieid and Wood cum— 8. 

Noes— Aid. Knickerb cker, Carter, Wicker, 
McRoy, Kann, Sherwin, Moore, Rafferty, Wood- 
ard, Holden, Bixby, Bond, Russell, Proudfoot, 
Hottioger, Ruh, Shackford ana Clark— -8, 

A:d. Kann moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ notil 8 o'clock Tueeday evening. 

Aid. Holden demanded tae ayes and noes. 

The motion yps lost by the following vote : 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Carter, Kaon, Sher- 
win, Rafferty, F'risbee, HoldeD, Bixby, Hottinger, 
Rah and Sbackford— 11 

Noes— Gage, Barre't, Wicfeer, McRoy, Wii- 
marth, Hatcb, Moore, Woodard, Ta'cott, Bond, 
Rnssell, Gastfield, Proudfoot, Woodman and 
Clark— 15. 

Aid. Woodman moved that 'hti amendment of- 
fered by Aid. Bond be adopted. 
This motion prevailed. 

Aid Knickerbocker offered tbe following 
amendment to be added to section 1 : 

"And that track? or railways be laid on said 
Indiana avenue and Sta e street, to the City 
limits.' 1 

Aid. Woodman moved to lay the amendment 
upon the tible. 

Aid. Kinn demanded *he ayes and noes. 

The motion of Aid. Wo:dman prevailed by the 
followioe vote: 

Ayes— Aid. Gage., Carter, Barret*, Wicker, Wii- 
marth. Hatch, Moore, Frisbe*, Woodard, Tal- 
cott, Holden, Bixby, Bond, Rasseii, Gastfield, 
Proudfoot, Hottinger, Rah, Shackford, Wood 
m n, dark— 21. 

Noes— Aid. Knickerbocker, McRoy, Kann, 
Sherwin, Rjfferty— 5. 

Aid Gage moved tne previous qu°stion. 

Ale. Wicker demanded the ayes and noes. 

The call for the previous question was sustain- 
ed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Aid. Gage, Barrett, Wicker, Wilroartb, 
Hatch, Moore, Frisbee, Woodard, Talcott, Bond, 
Rus?ell, Gastfield, Proudfoot, Ruh, Shackford, 
Woodman, Clark— 17. 

Noes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Carter, McRoy, 
Sherwin, Rafferty, Holden, Bixby, Holtinger— 9 

Aid. Woodman moved toe passage of the sub- 
stitute as amended, and demanded the ayes and 
noes. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Aye*— Aid. Gage, Barrett, Wicker, Wiimarth, 
Kann, Hater , Moore, Frisbee, Woodard, Talcott, 
Holden, Bixb?, Bond,Gastfield, Proudloot, Shack, 
lorfl. Woodman, Clark— 17. 

No es— Knickerbocker, Carter, McRoy, Kann, 
Sherwin, Rafferty, Russell, Hottinger, Ruh— 9. 

Tbe following is the ordinance as passed : 
AN ORDINANCE to promote the construction of 

Horse Riilways to the Pablic Fairs. 



Be it ordained by the Common Council of the 
City of Chicago : 

Sbo. 1, That in order to afford increased and 
competent facilities for going to and from the 
public fair grounds in the southern suburbs of 
said city, the Chicago City Railway Company is 
hereby authorized to use, in extending its rail- 
ways on Indiana Avenue and State stieet, in said 
city, the pattern of rail therefor known as the 
Cleveland City Pattern, ail which rails to be so 
used on said streets 10 have a tram of not less 
than three inches in width, and to be laid within 
three months from the passage hereof. 

2. Tbatthe said Chicago City Railway Company 
ehall be authorized to collect and receive as fare 
for each passenger conveyed by it for any such 
fair, the sum often cents. The cars actually used 
for the purpose aioresaid, and those only, shall be 
proper'y designated, but shall not be so appro- 
priated as to interfere with the ordinary street 
travel, and the cairiaee thereof. Nor sball any- 
thing nerein contained be deemed in any manner 
to authorize said company to charge a sum ex- 
ceeding five ct-nts as to any other passengers than 
those carried for said fairs. Provided that this 
ordinance sball cease to be of any force and effect 
izom and af/er the 15tb day of September A. D. 
Is65 ; ana provided farther, that it sain State Fair 
shall be postpoaed, than this ordinance shall re- 
main in torce for and until three days after the 
close of ea'd fair in the year A. D. 1865 

Aid. Hottinaer offered the following resolution : 

Resolvea, That the Mayor shall appom a com- 
mittee, consisting of five Aldermen, with power 
to act, for the reception, of our t>rave soldiers, 
who are now returning to us, an i that the neces- 
sary mnds be appropriated for that purpose, in 
the name of the city of Chicago. 

Ad. Hatcb, Sberwin, Moore, Rafferty and 
Friabee were excused and r**tir<.d. Tne resolu- 
t on offered by Alderman Hottinger was then 
passed by ayes and no* s, as fo' ows : 

Ayes,— Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, Carter, 
Barrett, Wicker, McRoy, Wiimarth, Kann, 
Woodard, Talcott, Ho'den, Bixby Bond, Russell, 
Gastflhld, Proudloot, Hottinger, Ruh, Shack- 
ford, Wo d man, Ciark. 21. 

Noe*.— None. 

And the chair appointed, AM. Huntley, 
Woodman, Talcott, 5>himp and Gage as such 
committee. 

Aid. Holden moved to reconsider the vote taken 
upon the passage of the o-dmance for the construc- 
tion of a railway upon Indiana avenue. 

Aid. Talcott moved to lay the last motion upon 
the table. Carried. 

Aid. Russeil offered the following resolution, 
which was adopted: 

Resolved, That the Committee on Fire and Wa- 
ter be instructed to inquire into tbe cause of ihe 
delay in giving the alarm of fire on the night ot 
the late disastroa* fire on South Water street. 

Aid Bond offered the following resolution: 

Whereas, It appear? certain parties are exhib- 
iting " side shows" in the vicinity of the Sanitary 
Fair, without license from the city ; it is there- 
lore 

0> dered, That sa'd parties be and are hereby 
allowed to con inue said shows witbout license dur- 
ing tie continuance of said Sanitary Fair, wben 
toe proceeds or a portion of the same are for the 
benefit of the Fat. 

Referred to the Mayor and Comptroller with 
power to act. 

A'd. Clark offered the following resolution and 
moved its passage : 

Whereas, Tbe Ordinance or Ordinances pro- 
viding for the closing ol drinking saloons and 
other places of dissipation on the Sabbath day is 
ignored by a great number of the keepers of such 
places of dissipation, thereby seriously endanger- 
ing the security of life and property, and working 
great detriment to the morali y of the citizens of 
Chicago, 

Resolved, That the Mayor and the Board of Po- 
lice be requeued to cause the enforcement of such 
Ordinance or Ordinances without mrther delay. 

Resolved, That the Mayor aonom* a committer 



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of three, who In conjunction with th« Cl'.y Attor- 
ney, ■hill aa soon hp pofcinltj report whether an? 
.nrih< r le-ctalatton by thu Clt> Council In requlr. <1 
on this inbJecL 

Aid. Hub moved to lay thu reioluMon offered bj 
Aid ('lurk upon the table. 

A'd. (Jure moved to lay over and publleh. 

The mutlon of Aid. Ua^e prevailed. 



Aid. Gape moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ until b o'clock on Tue-day evening, to take 
up the report of the Committee on Flnince innk 
ing appropriation* tor the pn-rent municipal year. 

The motion prevailed, and the 

Council adjournal. 

A. H. BODM AN, City Clerk. 



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Chicago, J\me 14= and 16, 1865. 



OFFICIAL REP 



JUNE 14th, 1865. 

Present— His Honor Mayor Rio, and Aldermen 
Gage, Knickerbocker, Stnmp, Uarter, Wicker, 
WilHiarth, Kann, Moore, Wcodard, Talcott, 
Holden, Bizby, Bond, f?us«el), Huntley, Gast- 
field, Proudfoot, Hottinger, Ruh, Shackford, 
Woodman and Clark. 

Aid. KaDn called up the appropriation bill, laid 
over ana published June 5th. 

Aid. Ta cott moved that tbe Council go into 
committee of the who e on this bill. Carried. 

On motion of AW. Talcott, A d. Woodard was 
appointed Chairman of the Committee. 

After discussing" the bill the Committee rose 
and reported progress; whereupon 

Aid. Holden moved that the Council do now 
adjourn until Friday, June 16th, at 8 o'clock p. m. 

Tbe motion prevailed, and tbe Council stood 
adjourned. 

A. H. BOD MAN, City Clerk. 



JUNE 16th, 1865. 



PRESENT. 



His Honor, Mayor Rce, and Aldermen Gage, 
Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, Wicker, McRoy, 
Wiictartb, Kann, Mooie, Woodard, Taicott, 
Holden, Bixby, Bon^, Russell, Huntley, Gastfield, 
Proudfoot, Hottinger, Rub, Lawson, Shackiord, 
and Clark. 

Aid, Ruh moved to adjourn for the purpose of 
receiving the returning Illinois soldiers. 

Aid. Carter moved to lay the moiion on the 
table. Carried. 

The Clerk, by permission of the Council, read 
the following communication from Walter Kim- 
ball, City Comptroller : 

Comptroller^ Office, I 
Chicago, June 16, 1865. ) 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chica- 
go, in Common Council assembled : 
My attention has been called to the ordinance 

Sassed by the Common Council on the 9th day of 
anuary last, entit ed "an ordinance for the va 
cation of that portion of Adams street lying be 
tween Canal street and the south branch of the 
Chicago river, and for the construction of a tun 
nel at Washington street; 1 ' and also an ordinance 



passed by the Council en the 25th day of March 
iast, entitled ''an ordinance for the appropriation 
of the proceeds of one hundred bonds for tbe con- 
struction of a tannel Washington street, in ac- 
cordance with the ordinance passed January 9*h, 
1885." After havin*> examined said ordinances as 
to f be legality of the issuing tbe bonds by the 
Mayor and Comptroller, and my receiving the 
twenty thousand do.lars proposed to be paid by 
'he Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne & Chicago Railway 
Company, atd the eighty tfiou°and dollars sub- 
scribed, or to be subscribed, as stated in the ordi- 
nance of January 9th, I submitted the subject to 
the Corporation Counsel for his op nion on the 
ordinances passed as aforesaid, granting the au- 
thority to issue said bonds and receiving by me 
the money therein named. The opinion of the 
Corporation Counsel, in which I coincide, I here- 
with enclose and make a part of this communica- 
tion, leaving jour honorabie body to take such 
action in the premises as may seem proper. 
Respectfully submitted, 

Walter Kimball, 

Comptroller. 

Office of Counsel to Corporation, f 
Chicago, June 15th, 1865. J 
Walter Kimball, Esq., Comptroller, &c: 

Sir:— You a«k me whether under the ordinance 
alleged to have been passed by the Common 
Council on the 9th day of January, A. D., 1865, 
entitled " an ordinance for the vaca ion of that 
portion ot Adam* street, lying between Canal 
street, andj'he south bra nch oi the Chicago river 
»nd tor the construction of a tunnel at Washing- 
ton street," and an ordinance alleged to bavo 
been passed by sa d Council on the 25th cay o 
March, A D., 1865, entitled " an ordinance for the 
appropr ation of the proceeds of one hundred 
bonos, for the construction of a tunnel at Wash- 
ington street, in accor ance with the provisions 
of sn ordinance, passed by the Common Council 
on the 9th day of January, A. D., 1865," is it prop- 
er and legal for you to receive 
the $20,000 in the first supposed ordi- 
nance proposed to be paid by the Pitts- 
burgh, Eort Wayne and Chicago Railway Compa- 
ny, and the SB8it,()00 subscribed, or to be subscrib- 
ed, as contemplated, bv the first named act, and 
a so to issue the bonds thereunder. 

Although the first named ordinance, in its title, 
purports, among other things, to be an ordinance 
" for the construction of a Tunnel at Washing- 
ton street, ' I cannot find in it any positive un- 
doubted provision for the construction of sucn a 
tunnel, nor does the subsequent confirmatory or- 
dinance remedy this defect, or attempt to do it. 

But, had the Common Council, by appropriate 
and apt language, authorized the construction of 



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the contemplated umnol, by It* ordinance of Jnn 
inry 0, L866] itlll III action In thut rmpect would 
hav« * er u Illegal ail') vol<i, lor tho tuuhol that ut 
it hi time, i o authority tiad been r.onfitrrud on It 
to provide lor tho hulldlng of a tui nil. It wum 
not in til Hie net amendatory ol tho charter 
approved February 15th, 1HM5, came In force, that 
in. CoVDOtl bid Hi'' power, to authorize ihe con- 
struction of n tunnel. 

A^tiui, 1 cannot Und, nor can I learn, that Hi" 
Com v on Council, clnce tho puH^nge <>f fuid 
an ci dm. nt, l avc in any way provided for or hii 
thonzed the building of h i id lunnel. Hcihc, I 
hin of tin- oii'inon, there 1h now no ordinance au 
thorlzinu 1 1» €> name. It. follows, then, that there 
1« no authority on. your p'irt to Ibbuc any bonds 
lor the c (instruction of n tunnel. 

It would aii-o Heetn. inevitably, to follow tint If 
the Pittsburgh, Port Wuync and Chicago Railway 
Company proposed to pay the 810,000 referred to, 
In that ordinance— to wit: of January 9lh, 1865, 
with the understanding that it was to provide as 
tar as it. would go, for tho construction ol a tun- 
nel at Wiii till p ton street, and that the same un 
dfretaLdlnt' existed as to the $80,000 subscription, 
thin you cannot properly receive those amounts 
or either o< them, lor the s<>me reason. 
Respectfully submitted, 

8. A.. Irwin, 
Coumel to the Corporation. 

Aid. Holden moved that ihe communica- 
tion be referred to Committee on Judiciary, and 
ordertd published. 

Aid. Talco t moved, en amendment, that the 
subiect be laid on the table until alter the passage 
ot the appropriation bill. 

Aid Holden demanded the ayes and noes. 

The moiion prevailed by the following 1 vote: 

Ayes— Aid Gage, KniCKerbocker, Carter, Bar- 
rett, Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, Kann. Moore, 
Woodard, Talcott, Bixby, Bond, Russell, Gastfleld, 
Proudtoot, Hottinger, Run, Lawson, Shackford, 
Clark-21- 

NoeB— Holden— 1. 

Aid. Talcott moved to amend the appropriation 
bill as reported by the Committee of the Whole at 
the last meeting, by making the amounts for street 
work the same as reported by Committee on Fi- 
nance. 

Aid. Holden moved to lay the motion on the ta- 
ble. 

Aid. Bond demanded the ayes and noes, \?hich 
reeulted as follows : 

A"d.Grage,Kann, Moore,Woodard, Holden, 
Russell, Gastheid, Proudfoot, Hottinger, Ruh, 
Sbackford— 11. 

Noes— Alderman Knickerbocker, Carter, Bar- 
rett. Wicker, McRoy, WiJmarth, Talcott, Bixby, 
Bond, Lawscn, Clark— 11. 

The vote bens? a tie, the Chair voted in the 
neeatlve ; so the motion was lost. 

Aid. Holden moved as an amendment that the 
amount appropriated lor street work in the West 
Division be f 40,000. 

Aid. Knickerbocker moved to lay the amend- 
ment on the table. 

A d. Holden demanded the ayes and noes. 

The mo'ion was carried by the following vote : 

Ayes— Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, 
Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, Moore, Woodard, 
Talcott, Bixby, Bond, Russell, Huntley, Gastfleld, 
Proudfoot, Hottinger, Ruh, Lawson, Shackford, 
Clark— 21. _ 

No e8— Aid. Kann, Holden— 2. 

Aid. Gage moved as an amendment to the amend 
ment to adoDt the amounts for street work, as re- 
ported by the Committee of the Whole. 

Aid. Russell moved as a substitute that the 
amounts be fixed as follows: West Division, 
$ 32,000 ; South Division, $27,000 ; Nor'h Division, 
$24,000; which substitute was, on motion of Aid. 
Gape, laid on ihe table. 

Aid. Gage called for the ayes and noes on the 
adoption of 'he tmendmentto the amendment. 

The motion was lost by the following vote: 

Ayes— Aid. Gage, Barrett, Kann,Moore,Hoiden, 
Hottinger, Ruh, Sbacfcford, Clark— 9. 

Noes— aid, Knickerbocker, Carter, Wicker, Mc- 



Kov, WPmarth, Woodard, Talcott, Bixby, Bond, 
RnMOll, Huntley, CaHtfleld, Proudfoot, Lawson— 
1 1 

Tho question recurring on the amendment of 
Aid, Ta'coli, Aid HoldCD moved to lay it on the 
table, and dunanded the ay« s and noes 

1 ho motion wan lOHt by tho following vote : 

Ayen— Aid. 'luge, Barrett, Kann, Moore, Holden, 
Hottinger. Kuti and Shack'ord— 8. 

A'"**— Aid. Knickerbocker, Carter, Wicker, Mc- 
Roy, WHmurth, Woodard. Talcott, B xhy, Bond, 
RuHHell, Huntley, (iaHtfleb), Proudfoot, Lawson, 
and Clark— 16. 

Aid. Holden a?ked for a division of the question. 

Aid. Gage moved to lay the ceqneftOD the table 

Aid. Holden demanded the ayen and noes. 

The motion wa« lont by the following vote: 

Ayes— \hi. Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, Wick- 
er, McRoy, Wilmarth, Talcott, ^Russell, Huntley, 
GaPtfleld and Proudtoot -11. 

Notn— Gage, Kann, Moore, Woodard, Holden, 
Btxbv, Bond, Hottincer, Rub, Lawson, Shackford 
and Claik— 12. 

Aid. Holden moved that the amount for the 
Wen Division be fixed Bt 186,000. 

Aid. Wi k"r moved that it be fixed at f 27,000. 

The question b^in? fir Ft upon ihe largest 
amount, Aid. Holden demanced the ayeB and 
noep. 

The motion was lost by the following vote : 

Aye*— Aid Gage, Kann, Moore, Holden, Ruh, 
Shakford-6. 

Noes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Carter, Birretr, 
Wicker, McRoy, Wil l arth, Woodard, Talco'.t,B(x- 
by, Bond, Russell, Huntley, Gastfleld, Proudfoot, 
Hot'inger, Lawson, Ciark— 17. 

Aid. Holden then demanded the ayes and noes 
on the motion of A';l. wicker. 

The mot'on prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Car'er, Barretl, 
Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, Woodard, Talcott, 
Bixby, Bond, Russell, Huntley, GastflUd, Proud 
foot, Uottineer, Lawson, Clark— 17. 

Noes— Aid- Gage, Kann, Moore, Holden, Ruh, 
Shackford— 6. 

Aid. Ruh moved to adjourn until Monday, June 
19th, at 8 o'clock p. m. 

Aid. Gage demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion was lost by the following vote : 

Ayes— Aid. Gage, Kann, Holden, Gastfleld, Ruh, 
Shackford- 6. 

Noes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, 
Wicker, McRoy, Wi'mirth, Moore, Woodard, Tal- 
cott, Bixby, Bond, Russell, Huntley, Proudfoot, 
Hottinger, Liwson, Clark— 17. 

Aid. Wicker moved *hat the amount for the 
South Division be fixed at $24,000. 

Aid. Kann moved that it be fixed at $32,000. 

Aid. Knickerbocker moved to lay the latter mo- 
tion on the table. 

A'd. Gage demanded the ayes and noes. 

The mo'ion prevailed by the following vote : 
Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Carter, Wicker, Mc- 
Roy, Wilmarth, Moore, Talcott, Bixoy, Bond, Rus- 
sell, Huntley, Gastfleld, Lawson, Clark.— 14. 

Noes— Aid. Gaee, Barrett, Kinn, Woodard, Hol- 
den, Proudfoot, Hottinger, Ruh, Shackford— 9. 

Aft r a lengthened debate, Aid. Holden moved 
to adjourn. 

Aid. Clark demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion was lost by the following vote : 

Ayes— Aid. Gage, Kahn, Holden, Rub — 4. 

Noes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, 
Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, Moore, Woodard 
Talcott, Bixby, Bond, Russell, Huntley, Gastfleld 
Proudfoot, Hottinger, Lawson, Shackford, Clark— 
19. 

The question recurring on the motion of Aid. 
Wicker, Aid. Holden moved to lay it on the table. 

Aid. Kann demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion was lost by rue following vote : 

Ayes— A\<i. Gage, Kann, Hjlden, Ruh— 4. 

JSoes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, 
Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, Moore, Woodard, 
Talcott, Bixby, Bond, Bussell, Huct'ey, Gastfleld, 
Proudioot, Hottinger, Lawson. Shackford, Clark 
—19. 

Jpl Russell called for the previous question. 



June 16,] 



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U863. 



Aid. Gage demanded the ayes and noes. 

The call was sustained by the following vote : 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, 
Wicker, McKoy, Wilmaith, Moore, Woodard, 
Talcott, Bond, Russell, Huntley, Gastfield, Hot 
tinger, Lawsor*, Clark— 16 

Noes— *id. Gag* 1 , Kann, Holden, Bixby, Proud- 
foot, Run, Shackford— 7. 

Aid- Kann demanded the ayes and noes on the 
motion of Aid. Wicker fixing the amount at 
$24, COO. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, 
Wicker, McRoy, Wilmartb, Moore, Woodard, 
Talcott, Bixby, Bond, Russell, Huntley, Gastfield, 
Horthiger, Lawson, Clark— 17. 

Noes— Aid„ Gage, Kann, Holden, Proudfoot, Ruh, 
Shackford— 6. 

Aid. Wicker moved that the amount for the 
North Division be fixed at $20,000. 

A d. Rah moved that it be fixed at $22,000. 

Aid. Lawson moved to iay the latter motion on 
the table. 

Aid. Ruh demanded the ayes and noes. 

Th?> morion prevaled by the following vote : 

Ays— Aid- Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, 
Wicker, WcRoy, Wilmarh, Moare, Woodard, 
Talcott, Bixby, Bond, Rasseil, HantJey, Gastfield, 
Lawson. Clark.— 16. 

Noes — Aid. Gage, Kann, Holden, Proudfoot, 
Hotting-r, Ruh, Shackford.— 7. 

The question recurring on the motion of Aid. 
Wicker, to fix the amount at $20,000. 

A'd. Clark demanded the ayes and noes. 

The morion prevailed by the folio wmg vote : 
Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, carter, Barrett, 
Wicker, McRoy, Wiimartb, Moore, Woodard, 
Td citt, Bixby, B ind, Russell, Huntley , Gast- 
field, Ho tmgcr, Lawson, Clark— 17. 

Noes— Aid. Gage, Kann, Holden, Proudfoo'., 
Rub, Sfeackford.— 6. 

AJd. K-n r > mov^d that the bill be passed as re- 
ported by the committee on Finance, except the 
pay of bridge tenners the appropriation for the 
Fire Department, and $46,5 io«* haefcor improve- 
ment. 

Aid. Woodard moved a« an amendment, that the 
bill be taken up and acted upon seriatim. 

Aid. Wnlmarth moved 10 iay the amendment 
on tne table. 

The motion was lost. 

The amendment of Alderman Woodard was then 
adopted 

Aid, Ho'den moved that the »moanfcfor " sala- 
ries" be nxed at $10,00". Carried. 

aid. Bond moved that the amount for printing, 
etc., be fixed at $3 500. Carried 

Aid Proudfoot moved to fix the amount for 
" temporary advances cn sidewalks" as follows : 
For* the South Division, $7,000 ; West Division, 
$8,000 ; North Division, $6,o00. 

Aid Wiimirth moved to lay the motion on the 
table. C«rrkd. 

Aid. Woodard moved thtt the amount be 
fixed as fol ows : West Division, $5,000; South 
Division, $4,000 ; North Division, $3,00u. Car- 
ried. 

Aid. Ho'den moved that the amounts for 
" street intersections," already ordered, and to 
be hereafter ordered, at $30,000 each. Carried. 

Aid. Wicker moved that the amount for 
"bridges" be fixed at $46,025. Carried. 

Aid. Holden moved that th<* amount for "dredg- 
ing channel at mouth of harbor," be fixed at 
$15,000. Carried. 

Aid. Gage moved that the amount for "dredg- 
ing- Sou'h Branch" be fixed at $23,000. Carried. 

Aid. Holrien moved that the amount for "repair- 
ing docks" be fixed at $1,000. Carried. 
IS Aid. Gastfield moved that the amount for 
"dred&ing out Goose Island" be fixed at $12,0i0. 
Carried. • 

Aid. Talcott moved that the amount for "har- 
bor master's salary, etc.,' be fixed at $1,700. 
Carried . 

Aid. Ho'den moved that the rates from marine 
and fire insurance pfremiumg oe appropriated for 
harbor and river improvements. Carried. 



Aid. Talcott moved that the amount " to com- 
plete pier extension" be fixed at $46,500. Car- 
ried. 

Aid. Woodard moved that the ' amount for 
" Court House and Square" be fixed at $1,000. 
Carried. 

Aid. Holden moved that the amount for " bell 
towers already erected" be fixed at $1,010. Car- 
ried. 

Aid. Ruh moved that 'he amount for " Armo- 
ry" be fixed at $550. Carried. 

Aid. Lawson moved that the amount for "North 
Market" be fixed at $500. Carried. 

Aid, Bixby moved that the amount for "Hospi- 
tal" be fixed at $200. Carried. 

Aid Bond moved to strike out the item for pub- 
lic water c osets at Court House, amounting to 
$250. The motion prevailed. 

Aid. B x»>y moved that the amount for " side- 
walks west side of cemetery grounds," be fixed 
at $1,500. Carried. 

Aid. Clark moved that the amount for "repairs, 
etc., at the old cemetery " be fixed at $3,000. Car- 
ried. 

Aid. Clark moved that the amount for " Dear- 
born Park " be fixed at $500. Carried. 

Aid. Woodard moved that the amount for 
" Jefferson Park " be fixed at $1,000. Carried. 

Aid. Gage moved that the amount for "Union 
Park" be fixed at $1,500. 

A'd. Ruh moved to lay the amendment on the 
table. 

Aid. Gage demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion prevailed by the follo wing vote : 

Ayes— Aid, Knickerbocker, McRoy, Moore, 
Woodard, Ta'cott, Bixby, Bond, Rttsseil, Huntley 
Gastfield Proudfoot, Hottinger, Ruh, Lawson, 
Shackford, Clark.— 16. 

Noes— Aid. Gage, Carter, Barrett, Wicker, Wil- 
marth, Kann, Ho den.— 7. 

Aid. Bond moved that the amount be fixed at 
$5,000, with the following proviso : 

Provided, that if the lands owned by the city, 
situated on North Clark street, are sold, the 
amount hereby appropriated for Lincoln, Union 
and Lake Parks shall be reduced to the difference 
between the amount realized from such sale, and 
the amount hereby specified for said Parks. 

Aid. Shacfcford moved to lay the proviso on the 
table, and catled lor the ayes and noes. 

The motion prevailed by the folic wing vote: 

Ayes— Aid. Kni kerbocker, McRoy, Kann, 
Woodard, Talcott, Russell, Huntley, Proudfoot, 
Hottnger, Ruh, Lawson, Shackford, Ctark— 13 

Noes— Aid. Gage, Carter, Barrett, Wicker, Wll- 
marth, Moore, Holden, Bixby, Bond, Gastfield— 10, 

A^d. Russell moved that the amount be fixed at 
$5,d00 ; and cal ed f jr the previous question. 

Aid. Barrett demanded the ayes and noes. 

The call was sustained oy the following vote : 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, McR3y, Wooaard, 
Talcott, Bixby, Russell, Huntley, Gastfield, 
Proudfoot, Hottinger, Ruh, Lawson, Shackford, 
Clark— 14 

Noes— Aid. Gage, Carter, Barrett, Wicker, Wil- 
maith, Kann, Moore, Holden, Bond— 9. 

Aid. Russell thereupon demanded the ayes and 
noes on the adoption of hit* motion. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Aid- Knickerbocker, McRoy, Woodard, 
Talcott, B»xby, Bond, Russell, Huntley, Gast- 
field, Proudfoot, Hottinger, Ruh, Lawson, Shack- 
ford, Clark— 15. 

Noes— MA. Gage, Carter, Barrett, Wicker, Wil- 
marth, Kann, Moore, Holden— 8. § 

Aid- Wicker moved that the amount for " Lin- 
coln Park" be fixed at $1,500. 

Aid. Clark moved to lay the motion on the ta- 
ble. 

Aid. Gage demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, McRoy, Woodard, 
Talcott, Ho'den, Bixby, Russell, Huntley, Gast- 
field, Proudfoot, Hottinger, Ruh, Lawson, Shack- 
ford, Clark— 15. 

Noes— Aid. Gage, Carter, Barrett, Wicker, Wii- 
martb, Kann, Moore, Bond— 8. 



4 



f IMS. 



Aid Ilnntlrr rrovrri that tbn amount be fired ut 
f It I'll, ' ikJ r»M'»t for I hi pr«\1oti»« f j >if- 1 10 n . 

Tbe call wan MtM'al iwl, w^cn-upm , 

Ad. caibd for (be »yu» and no*a on the 

ttfop Ion of A il H i. 1 1 ■ >'• fiiut on 
'J'tit- nn.iinn p ' < ■ v ii 1 1 1 • 1 1 i.y tin fJlowlnir Ton-: 
Ayt$ — Aid. Kbltk< rbocktr, McH'it, Kanr, 

Moon*, Woo-urd, Tn'mit. Ho cl«n, Htx-y, Unt il, 

Uur i I , Hill. II. y. On-tin ltl, Proudfoot, IIuttliiyiT, 

Kill-, l.swcot, NhacWtor<\ Clark— 18. 
Xo>s— Aid. (;a«e, Carter, Barrett, Wicker, Wll 

mtrtr— 6. 

Aid. Clark moved that ?ho nmount for "Wash 
i>i 1'irk" »>«• Cud at f l.CH <«•. Carr rd. 

A'd. TVcott moved 'hat the amount for " Lake 
P»rk" ' tlx o at W 

Ah!. Knli kerbocker moved to lay the motion on 
the iai>le. UtfTU (I. 

A d. Usge movid 'hat the amount he fixed fit 

•Mia 

Ad. McH( y mov. d to l»y the motion on 'be 
table. 

Tbr tpo'lon was ' opt. 

Aid. Knickerbocker moved, a? an urocn meot, 
l): i* ' amount, b fixed at f5.< 00. 

Aid. L wbon « evanden the styes an - * nors. 

1 he motion prevailed by be V Mowing vo'e : 

Ay** — Al". Uaye, Knickerbocker, Garter. 
tVirrvH, ^ickpf, >i Rov, vviim-rth. Moore, 
Wtiooard, T -lcott, lloldrn. Bixby, Bord. R^si-el), 
Huftlej, Hot' nger. Laweon, fenackt'ord, Cl.rk 
—19 

Xot*— Aid. Kunr. u?stfie»d. Ruh— 3 

A d. Holrten movrd tb»t for " F re Alarm Teie- 
pr po, " seven eights of rece pie from rate? or Fire 
insura* c-> premiume be appropriattd. C-.rrfd. 

Aid B xby moved that »be amount for ''Elec- 
tion Expanses'' be Used a' £2,0iH'. Carrier. 

aJa. Ciatk movf d that tbe amount tor "Legal 
Expenses n be fixed «t Si,U0U. Carr.ed. 

Aid. Clark moven tbst the amount for "Print- 
ing and Stationery, etc." be fixed at £ 5 068, — 
Carried. 

Aid. B'xby moved tbat tbe amount for "Record- 
er's kmrt" *e fixed it €18,0 0. Carried. 

Aid. Bixby moved th .it he amount for H conf.n- 
eent lun-v" oe fix^d at ?15.' lO. Carried. 

Ad B x v y moved ibv the amount for " Court 
Honse" ha tixec at £9*200. Carried. 

Alo. La*son move^ thai" 'he amouttfor '"Even 
kg S".hoo!s" be tixed at *b\<'U0 Carried. 

A. d. Aloore was txcuied bv the Chair, and re- 
tire'!. 

Aid. McRoy moved i*m the amount for 1 Police 
Justices" (last y<.ar) be 3xed at 524)00. Car 
ned. 

Aid. CHrk moved th-t the amount for "judg- 
ment" oe fixeo at tt WO. Car/ltd 

Aid, Claik moved tivt the amount lor"West 
L*ke street" ne fixed at $1«',000. Jarnea. 

Ad. Clark move i 'bat the amount for " Bride- 
well" te Sx--o at f 15,i 0". Oarrieo. 

Aid. L9«-r-on moved that the amountfor "Health 
Dtp mm-nt" be fixed at £9.000. Ca/ned. 

Aid. t o den movec to^t the talsry of tha " Mav 
or" ^e fix-d at W9J3U0. Corned 

Aid. B Thy tnoven tbat the ealsry of the " City 
Clexk" he fixed at £2,5 10. Carne .. 

A o. Rub amoved that tbe salary of the li Ci r y 
Clerk's Assistant" be fixed at 51,900. Cirriec . 

Aid . C &Tk m ,ved th t tbe salary of the '* Treas- 
urer" bp fixed Ht $2.c00. Carried. 

A d. Ruh mov^o hit tbe ea arv of the " Collec 
tor" 6x-d at £2,500. Carried. 

Aid Rch moven that the < oi'eetor be allowed 
for " C erk hire" tn? suoj of *4,t(ic. Carried. 

Aid, Ci irk movea ha T the salary of the " Comp- 
troller" bf fixed at ?3,5' ft. carried- 

Aid. Bixby moved t^at the salary cf t h e " Comp- 
troller's Fust Assistant" be fixed at £2,000. Car 
rifco. 

Aid. Bix^y movpd that tbe sa^ry of the "Comp 
trolJer's second Assis ant" be fixed at £l,0tU. 
Carii-o . 

A'd- Ciarkmovec that the sa'ary of the '■'Comp- 
trol.er's Thira Assistant 1 ' be fixed, at £S00. Car 
ried. 

Aid. Bixby moved ihatthe. salary cf the "Coun- 



fcl to the Corporation" be fixed at £3,f)< t>. Car 

ri« 

a Id. Huh mov. d that »b<' en'ary or the "City 

Alton.**?" fixed at f3.i<R C^rri d. 

Aid. Bon" moved tbtt th«t »a'ary of the " City 
Pby^irlan" b.- tlx»-d ut £l,(X0. l urrii d. 

Aid I.HH-on mnvivl that an aonnot rot excf-ed- 
\n* t'i' (i be tipproprlati o for " JMe jklnep." Car- 

rled. 

AM. B«xby mored tbat tbe »alarv of " Police 

JnMlri'x" be flx( d ai fir/Oiach. Carried. 

A d. Sbirklord moTcd that the euUrv of »he 
"pone- ( ii rk" r e flx*d at f Carr ed. 

Aid. B'.xiiv moved «ba» the Bridewell keeper be 
aHow< o a halary of £.'!(.<', and 8f rent! p«T meal for 
al<t»r>ir feet pri-onpr. thtt%90. 

Aid. Clark moved 'hat the B'Jury of the Recorder 
be flxen at 18,000. C irrled. 

Aid. K itin ii oved that tbe psJary oi the A-*pfHor 
of tne *outh Division r»e fixed a» Cirrted. 

Aid. Bix'-v moved tha* the sal ry of tte A?*e»- 
sorofhe vv>h- UivImot r-e fixed at f 1,20.1. car- 
ried. 

Aid Sbackrord mored that the paltry oft» e As 
•ear or of the Rartb riivt-tor. be fixed »t s^i,2 <» ; 
which mot oQ wae, on motion of Aid. Ilolden, 

I. aid on 'be ta^Ie. 

Alo Rnh movf-d tbat the salary be flx^d at £l,irx>; 
\\ t.irn wis on tnoti' n of Aid. Gice, 
L-4id on th j I - file. 

Tbe salary was tben fix°o at £l,0<'0, ae reported 
bv the Do cam tiee on Finance. 

Al". B^nd rn'ived 'hat tbe waef» oi "Bridge 
Tt-nders" be lixt-o in 'icr.ordance w th the sr.-b' e- 
u«e presented ly the Board of Public Works. 
Carried. 

Al". Tai cot T moved that a t<ix of three mills be 
appropriated for "6 hool-. 1 ' Cariied. 

Aid. Law-oo moved t h at a tax of two tmi one 
ha'f mil's, tbe unexptnded balirces of form-r an 
prooriations, an tbe proceed- of bo'>de hereafr-r 
authorized ta be i c sutd, be sppropnaud for 
"Sewe/ag-" Csrrieo. 

A.d B'.x^v njoved t^at a tax of one-ba'f of arc 
mtti ant 'he un^xpenoeo Ml-ince of last yevr 1 « 
^porcpnatiun 'e appropriated for the *' Relorm 
School " L'a^rivrd 

A'd. ralcoit moved that a rax of >wo mills be ap- 
propri;ter* b;r • street »T>ps " C-rried 

A'o. Wicker moved 'hot a t r *x of otf -hilf of one 
mill >e approprm'td .'tT " Ttmporary Loan." 
Carried. 

A't. Talcotr moved tb.ir a tsx cf one mill he ap- 
propriate tor " Singine Funo," Carried. 

A d. Holden moveo th^t a tax of o Ge and three- 
fourths mills be appropr.ated for "inttrest." 
Carried. 

On moao^ of Aid. Taicott th? appropriation for 
" v^ar Fand," amouttin? ro one mi 1, was str.ck- 
en out. 

Aid. YcRoy moved that S5,0f>0 be appropriated 
fr m ihe general fund:o provide for the reception 
ofretu'ted boIokxb- 

'Ihe m..t : on pr- vailed. 

Aid. Ho den tdov d tba + all snbscr'ptions, do 
rations ann tbe D r oceed- of bonds h^rea't^r to be 
issueo, be approp'-iated for the " Lake and With- 
mpM ?*r? et tunnels " Carried, 

Aid. Kann movec that a tax of t^ree and one- 
h;lf mlis r>e appropriated icr " Po ice," which 
motion was, on motion of A d. Wicker, 

Lsid on the taile, 

A'd.L wson moved that it be fixed at -hree 
mills. Carried. 

Aid. Holden moved tbat tbe sum ot 8153.5(H) 
be appropriated for •* Fire Division " Carried. 

A:d. Rolcen moved T be pa-ease of section 2. 
Carritd. 

Aid. Clsrk mcved the pjssase. of S'-ction 3. 
Carr ed 

Ala. Wicker moved 'he passage of sect on 4. 
Carried. 

Aid Talcot oCerec ar &coit : oca' section (sec- 
tion 5), which tra= elso adopted. 

Aid. Bonn moved that the orcmance be passed 
under the tine as reported by th^ Committee on Fi- 
nance. Carried. 



June i6J 



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ri865. 



Aid. HolcUn moved the passage of the bill as 
amended. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 
Ayes— Aid Kni kerbo^ker,Carter, Barrett, Wick- 
er, McRoy, Wilouartb, Woodar , Talcotc, Ho dec, 
B xby. Bona, RusseP, Hun'ley, Gastfitld, floiun- 
ger, Run, Lawson, ShicUord, Chrk— 19. 
Nof-s — A d. Gage, Kaun— 2„ 
The following is the ordinance as passed : 
An Ordin:nce making appropriations for the va- 
rious departments for the fiscal year, from April 
let, 1865, to Apn ! l?t. 1S66. 
Be it or daw d by the Common Council of the 
city of Chicago: 

Section 1- That the ft^lowmg named sums be, 
ana are Hereby appropriated for the objects herein 
specified : 

BOARD OF PUBLIC WOBKS. 

For th« Board of Public Work", m addition to 
the unexpended parts of ia? r year's appropriation, 
and including the proceeds of a permanent im- 
prove" ent tax of one &nd OT<e-fourth mil s, to ce 
hereafter levied. Three hundred and thirty one 
thousand, nine hundred and seventy fi'.e dollar*, 
as follow?; 

Stree' work, West Division ..§27 OtO 

street work, Sou'h Division 24,00u 

Street work, North Division 20 000 

f 71, ooo 

Salari°s.„.. 10i00 

Advertising, Printing and Stationery 3,50*J 
Temporarv advances on Sidewalks : 

West Division $5,000 

South Division 4,00'.' 

S ortb Division 3,0U< » 



Street Intersections ordered. 

Street inter?, ctione to be bereafttr 
oroered .... 

BRIDGES. 

Repair?, etc ,. 1S,.9(>0 

Covering chords t,l25 

Waier closet, ttc, Stale fetreet bridge ,&.'U 
P»y of Bridge Tenders 26,100 



12,000 
30,000 

80,010 



46 025 



RIVER AND BRANCHES,, 

Dredging channel atthenaouth of the 

h^roor. 15,0* 

Dredging So i*h Branch from iittlete'd 

ttreet to cjn-sl locks 23,000 

Repairing Docks. .„ 1,000 

Dredging out Goose Isiaud 12 4 100 

Harbor Master's salary and hoise- 
keeping : i,7i.O 



Also the rates from Marine Fire In- 
surance premiums for the improve- 
ment of the harbor md river. 

To complete pier exten sion 

PUBLIC GROUNDS AND BUILDINGS. 

Co^rt House 8nd Sqaare $1,1)00 

Bell Towers a ready erected 1,000 



52,700 
46,500 



Repairs, etc., Armory 550 

Repairs, etc., North Market 500 

Hospital on Cemetery ground 3 200 

Sidewalk w side^eme-.ery grounds 1,500 

R'Pii s, wage\ etc., ola cemetery 3,C00 

Dear bo 'n Park 500 

Jeffer-ou Park 1,000 

UjuionP-jrk 5,000 

Linco.tiPark K),0tO 

Washing ton Park...... 1,000 

Lake Park 5,000 

30,250—331,975 

GENEBAL EXPENSES. 

Fire Alarm Telegraph : for payment of certifi- 
cates issued, seven-eighths ot receipts from rates 
of fire it surance premiums. 
Elettion expenses: inspectors, clerks, 

blanks, etc 2,000 

Lesal expense? : Costs atd inctden'ala 1,000 

Priotina and Staiionerv : Couucil pro- 

ceeaif g*, advertising, blanks, tic 15,000 

Recorder's Court: fees, expenses, etc., ex- 

c usive of sansy of Recorder 18,000 

For r-ceivipg retarding soloiers 5,000 

Contingent Fuott— Subject' to th^ or 

derofrbe Mjjor and Comptroller. 15,000 
Court Home— City's oioportion for 

janitors, l';.ef, a''*', etc 2,200 

Evening Schoo's— For evening schools 6,000 
Miscellaneous — Appr coriatiou. ot last 
Council for Police .Justices.... ...$2,000 

Judgments . 7,000 

West Loke street, oider of last Coun 
cii 10,000 



-19,000 

tJride*:-ll— Rents, Dietin S<rary v er . 15,00u 

Heul'h Depar'ineijt — Scjven^ersr/ttc. 9,000 

SALARIES. 

Mayor 3,500 

City Clerk 2,500 

City Clerk's At»*ig*ant MOo 

City Treasurer 2,5''() 

City Ccli.eqtqr 2.500 

City Co'ltctor'e Aa-.istan s 4,000 

C'ty Comptroller 3,500 

First A-sistam do 2,000 

Secor*c do. do 1,000 

Third do. do 800 

CoruoratiOn ConaseJ. 3,0i 

City At! orcey , 3,100 

City Physician, not including tneoi- 

cmes....... 1,000 

For 'Vtedieuses, not exceeding 300 

Two Police Justices, each $1,500 3,000 

Police Clerk... 1.600 

Bridewell Keeper, ar^d 8^ cent; per 

meal for oietiDg e^ch prisoner. ... . 300 

Recorder ot the <My of Chicago 3,0n0 

Assessor South- Division...... 1,500 

Assessor West Division 1,2' 

Assessor North Dj vision 1,000 



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SCHOOLS. 

For Schools the wbo)e proceed* of a tax of 
thr ee mrtls 00 be hereafter levi-d on the taxable 
real and persotal property of the city for that 
purpose. 

SEWERAGE. 

For the Sewerage Department, the whole pro- 
ceeds of a tax of two and one half mills, t > be 
hereafter levied on the taxable teal ana personal 
proper' y, to pay interest on bonds and create a 
sinking fund- 
Also, the unexpended ^a'.a' ces of all former 
aoproprMions, and the proceeds of bonds here- 
aiter authorized to be issued and sold. 

REFORM SCHOOL. 

For --he Reform Schoo'., the unexpended hil 
ance o* la^t year's appropriation, and the whele 
proceeds of k tax of one half of one mill, to be 
be«eatter lev ed on all taxable real and personal 
property 01 the city for that purp se. 



STREET LAMPS. 

For street Lnmpn, the whole proceeds of a tax 
o! two mill*. '(> Im- n< ro-iilor levied on all the ux- 
abl« red and personal property of the city for that 

purpose. 

TKMPOItAKY LOAN . 

For 11 temporary i.o<n Fund, the whole proceeds 
of a 'ax (jf one half of one mill, to be hereafter 
levied on >ii] re>il ui.d personal property of toe city 
for that purpose. 

BINKINO FOND. 

For a Kinking Fund, the whole nroceeds of a tax 
of one mill, to t>e hereaiter levied on all taxable 
real end personal property 01 the city for that pur- 
pohc, as required t»y tnc Htvlsed Chaiter. 

INTEKE8T. 

For the payment of In'crf Ht, the proceeds of a 
tax cf one and three fourths mdln, to be hereafter 
levied tor the purpose on all taxable real and per- 
Konal ptoperty of the city. 

TUNNELS. 

For the Lflke Shore Tunnel and the Washington 
stnet Tunnel, the proceeds of the bonds "old and 
all subscriptions and dooation" for thefcejparpoBe*. 

POLICE DEPARTMENT. 

Folice Division.— For fa arles of Police Com- 
mifsiooer^, Superintet dant, one Depu'y, Secre- 
tary, Captains at il,2''0 tach, Serg ants at $900 
each, Patrolmen a». f720 each, eas, fuel, rents, 
b ankn, rt&ttouery, pnrtitip, health efflcers, inci- 
dental exoensee, etc : the whole proceed* ol a tax 
of three mills to oe hereafter evied for those 
purposes upon the taxable real and personal prop 
ertv of the city. 

Fire Di'ision.— For the Fire Oeoar m^nt, pay, 
and other expenditures, p*ymer.t of lot?, ordered 
purchistt!, new engine, eneme house and sub 
stations, repaiis of buildm e. planktng, ladders, 
ptc, f 140,000. For purchase of tor^e new engines 
$13,5C<>. 

Sections* — All unexpended appropriations and 
p rts of appropriations ot the last fi»cal year, nor. 
hereiuJ-co e especially coot nued, are hereby 
con'^nued lor the purposes originally specified. 

Sec 3. The several salaries herein provided 
lor, and 'he wages or salaries of employees herein 
named, >hall be fixed at the sum hereby appropri- 
ated for the payment of tbe same. 

Sec. 4. That the Comptroller be, and is hereby 
directed to advertise for sale, by its proper desig- 
nation, 'he lot owned by the city, si'u>)te on the 
corner of Washing ton and Franklin streets, And 
seil the same in accordance with, the provisions 
of the city charter; p'Ovided tba* he shall have 
the right to reject any »nd all bids, and re-adver- 
tise the ssme ; ana that the proceeds of such sa e 
be, and are hereby appropriated for the builcine 
ol new engine houses on one or more of the lots 
heretofore purchased by the city lor that pur- 
pose. 

Seo. 5. The several amounts hereby appropri- 
ated for L neo n, Union and Lake Park?, shall be 
txpcLded by the Board of Pubi c Works, by and 
with the adviie ol special commit'ees of ihree 
A'dermen from each division to be hereafter ap- 
pointed by the Mayor,atd to be furth* r expended 
onlv upon p'ans ior the improvement of said park?, 
to be hereafter approved by this Common Coun- 
cil. 

AJo\ Ho' den ca'. led up the communication from 
the Comp roher.laid over temporarily,and moved 
ihatitjre referred to Committee on Judiciary, and 
be published. 

ThK motion prevailed. 

On motion of Aid. Barrett, the Council ad- 
jourted. A. H. BODMAN, City Clerk. 



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SPECIAL MEETING. 



Chicago, June 31, 1865. 



OFFICIAL REPORT. 



Present— His Honor. Mayor Rice, and Aldermen 
Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, Wicker, M.'Roy 
Sherican, K^nn, Sherwin, Rafferty. Frisbee] 
Wood«rd, Ho den, Bixby, Ruse'l, Huntley, Cast' 
field, P'ouofoot, Lawson, Shackfbrd— 19. 

Absent— Aldermen Gage, Sbimp, Wi^manh, 
Wa lwork, Hatch. Moore, lalco't, Bond, Franzen, 
Hnttinger, Ruh, Woodman. Clark— 13. 

The call for the meeting was read Dy the Clerk, 
and ordered filed. 

Ihe Clerk read the following communication 
from the City Comptroller: 

City Costpiroller's Office, J 
Chicago, June 2ls\ 1865. J 
To the Mayor and Aldermen in Common Council 

assembled : 

In order to meet the necessary expenditures 
from t^e ^ ate r Fund, including m'ercst due the 
first of July next, at will 03 necessary to make a 
sale of bonds, the issue of wbich has been already 
authorized by vour honorable body, and which I 
have been unabie to sell at the price limited by 
the charter. 

I would also resDPCtfully represent that the 
sewerage "bonds authorized by your honorable 
body, cannot be sold a v ?he pric'e limited by the 
charter. I would therefore respectfally ask the 
passage of the inclosed order. 

Respectfuliy submitted, 

Walter Ktstbaxl, 
Comptro ler. 

Ordered: That in pursuance of Sec. 15, Chap- 
ter 15, and Sec. 18, Chapter 16, of th^ Revise Char- 
ter, the City Comptro le-r is hereby authorized to 
sell such an amount of Water Loan and Sewerage 
Loan Bonds as he may deem necessary to meet the 
demand, upon the Water and Sewerage Bonds, at 
rates not less than cents on the dollar for 
Water bones, and cents on the dollar for 
Sewerage bonds, and accrued interest. 

Aid. Wooiard tnovfed the passage of the order. 

A'd. Holden offered preamble and resolutions 
as a substirute. 

Aid slcRoy moved that the ComptroVer be au- 
thorized to borrow the sum of $2<>O,0O0 for 'he use 
of the city, at as 'ow a rate as possible, not ex- 
ceeding ten per cent per annum, ior a term not 
exceeding four months. 

AJd, Wicker moved to amend the motion of 
Aid. McRoy by adding, '* with the privilege of 
renewing for three months, on ten days' notice, 
at a rate not exceeding eight per cent," 

Aid. Holder withdrew his substitute. 

Aid. McRoy Withdrew his substitute. 



Aid. Russell offered the following resolution: 
©Whereas There is no certainty that Chicago 
City Bonds can be eo'd within the next twelve 
months at a less discount than at the present time. 
And 

Whereas, The Comptroller U offered the money 
at a discount of f ur per cent. And 

Whereas, The city must take a risk of a further 
deprec anon by delaying the sale of the Bonds. 
Therefore 

Resolved, That the Comptroller he, and he is 
hereby authorized to sell a sufficient arooun'of 
BoD^gtorthe use of the city during the next 
ninety days, at a d'geount of lour per cent 

Aid. Kann moved to lay the resolution upon the 
table. 

Aid. HunUey demanded the ayes and noes. 

Tne motion p'evailed by the follow ng vote : 

Ays— Aid. 'Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, 
Wicker, McRoy, Sheridan, Kann, Sherwin. Fris- 
bef\ Wuodnrd, Holdc-n, Bixoy. Lawson — 13, 

Noes— Rafferty, Russell, Huntley. Gastfield, 
Proudfoot, Shaekfora— 6, 

Aide Wicker offered toe following resolution: 

Resolved, That the Mayor and Comptroller be, 
end 'hey are hereby, authorized to borrow on 
the credit of the City and p edge the bonds of 
the ci*y 8S security, a sum not exceeding ?200,- 
000, at a rate of nrerest not exceeding seven per 
cent per annum for the first ninety cays, ana not 
exceeding e gh" per cent for the next succeeding 
ninety days, &nd that such 'oan be made upon the 
condition that tbe city have the right to have 
said money for a term no~ exceeoing six months. 

Aid. Holden moved to lay the whole subject 
matter upon the table. Carried. 

A'd. Kann moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

Aid.- Wicker demanded the ayes and noes, 
The motion was lost by the following vote: 
Ayes— Aid Kann, Sherwin, Rafferty, Rasseil, 

Huotley, Proudfoo 1 :, Sbackford— 7. 
JS'oes— Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, Wicker, 

McRoy, Sheridan, Frisbee, Woodward, Holden, 

Bixby, Gastfie'd, Lawson— 12. 
Tbe ordinance tor the is?ue of sewerage bonds, 

laid over ana puba-ned June 12th, 1S<35, was then 

taken up, 

Aid, Holden moved the passage of the ordi- 
nance. 

A'd. Sheridan moved to amend by inserting 25 
bonds for a sewer on Archer Road. 

Aid. Woodard moved to concur in the report 
of tbe Comm ttee on Finance. Carried, 

Aid. Holden moved to amend the ordinance by 
making the number ot bonds to he is sue i "one 
hundred and fifty-four," instead of " one hundred 
and fifty," 

Aid. Sheridan moved to amend by making the 
number of bone's "one hundred and seventy - 



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uino 11 lotti 11 1 of " one bond red ind Bftj." 
Aid Law«on demanded the ayei and noei upon 

Aid. SIum hIhii'h linn ti< men'. 

Aid. Bb cktord DOVed Unit the amendment of 
Aid SIh tkIhi) i c I'tid it pon ii'c t iiiln. 

Aii? Cann d mandeo ihe ayoft uud noon. 

The in ti'.n l" • vat < d l>y ihe fol Offlnp vote : 

Ay**— Ai'. Kn ck- r i ocki r, Carter, Harrow, 

Wicker, McR«y, EUfferty, Frlahee, wbodard, Hoi- 
deD, Hi x \ , llii-* I . Ilmi'l* y,(Ju8iti- ld,l'roudloo', 
I.; \\>on, Sim k 1 1 » r 1 — 1(1 
AWs— Aid Slier o in, Kimn, Sherwin— 
The ami nuuient of A^o. Iloldtn was tben adopt- 
ed. 

Tbo orrUnnrcc as tim r oded, was, on motion of 
A'd. IIo d< ' , pa»s« d by the follow^ vote: 

Ayes— A d. Kotckernoekcr, Cotter, Barrett, 
r, ^,1,'ov, -lierid-n, K;iiV. riy, F')f-h t <', 
Woo ird, llo'dt'ii, Bix y, ECuesell, Huntley, Qafet- 
llelr*, Prouflt' iut, Luwsr n, Smckford— 17. 

iYof.v — K«dd, Sbervviij— 2 

Hit- fol owmir *s tlie i rdincnce as passed : 
An Ordinance tuiborizinu; tbtt le?ue of one hue 



dred and fifty four So *orifc Houd* 1 , of DUO thou- 
sand do 1 ij r m ( nob 

Be it Ordained by the Common i-'oiiniil of the 
ty of OhUayo : 

Section 1. That the Bo>r<i < f Pnhbc Works be 
and tbef ere hereby authorized to ls«ue one nun 
dred awl fifty four so 1 ■ r»i»« hondf, of the denomi- 
nation of one thousand dollar I B&Cb, to 1) doted 
dniv 1st, 1805. ao'l pavaMi. in Now York twcnty- 

tbree years after the date thereof, with coopoes 
for interest at tbe rate o< seven p»»r c. n» nor an- 
num, payab>e seTrii-Hnpually in New York; the 
sua >"onds to be i s Hied >n c< nfurwity with the 
provisions of the uc of the General Arf-omt'lv of 
tbe '-t'tte of Illinois, approved Fehruarj 18tb, 
1803, a^'d ontitleo "An Act to reduce tbe charter 
of ttie city of Oicaeo, und 'be eeverai acts amend- 
atory tnereof. Into one act and to revise tbe same " 

Aid. Barrett moved that tr e Conic 1 <'o ).<iw ai- 
jonrn. Carried. 

Avid he Council adjourned. 

A. II COD MAN, City Clerk. 



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61 



REOULAR MEETING. 

. » i m > 

Chicago, June 26th, 1865. 



OFFICIAL KSPORT. 



Present— His Honor, Mayor Rkc, and Aid. 
Knickerbocker, ShirnD, Carter, Barrett, Wicker, 
SheridaD, Kaun, Hatch, Sberwin, Moore, Frisbee, 
Woodaro, Uolden, Bixny, Russell, Gastfieid, 
Franz,n, Prouafoor, Hottinger, Rub, Lawson, 
McRoy, Sh ckford. Woodman and Clark. 

Absent — A d. Gage,Wi!m rtb, Wall work, Moore, 
Rafferty, Taicott, Bond and Hun'Iey, 

MINUTES . 

On mo'ion of A*d. Woodman, the minutes of 
the proceedings of the two preceding meetings 
weie approved without reading. 

PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS. 

The Board of Public ^orks presented ai» assess- 
ment roll for curoing, filling aod planking alleys 
in block 142, School'Section Addition to Chicago, 
and asked for its confirmation. 

The roll was con firmed by the passage of the 
usnal order of confirmitios attached thereto. 

The following communication was received 
from the Bo^rd of Police Commissioners : 
lo the Common Council of the City of Chicago : 

Gentlemen : At a meeting of the Board of Po- 
lice Cocnmeioners held June 20th, 1865, the fol- 
lowing action was taken : 

"A communication was received from the Corpo- 
ration Counsel in iegird to the nuisance of the 
Hsley SiOUiib, whica was ordered placed on file, 

President Coventry offered and. moved the pass- 
age of the lollewmg rsso'ntion: 

Resolved^ That the Secretary of this Board be 
directed to communicate to the Board of Public 
Work?, and (he Common Council, that the Board 
of Police have received the accompanying opin- 
ion of Hon S. A. Irvin, Corporation Counsel, and 
the Board of Police would most resaectfu ly call 
the attention, both of the Board of Public Works 
and the Common Couxcii, to the matter of law 
therein aid down ; and while doing this, th« 
Board of Police would most respectfully represent 
that in the opinion of the members of this Board, 
ac'ing as a Board of Hea th for the city of Chica- 
go, the imm- d'.aie abatement of ihe Haley Slough, 
or as it is commonly called, the Scanlan Siough, 
is impera'ively demanded for the preservation of 
the health of the city; and tbey would urge both 
upon the Common Council and the Board of Pub- 
lic Works, that immediate steps be taken for the 
removal of tats nuisance ; and they would state 

hat in the opinion of this Board the same can 



only be efficiently done by the thorough cleans- 
ing and dredging of said s'oush. 
Carried," R. Scott, 

Secretary Boatu of Police, 

Office of Counsel to the Corporation, \ 
Chicago, June 17, i865. { 
To the Board of Police Commissioners : 

Pressing official r usinsss has presented me, un- 
til now, from answering the oueties of your 
Board :n relation to the "Haley blonsh." 

The first question, Has your Bo >rd the power to 
dredge or c.eanse the so-called "Haley Slough, " 
I answer as follows : 

The 4th Section of Chapter 10 of Rev. Cb^D, 
confers general powers on. your Board over the 
police force, etc., but givesno such power as would 
iustify you in dredging or cleansing said Slouch. 

The 5th Section of the same chapter prescribes 
the duties of the Board, among wh-ch, are 'hose 
of guarding the "public health, 1 ' and removing 
nuisances existing in public s reets, roans, places 
and highways. This latter clause, you wil 1 ob 
rerve, is limitelto nuisances existing in public 
streets, etc.; and. would seem to imply that ycu did 
not have the power to remove nuisances from pri- 
vate premises, and such I presume wDsthe objectof 
the Legislature, from the fact that o her and dif- 
ferent agents are clothed with the power, in ihe 
33d Clause of Section 8 of Chapter 4 of Rev. 
Chart., authority is conierred on ibe Common 
Council, to pass all necessary ordinances, "t i 
abate and remove nuisances," and "to define and 
declare what sh^ll be deemed nuisances, and au- 
thorize and direct the summary abatement there- 
of." 

Again, the Legislature has provided in Section 
184 of Chapter 35 of Rev. Statutes, for tue punish- 
ment of the author or authors or nuisancte, and 
for the abating and removal thereof. 

The remedy therein conferred is by Indictment, . 
and said section expressly provides, that, if any 
person shall in anywise, no Jute or obstruct any 
water course, lake, pond, marsu, or common s^w- 
er, or continue such obstruction or pollution, so 
as to render the same offensive or unwbolsome to 
the county, town, village or neighborhood there- 
abouts, he shall be fin^.d, &c, and the Court shall 
order the nuisance "to be aba r ed and removed," by 
tue Sheriff, &c. Thus, it wonld seem, ample pow- 
er has been conferred on other persons to remove 
and abate nuisances not being in public places &c, 
and this being so, probably is one of the reasons 
for the foregoing limitaiion. 

In the 29th Sec. of said Chap, 10, it is provided 
among other things, that your Board " shall per- 
form the cuties of a Board of Health," and cause 
all nuisances which may exist, which they (you) 



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Nuw it u'uv be th»t this loneiiflRn con'.d io con- 

Htiu«(i Into iuitlior'7.111" your IJi.ro to ai'Moi'ly 
Hi .in' r. n ovv nu HUf.Ci H, 1 1> older plin <•>• 'linn 
Itlttetl &«• . if v were not 'or the fuel ihnt !»••> 
hitler cUticti ol tald MOttOO provid- h, •Qhstantl 1 
illy, thtil von ?- 1> *i 1 1 cniiHo i»uch removal, by or<< r 
ol Mir Mi nl, rt (|Utnnr the auM'orB >h' reol lo (In 
It, and that on llolr r. fumil, tboy ^a*l mil j. ct 
to i lino ol not i< h- Mi-in ft, no nor morn I !i • n jf>M>. 
Mon over, in Sec. .MJ, of tbe i nine chupter, ihiB 
lttovtiage occurs : 

" N.i i xijriiM', .itiicr Mmn silnrioB, ard puv lb< re- 
In provided, nhiill bo u.curred by the Moirdof 
1'olin: except ifof nnt, BtatloiH r.v, pita'TOg, nd- 
Vi r'lhii >!, inc nnd liftit, unlefB tbc -ame 
hb;ill be rxptrn-ly authorized, an" provision 
MuTofor nnulu, uh h separate county or ci'.y 
Charge, by the Hoard of Supervisor* lor the 
coui ty, or the Common CoancM of the clly ot 
Chicago." 

Tbc abating nnd removing nuisance 8 by you, 
directly, ineund of MUBlBg theni to be abated 
and removed, by arrests and the; flrjir.g and im- 
prisonment or the uutuors, woulo necessarily in- 
CDI the l xp> tditure of money which neither the 
cbarfc r ox aiy ordnance, ol the Common Council 
an'horlze. 

In other wordp, you have noantborky to ex- 
p» nd money to ar.dge or cleanse the "Haley 
Shaikh " 

The iexr. question is whether your Board has 
the power to make a special asretsment upon the 
o«*rnera of the Junds adjoining thesaiu slough for 
BiUi purpose? 

This question must - , be answered in the nega- 
tive ; neither by special nor general provision coes 
the. charter confer that po wer on the Po ice De- 
partment. 

The 31st section of chapter 7 of Rev. Chart., 
ana the (>tb section of an act a mendatory t^eTeof, 
ap; roved Ft.b. 15th, 18G5, eive the Common Coun- 
cil power in an ea&es where experts l ava been 
ircurren, or where it mcy become nec^sary to 
ipcur expf nseg, for the removal of any nuisax.ee, 
to cause tne same to be asses ed agaiu6t the real 
estate chargeable therewith, in the manner pre- 
scribed in the 28th section of the same chapter. 
Said section a^o provides that ''such expenses 
shall be likewise collectable of the owner or 
occupant of such premiss in a sou for 
money expended to his or their use. Suit may 
in the like manlier he brought for such expenses 
against tbe author of such r uis nee where known, 
or anv person whose duty it may be to remove or 
abate tbe same. 11 

You will, therefore, perceive that ^bile the 
power to make special assessment* for the ex- 
penses of abating nms9Eces exists, it does not be- 
long to your board. By re'erence to said sec. 28, 
ot c hap. 7, it will be observed tiat the Board ot 
Public Works, "when m any case it shsil] he 
oe-nied necesssry, 1 ' shall require the owi.er or 
o"cupant, &c, to relay, repair, &c, any sidewalk, 
cleanse any private drair, <fcc, forthwith, or with 
in such reasonable time as they may prescribe." 
And in ca'e of neglect or refusal to comply wvh 
said rtquiremenCas well as m all cases where the 
owner or occupant cannot ^e found, the Board of 
Public tVorks may cause the work to be done atid 
paid for out of any moneys iu the Treasury at 
their dispose! . Said Board shall then report to 
the Common Council the amount of sud expendi- 
ture?, giving a description of the lots, or other 
premises, liable therefor, and the amount for 
which each is cbargeable. The CommoE Council 
shall thereupon assess the said expenses, by an 
order, ordir-ance or resolution, upon such lots re- 
spectively, and tne same may be collected by 
warrant and sale of the premises, as in other 
cases " 

By the said section 31 an<? sec- 6, of Act n 1865, 
the same proceedings are authorized tor the re- 
moval or abating nuisances. 

The tuird question you propose, to wit : " What 
authority, if any in the city, has sucb 
power in the premises, 11 is already fully 



ori'wiTid I will, however, u-UK that bv 

Heci ion a of chapter io of revised Charter, 

ID addition tO tb« above Mm Moul d of I'ublic 
Wi rk- ir' emi>ow. red to < xiinnne and conild 
cr," ui 'I II Hi ciriH to tne, n<ce-r"irlly, to ;>0opt cuclt 

mssns u will tnsnre the fffeotoal drainage **of 

■VI l OC WHter a: ) llith. ai d Heture entire tret dom 
from siu^Mitit water." 

Iti v. Miuh hhowi. you what the t'linrtor btl 
provMcd in Qm Ria/ter ^'bat p an t-hou)^ tie 
adopted, or what 1b pructlcibbi to be doi>e in 'he 
pn tni'p , of ronri-e tio'onj'H to nth rn to ilcter- 
in ne There rrmy bei »oaie difflcnltl, pru tici'iy, 
in innk'Ti;' ; uch uchi H^mc' t, i.ur iti« not om oi 
Kw. and Tnuft be dealt with aj men ordlnurlly do 
in tinman tranaacfionB. 

There se« m« to be an impcretlve n<cei-hity f (>r 
sou ethitiL' to be done, and th t npr • dil ; |Ddj 
hav. no doubt tt Ht It only reqtrres tbn elfort of 
iiTftctic-.l, common penee men to si-lve the prob- 
lem, and do it successfully find natii-ractorily. 

AM of which Is reepei liudy submitteO. 

iS'cned,] K. A. Iicwin, 

Counsel to the Corporation. 

Aid. Sberdan moved tbat tbe comibunication 
l e referred to t e Board ol Pu H li; Works, and 
ordered pul)M«hed. 

Aid. Wi ker moveo a'i amendment that 
it be r( fcrred to the Board of Pubhc Works. 

Aid. Knickerbocker moved lo .'ay the amend- 
ment on the table. Carrn d. 

On motiou of Aid. W'oodard the question was 
then divided. 

Ala. Shfridan demanded tbe ayes acd noes on 
the p r itcatio" of the cumtnunic-ition. 

The motion prevailed oy the following vote : 

Aye* — A'.d. Knickerbocker, Sbimp, Car er, B^r- 
retr, Frisbe-. Holcer-, Bixby, Rossel , GistfieJd, 
F'yrzen, Proudfoot, Pub, L^wson, Clark— 14 

JSToee— Aid. Wicker, Sheridan, Kami, Hatch, 
Sberwio, Woo5aro, Wcoo Jian— 7. 

AM. Ho d. n moved tbat it also he refsrred to 
tbe Board of Pu-dic Wcrks= 

The motion pre:va:led. 

A. communication from the City Clerk, reporting 
references made by mm 8>nce tbe last me ting ol 
tbe Conrcil, ssae 

Ordered to be placed on file, 

A communication was received from tie Com- 
mittee of Arrangements inviting ihe Common 
Ccurcil to be present at tbe ceremony of laying 
the comer siore of the tk Soldiers 1 National Mon- 
ument," at Gettysburii;, Pa., on the 4th of July 

Uf;Xt 

Aid. Woodard. moved that it he placed on HI*', 
and that a committee of five be appointed by the 
Chair io reply o the same-. Carried. 

And 'he Chair appointed Aioerroen Wnoda^r?, 
Woodman, Knickeroocker, Sheridan ana sbaik- 
ford, as such committee 

Petition of Ermt Prns^-ing, asking that the ordi- 
nance for bnildins? a fidew^k on th^- west side of 
Halstejd street, Detween Ciay aod Centre streets, 
be rescinded. 

Referred to Committee on Streets an": Alleys, 
N. D 

Petition of Lake View Avenue Compai y for the 
rieht of way a'on^ the lake shore, was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
N. D, 

Petition of Jeremiah. Kingslard for remission 
of a tine amounting to SH OO, was 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Petition of sundry citizens praving for the ex- 
tension of the sewer on. West Madison street, was 

Referred to vormaittee on Finance. 

Petition of Edward O'Mallie, for return of 
money paid for peddler^ license, was 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Petition of Nicholas Zender for return of 
money paid for liquor license, was 

Referred to Committee on Licenses, 

Petition of James Brennan for a free liquor 
license, was 

Laid on tne table. 

Petition of D. C. Moran for a free liquor li- 
cense, was, on motion of Aid. Ruh, 
Peferied to Committee on Licenses. 



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Retition of Lad wig: Nitschkawsky and others, 
for remission of fines, and 

Petition of Jno. McEwen, for damages caused 
by injuries done to his horse, were 

Relerredto Committee on Finance. 

REPORTS OF OFFICERS. 

The Board of Public Works presented an ordi- 
nance authorizing a temporary loan on account 
of the Water Works ; and recommended its pass- 
age. 

Aid. Sheridan moved the passage of the ordi- 
nance. 

Aid. Wicker moved to strike out the words 
" iour month?,' 1 and insert " six months." 

Ala Soackford moved to lay the resolution on 
the table. 

Aid. Wicker demanded the ayes and noes. 
The motion was lost by the following vote : 
Ayes— Aid Sheridan, Woodard, Hoidea, Russell, 

Franzen, Proudfoot, Hottinger, Ruh, Sdackford— 

9. 

Noes- Aid Knickerbocker, Sbimp, Carter, Barrett, 
Wicker, Kann, Hatch, Sherwm, Frisbte, Bixby, 
Gastfieid, Lawson, Clark — 13. 

Ald„ Kacn th«n ca led for the ayes and noes on 
tbe adoption of the amendment. 

It W3s adopted by the following vote: 

Ayes— Aid, Knickerbocker, Shiuip, Carter, Bar- 
rett, Wicker, Sheridan, Kann, Sherwin, Fnsbee, 
Woodard, Holden, Bisby, Gastfield, Franzen, 
Proudfoot, Rub. Lawson, Clark. — 18 

Noes—&S<S. Russell, Hottinger, Shackford.— 3 

Aid. Run moved to concur ia the report and 
pa?s the ordinance as amended. 

The mction prevailed by the following: vote: 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, Bar- 
rett, Wicker, Sheridan, Kann, Hatch, Stserwin, 
Frisbee, Woodard, Holden, Bixby, Gastfield, 
Franzen, Proudfoot, Ruh, Lawson, Shackford, 
Clark— 20. 

Noes— Aid. Russell, Hettinger -2. 

The ordinance was passed in tbe following 
form : 

Oroinsnce authorizing a temporary loan on ac- 
count of the Water Works : 
Whereas, The Board of Public Work? have 
represented that 'und3 are needed for the pay- 
ment of the semi-annual interest on tbe Water 
Loan Bonds, and for other outstanding obliga- 
tions for water works, for which tbere is no 
money in the hands of the City Treasurer, there- 
fore, 

Be it ordained by the Common Council of the 
C'ty of Chicago : 

Sec 1. That tbe Common Council do hereby 
approve of tbe raising, by temporary loan on ac- 
count of the Water Works, of a sum of mor^ey, 
i-ot exceeding t wo hundred thousand dollars, and 
for a time not exceeding six montos, euch loas. to 
be made ic accordance wito the provisions of Sec- 
tion 31, Chapter XV, Revised City Charter. 

Aid. Barrett, by perm'ssion of the Council, 
offered a resolution authorizing the Comptroller 
to visit eastern cities to dispoee of city bonds, 
etc. 

Aid. Shackford moved to lay the resolution on 
the table,, Carrieo. 

Tbe Comptroller presented his monthly state- 
ment of receipts and expenditures for the month 
of May, 1865; wbicu was 

Ordered to be placed on fi'e. 

Tne Boara of Public Works recommend?d tbe 
mss-aye of an ordinance authorizing them to 
accept an/i maintain the bridge across North 
Branch Canal at North Branch street if rebuilt. 

Referred to Committee ° TJ Harbor and Bridges. 

Tbe Bo^ra of Public Works also suomitte*! sun- 
dry orcinaBce^ tor public improvements in the 
South Division as follows: 

Korvaeat Lcs: al ieys in block 90, school section 
addition to Chicago : 

For private drains in Works 91, 93, 94, 95 and 
98 school eec'ion addition to Chicago ; 

For paving South Water street from Clark street 
to Franklin street; 

For curbing both sice3 of Monroe street from 
Clark street to Market street; 



The curbing, filling and grading LaSalle street 
from Madison street to Jackson street ; 

For placking south half of alley in block 7, 
Fort Dearborn Addition to Chicago ; 

For paving Franklin street between Like and 
South Water streets ; 

For a sidewalk on ooth sides of Monroe street, 
from Clark street to Market street; 

For a sidewalk on tae east side of State street, 
from 24th street to 25th street ; and 

For a sidewalk on both sides of LaSalle street, 
Irom Madison street to Jackson street, all of 
which were 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
S.D. 

Also, 

Submitted ordinances as follows : 

For curbing anl filling Erie street from Clark 
street to LaSalle street. 

For macadamizing Chicago avenue from Clark 
street to the r'.ver : and 

For the extension of West Hinsdale street east- 
ward) y to LaSalle street, all of wh ch were 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, N. D. 

Also, 

Submitted ordinances as follows : 

For planning West Twellth street from Beach 
street to Canal street ; 

For remacadamiziag Canal street from Adams 
street to Twelfth street ; 

For the extension of the alley in north £ of 
block 9, Sampson aad Green's Addition to Chi- 
cago ; 

For a sidewalk on the north side of Lake 
street, from Reuben street to Robey street ; 

For a sidewalk on both sides of Bunker street, 
from Desplaines street to Ha sted street, ; 

For a tridewaik on tbe souch side of Luke street, 
from Union street to Helsted street: 

For a sidewalk on the weet side of Wood street, 
from Lake street to Kinzie street : 

For a sidewalk on fbe north side of Lake street, 
from Ada street to Sheldon street; and 

For a sidewalk on the north side of Hunt street, 
frooj Rucker street to the western terminus of 
said Hunt street, all of which were 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alley?, 
W. D. 

A commuoicition was received from the Board 
of Public Works in relation to the bids for Wash- 
ington street tunnel. 

Aid. Shackford moved that it be referred to the 
Committees on Streets and Alleys of the South 
&nd West Divisions. 

Aid. Holden moved, as an amendment, that 
it be referred to the Committee on Harbor and 
Bridges,, 

Aid. Sheridan demanded the ayes and noes. 

Tee motion was lost by the following vote : 

Ayes — A'd. Knickerbocker, Carter, Ho. den, 
Bixby, Proudfoot, Clark— 6. 

Noes— Aid. Shitfp, Barrett, Wicker, Sheridan, 
Kann, Hatch, Sherwin, Frisbee, Woodard, Rus- 
sell, Gastrietd, Franzen, Hottinger, Ruh, Lawson, 
SBackford— 16. 

Aid. Shacktora's motion was then carried. 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 

HAKBOB AND BRIDGES. 

Aid. Holden, of Committee on Harbor and 
Bridges, submitted the following report, which, 
on motion ot Aid. Kane, was ordered to be 

Laid over and published. 
To the Mayor and Alderman of the city of Chi- 
cago, in Common Conned ass>-mbLed: 
Your committee on Harbor end B'idaes, to 
whom was referred the Report and Ordinance tor 
estahiishine tbe dock line between Monroe street 
and Van Buren street, having bad the same u* der 
advisement, beg leave to report : Th>it believing 
tbe material prosperity of Chicago js dependent, 
in ; a preat measure upon her commercial facilities, 
and beiievirg that thege last, must languish unless 
our harbor and river be enlarged and deepened, 
we recommend as an essential means to this de- 



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Blrtbll end the pnBhttMC ol the acomp Dying I ' 
nmice. 
Uc peotfally anbmttted. 

t BAM, ' ' I*. BOLDBM ) COB Trill, c on 
ROBIRT 1 i.AKlv, V llur'>or aril 
s 11:111 k.n I ! a 1 . k n t, ) Bridges. 

hCIIOOl.H. 

Aid. Woodnrd, of Committee on School*, cub 
ni 1 1 1 1 (l tlie following r. p irt, which, on motion of 

ahi. ituri it, mi ordered to be 
ijiiii over and published : 

7b th*\ Mayor and dkUrnun of tht CMyqfCM 

eQQO in Common i'oitk il uxfjublid : 
Yimr committee n " ►cIiooIh to whom uan ref. r 
ron toe pt t t.o of Lsura E Young. J. II. McVlek- 
er, C. P. Albee and othera, hoidera ot leuei of 
lot-, in block (14Si) one 1 undrcd and forty two, 
school section addition to ''hicago, for the reduc- 
tion of the appraisement mude on the 4tb day of 
May, 18(16. on nnid Io'b. hhvir.p had the same un- 
der ndvist mcnt, beg le^ve to report that we do not 
consider the appramem .nt too blah on lots on 
M.'irHnoo, Dearborn m d Monroe streets 

We recommend that a reduction of (f720) seven 
hnudred and twenty dollars be made lrom said 
aponmeniei t »ou each of tt-e following lote in 
Ktid block, viz : Lole Nos (2) two, (3) three, (4) 
lour, (£>) five. (6) six. (7) seven, (S) eight, (31) 'bir- 
ty-ocu, (32) tliriy-two. (33) thirty three, (34) thir- 
tv-i'our, (35) thirty-five, (30) thirty-six, (37) 'hirty- 
p'even, said lots heme situate on State street. 

Chicago, June 26, 1865. 

JUDICIARY. 

Aid. Knickerbocker, of the Committee on Judi 
ciary, submitted 'he dra<t of an ordinance prohib- 
iting' bathing in the lake and recommended its 
pas*as?e. 

Report concurred ic, and ordinance passed in 
the following form : 

An Ordinance amending an Ordinance concerning 
baihmg, passe d August 5, 1861. 
ht it Ordained by the Common Council of the 
City of Chicago. 

Sec. 1. That permission 19 hereby granted to 
bathe io tbe waters of Lake Michigan at any time 
at any p ace in the South Division of the City of 
Chicago, between the south pier aLd the north 
line of Rando ph street, end also fit any point 
south of the south iine of 25th street produced, 
and atno other p;ace in taid South Division . Any 
person bathing at any ether point in t aid Soa'h. 
Division shall be subject to the penalties now 
provided in Sec. 2 ot Article 1 of Chapter 38 of 
Revised Ordinances of 1S56. 

Also, 

Submitted the following drsft of an ordinance 
in re'a ion to C8ttle running at lirge; which or. 
motion of Aid. Law-on, was ordered to be laid 
over atd published : 

An Ordi- ance concerning ca'tle run Tin? at laree : 
Be it ordained by the Common Council of the 
City of Chicago : 

Sec, 1. That no buli, cow or calf, or any such 
animal, md no horse shall be permitted to run at 
larg. within that part or port'on of the city bound- 
ed and described as all that parr of the South Di- 
vision of the city lsjing north of thirty first siree - , 
th^tpart or portion of the .North Division of =aio 
city *bicb is east of Wells street and south of 
North Avenue, in said North Division, and that 
part or portion of the West Division of said ciry 
wtrch is bounded on the south by the center of 
Van Buren street, on the We»t by the center of 
Ruenen street, on the North by ihe cemer ot'Kin- 
zie street, on the east by ihe south and north 
branches of the Chicago River, and eviry *uch 
animal nny be impounded in the common pound, 
iroro whence they hhall not be released until the 
owner or owners, or some other person sb ill 
pay to the ponud keener thereof the sum of ti f ty 
cents for bis feed lor rece vm? the same, and fift> 
cen's for each and every day the same shall be de- 
tained in said poind. In the computation of time 
each and every fraction.of day shall be counted 
as a full day. 



Also, 

Recommended the past-ace of the following 
Ordinance in relation to the Healing of weights 
hm<\ mi !i area, wh eh wan ordered to be tui'l over 
and pu' lihhed. 

An Ordimin'*- A ue - «! mi- < * ipt, r Sixty-three (88) 

of tbc Municipal Lewtof*he iy of Chicago, 
1 d tried, **A> Ordinance for the Regulation of 
I 1 IgbtB uiid MeaHur»'8." 
Il, it <>t d ainui by the < ommon Council of the CUy 

of < lucaqo: 

Sec 1 '1 h u it Bhtill be the duty of th.; City Heal- 
er to < >t>ihli->ti and keep an ofllce \vithln 
the limits of the < liy of ( IblC <>, and to deatgnate, 

by cird or oteerwiee, the time during which he 
m»y be foui d in mch ofllce. 

Sec. 2. All itinernnt pidlare aud hawker- v.- 
scales, balances, ^» igbtn or meaanrea, shtll take 
r < -1 c to the office ol the City Sealer before 
nalna the s^me, and hive the part e seaW rl and «d- 
jU8»ed unnujliy ; and h/,v mch \>< t? i, or W tholb 
latlini/ to comply *1th the prnvlBicrs ol this ac- 
tion, shall cacti forfeit and puy to the sa d citv a 
<um not less than five ro lars nor more thaa one 
hundred dollars, with <"0*ts r.f pro«ecutton, for 
each and every dav such person or persons shail 
u- be si n e without having the same adjusted 
and sealed as hereinbefore provided. 

Sec. 3 If upon examination the City H( a • r 
ebail find any wt<rhts, measures, balances or 
scalee of any kind untrue, he shall lmmediat-iy 
notify the owner or owuers thtreo , and any per- 
son or perso?.s who ;ha.l ufter such notice use 
such untrue weights, im acures, balances or scales 
before 'be camn shall have been adjusted, correct- 
ed and sealed by the City Seller, sba 1 tnrfier 1 d 
pay to the City for e^cb ofn-nc*. a sum not ies- 1 than 
fifty dollars nor more than one hundred dollar?, 
with costs of prosecution, for each and every day 
they j.re so used after such notification 

Sec. 4. Th8t s* etion five of 'fee oroinecce to 
which this ordinance is an amendment, be, and tbe 
sam^ is hereby amended so as to read ts follow-, 
to wit: Tee City Sealer shall be allowed to de- 
mand aDd receive of the persons for whom be 
shall P' rform services under this ordinance ano 
the ordinances to which this ordinance is au 
smendment, the following fees and compensa- 
tion : 

For inspecting and sealir ? railroad or track 
scales of ibe capacity of twenty tons and upward, 
each, five dol ars. 

For inspecting and seaiir g scale* of from three 
10 ten tons capaci y each, "one dollar and fifty 
cents. 

For inspect'ng and sealirg hay and coal scales 
each, one 1 oilar, 

For inspecting and sealing dormant scales each, 
seventv-five cents. 

For inspecting and ?eslmg depot scales each, 
ote dollar. 

For inspecting anc* sealing movable plaform 
scales each, fif'y cuts. 

For inspecting and seslms teams we sblng one 
thousand pounds am upwards eacb, fifty certs. 

For m?pectix;p and seating ~eams weiyhin? less 
than one t- sousand poundn each, twenry five cen's, 

For inspecting and sealing hopper scales eacr , 
twenty-five cents. 

For inspe. tins and sealing couater sca'e* each, 
twenty-five ceots. 

For mspectin? and sealing any kind of scab s 
o*her than above enumerated, each, twenty five 
Cents, 

And be it provided, tbar the City Sealer shail, 
with e^ch scale fealed by bim nr d^.r ic is ordi- 
nance or tbe oroinance 10 which tbts is a T j acoend- 
mect, inspect and s al one set of weiyhts without 
any adoitional charge or coy persa'ion. 

For inspecting and sealing any dry m> a^ure 
each, five cents. 

For inspect nc iqnid measures of ihe cipac:ty 
of five g,llor « and upwards each, un cents. 

For inspecting and se- 3 l ne liquid measures of a 
canacit y of not less than one gallon nor more than 
five gallons, each seven cents. 

For inspecting *nd sealing one half eollon. and 
one quart liquid measures, each^e cents. 



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For inspecting and sealing liquid measures of 
a lees capacity than one quart, each three cents. 

For inspecting and sealing any hoard or cloth 
measure, each live cents. 

Sec. 5. Ail ordinances or part? of ordinances 
conflicting herewith are hereby repealed. 
Also, 

Of the same Committee, submitted the follow- 
ing : 

T the Mayor and Aldermmen of the City of Chi- 
cago, in Common Council assembled : 
Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom was re- 
ferred sundry communications in reference to an 
ordinance sileged to have been passed by the 
Council on the ninth day of January, A. D. 1865, 
authorizing the construction of a tunnel under 
the Chicago river, at Washington street; also, an 
ordinance passed, by the Council on the twenty- 
fifth day of March, A. D. 1865, referring to said 
alleged ordinance and bearing upon the same 
subject, having bad the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report. Tnat upon due examination 
they find no valid ordinance existing authorizing 
the construction of a tunnel under the Chicago 
river at Washington street, 

Your Committee respectfully report back that 
part of the reference made to them which calls 
lor a proper ordinance to be drawn by them for 
the construction of such tunnel, and recommend 
that the Board of Public Works are the proper of- 
ficers to v/hom such reference should first be 
made. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

Joshua C. Knickerbocker, j Committee on 
L. Proudfoot, j Judiciary. 

Aid. Carter moved that the report be concurred 
in and placed on file- Carried. 

Aid. Wicker moved that the Committee on 
Printing be instructed, to report at the next regu- 
lar meeting, 'he prices to be paid for corporation 
priming. Carried. 

LICENSES. 

Aid. Wicker of Committee on Licenses to whom 
had been referred the petition of Murty Prindi- 
vitle lor remission of part of liquor license, re- 
ported in favor of the pa;sage of the following 
order : 

Ordered, That all persons who took out liquor 
licenses on or after October l»t, 1864, and before 
January 1st, 1865, be allowed twelve and one-ha-f 
dollars ; that all who took out liquor licenses after 
Jrfnuarv 1st, 1865, and btiore April 1st, 1865, be 
allowed twenty-five dollars; ana that all who rook 
out licenses after April 1st, 1865, and before July 
1st, 1865, be al'owed thirty seven and one-talf dol- 
lars, to apply on their license for the ytar ending 
July 1st, 1866 

Provided, They mske affidavit that they have 
not sold lquor without a license before the date 
o! their license expiring July 1st, 1865. 

Aid. Sheridan moved to concur in the report 
and pa^s the order. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Sbimp, Carter, Bar- 
rett, Wicker, Sheridan, Kano, Ra f ch, Sherwin, 
Moore, Frisbee, Woodard, Holrif n, Bixby, Rus- 
?ell, Gastfield, Franzen, Proudfout, Hottmger, 
Ruh, Shackford, Clark— 22. 

Noes— Aid, Lawson— 1. 

Also, 

Of the same Corrmiitee reported adversely to 
prantiDK a free peddler's license Wm H. Hamilton 
to peddle, ersrravings 

On motion of Aid. Carter, the report was 

Accepted and concurred in. 

Also, 

Of the ssme Committee reported m favor of 
granting a free license to Chas, Read to peddle 
pictures and exbioit a ""une teeter." 

On motion tf Aid, Bixby the report was 

Accepted and concurred in. 

Alec, 

Of the same Corcmntee reported in favor of 
granting a free license to E. F. Bailey to exhibit 
stereoscopic views. 

On motion of Aid. Carter the report was 

Accepted and concurred in. 



Also, 

Of the same Committee reported in favor of 
granting a lree license to peddle maps,book3,etc, 
to G. A. Pfeiffer. 

On motion of Aid. Barrett the report was 

Accepted and concurred in. 

streets and alleys, s. d. 

The Committee on Streets and A'leys, S. D«, to 
whom had been referred an ordinance for paving 
a part of Hadduck Place, in block 8, Fort Dear- 
born Addition, reported in favor of the passage 
of the same. 

A'd. Sheridan moved lhat the report, be concur- 
red in, and the ordinance passed. The motion 
prevailed by the followis*? vote : 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, Bar- 
rett, Wicker, Sheridan, Kann, Haich, Sher»in, 
Moore, Frisbee, Woodard, Holden, Bixby, Rus- 
sell, Gastfield, Franzen. Proudfoot, Hottinger, Run, 
Lawson, Sbackford, Clark— 23. 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of the passage of an ordi- 
nance for planking part of Court Paace, in block 
37, O. T. of Chicago. 

Aid. Sherwin moved to concur m the report and 
pass tne ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, Bar- 
ren, Wicker, Sheridan, Kaon, Hatch, Sherwm, 
Moore, Frisbee, Woodard, Holden, Bixby, Rus- 
sell, Gastfield, Franzen, Proudfoot, Hottinger, 
Ruh, Lawson, Shackford, Clark— 23. 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of the passage of an ordinance 
for a sidewalk on the north side of ^Fourteenth 
street, from State Street to Michigan avenue. 

Aid. Wicker moved to concur in the report and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, Bar- 
rett, Wicker, Sheridan, Kmn, fctaich, Sherwin, 
Moore, Frisbee, Woodard, Holden, Bixby, Rus- 
sell, Gastfield, Franzen, Proudfoot, Hot-merer, 
Rub, Lawson. Shackford, Clark— 23. 

Noes— IS one. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS— W. D. 

The Committpe on Streets an-i Alleys, W- D , 
reported in fnvor of the passage of an ordinance 
for pavm? West Rsniolph street witb wooden 
block pavement, from Halsteo. street to West Wa- 
ter street 

Aid. Kann moved to concur in the report, and 
pass the ordinance. 
The motion prevailed by the following vote : 
Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, bhimp, Carter, Bar- 
rett, Wicker, aberldan, Kane, Hatcb, Sherwin, 
Moon-, Frisbee, Woodard, Holden, Bixby, Russell, 
Gastfield, Frsnzen, Proudfoot, Hottinger, Ruh, 
Lawson, Shackford and Clark— 23 Noes— None. 
Also, 

Reported in favor of the passage of an or- 
dinance for the extension oi Coventry street to 
North avenue. 

A'd, Gsstfield moved to concur in the report, 
and pa*s the ordinance. 

T'ae motion prevailed by the following vote : 
Ayes— A!d.Knickerbocker,8nitEp,Cart-r,Btrrett, 
Wicker, Sbertdin, Kann, Hatch, Sherwin, M<>ore, 
Frisbee*, Woodard, Holden, Bixby, Russell, Gast- 
tield, Franzen, Proudfoot, Hottinger, Rub, Law- 
sod, Shackiord, Clark— 23. 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of the passage of an ordi- 
nance for a sidewalk on the east side of Western 
avenue, from L9ke s rett to Fulton street. 

Aid Carter moved to concur in the report and 
pass the ordinance. 

Tbe motion prt- vailed by the lollowing vote: 
Ayes— Ald.Knickerbocker,Shitnp,Carter,B irrett, 
Vficker, Sheridan, Kmn, Hatch, Snerwin, Moore, 
Frisbee, Woodard, Holden, Bixby, Russell, Gast- 
field, Franzen, Proudfoot, Hottinger, Rub, Law- 
£on, Shackford, Clark— 23. 

Noes— None. 



m 

June MJ 



6 



(1805. 



AIho, 

Reported lti favor of the puH-ngo of nn ordl- 
HID06 tOt I iMewalk on the e-t«i hide of l^euvltl 

•tract, from Mtdlton street to Like Mtroct. 

Aid. Carter me ved to concur In Ihc report mid 
in-- die ordinance. 

Tin' motion pn val'rd hy flu; following vole: 
. I //<• s -.Aid. Kn < U< rbOOk6r,8blnp.( 'urter, Barrett, 
WtCkl r, s i , i 1 1 1 laii , K iiui, lljtdi, Nberwin, Moore, 

Prfsbee, Woodnrd, Bolden. Bixby, Battell, < i • - 1 
Held, Frcnzon, I'roudioo', Bottingar, ituh, LlW- 
son, Shuckfonl, Clurk — 2.'! A'orti — None. 

A'bo, 

Reported In favor of tno pa-nagf ot nn orrii- 
jun.c" fur ti i-ioewnlk on ibe cant Hide of Noble 
■Greet, from Cone)] direct to Milwunk e uvenue. 

Aid. CaHfleld moveu to concur in the report 
and p'ihh the ordinance . 

The motion pi e\ i [ed by the following vote : 

Ay* a — Alo. Kmckeibocker, Shimp, Curter, Bar- 
rett, Wicker, Sheridan, K«*nn, Hatch, Sherwin, 
.Moore, Frlsbee, Woodard, IIoldeD, Bixby, Rus- 
peii, (iastfield, Franzen, Proudfoot, Hottinger, 
Boh, Lawfon, Sbackfor , ClarK— 23. 

Noes — None. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Aid. Woodard culled up the report of Committee 
on Schools, In relation to fixing ibe salary of the 
Superintended of Pubiic Schools. 

Aid. IIo den meved to concur in the repnrt. 

Aid. Knickerbocker moved as an amendment to 
fix the salary at $2,500. 

Aid. Shackford was excused by the Chair, and 
retired. 

After a lengthened debate, 

Aid. Holoen moved that th3 matter be post- 
poned until the next regular ineetit>g. 

Carried. 

Aid. Wicker, by permission of the Council, in- 
troduced the following resolution, which was 
passed : 

Jlesol/;ed, Tbst. the Mayor be, and he hereby is, 
authorized and requested to take immediate steps 
to obtain lrom the War Department c uch portion 
of the grpropriution of S2i 0,( 00 for the improve- 
ment of Western rivers and harbors as may be 
allotted to the Harbor of Chicago. 

Aid. Holden called up the report of the Com- 
rcittee on Harbor and Bridges in relation to estab- 
lishing dock lines between Staie and Ruih street 
bridges. 

Aid. Kann moved that it be referred to the 
Comptroller together with the Committee on Ju- 
diciary. 

Aid. Holden moved to lay the mo'ion on the 
table. 

Aid, Knickerbocker demanded the ayes and 
noes thereon. 

The mot on wa« lost by the following vote : 

Ayes— Aid. Moore, Frisbee, Woodard, Holden, 
Bixby, Russell, Frmzen, Clark.— 8. 

JS'oea— A d, Kdckerbockcr, Shimp, Carter, Bar- 
rett, Wicker, Sheridan, Kann, Hatch, Sherwin, 
Gastfield, Run, Lawson— 12, 

Aid. Holden then called for the ayes and noes 



on the udoption of Aid. Kann's motion; which 
resulted hh follow* : 

A*/'* Aid. Shimp. Carter, Barrett, Wicker, 
Bbendas, Kann, Batch, Bberwln, BnaaeU, Fran- 
zoo— Id. 

Not*— Aid. Knickerbocker, Moore, Frlabee, 
W oormrd, Holden, Bixby, (Ja-tll. Id, Ruh, l,nw- 
Hon, Clark— 10. 

By an error in computation, the vote wan an- 
nounced hh followH: Aye«. 10; noec. : and the 
CUBIT decided that the motion of Aid. Kano bud 
')een curried. 

Aid Barrett moved to ndjonrn. 

Aid. Carter demanded theayeHand noes. 

The motion wan lout » y the following vote : 

AyfH— Aid. f^btrnp, Barrett, Hutch, Frisbee, 
Woodard. Gaatii bi-6. 

Noes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Carter, Wicker, 
Sheridan, Kynn, Stierwm, Moor .-, Holoen, Hixby, 
Russell, Frunze n, Huh, Lawson, Clurk— 14. 

MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS. 

Aid Holden introduced the follosving resolu- 
tion which was adopted: 

Whereas, It s for the interest of citizens and 
strange™ that the Railroad and City time should 
be reguated by the fame person, so that perfect 
uniformity may be secured, therefore be.it 

Jiesolved, That the regulation and charge of 
the city clocks be placed in the hanos of Giles 
Brothers & Co. No 144 Luke Street. 

Aln. Knickerbocker ofl'erered the following 
resolution, which was adopted: 

Whereas, The city of Chicapo is infested with 
a l^.rge number of lottery and. gift enterprise es- 
tablishments lor vending of spurious jewelry and 
other worthless wares' by lottery or chance; 
therefore, be it 

Resolied, That the C rporation Counsel is here- 
by requested to inform ihis Council at its next 
meeting, whether this Council has or ba a not the 
power to suppress such gift enterprise establish- 
ments, or to compel them to pay an adequate sum 
for license. 

Aid. Sherwin moved to adjourn. 

Aid. Carter demanded the ayes ard noes. 

The Counoi. refused to adjourn, by the follow- 
ing vote : 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Kann, Sberwin, 
Frisbee, ve odard, Rus=eli, Gastfield, Rub— 8. 

Noes— Aid, Shimp, Carter, Barrett. Wicker, Sher- 
ic"a", Hatch, Moore, Hoiden, Bixby, Franzen, 
Lawsoc, Clark — 12 

Aid. Russell introduced a resolution in relation 
to the disposal of the earth to be taken from the 
Washington street tunnel, which was 

Referred to the Comror tees on Streets and Al- 
leys of the South aad West Divisions. 

Aid. Clark introduced the following resection, 
which was adopted : 

ResoUed, That until the fir^t of Septe-rber the 
hour for the assembling of the Common Council 
be fixed at S o'clock p. m. 

And on motion of A?d. Russell the Conn^'l ad- 
journed. A. H t BODilAN, City C.erk. 



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REGULAR MEETING. 



Chicago, July 10th, 1865. 



OFFICIAL REPORT. 



Present -His Honor, Mayor Rice, ard Aldermen 
Gage, Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, Barret', 
Wicker, McRoy, Sheridan, Wall work, Hatch, 
Moore, Woooard, Ta>cott. Holden, Bixby, Bond, 
Huntley, G*s field, Franzes, Hottmger, Lawsun, 
Shackford, Woodman am. Clark, 

Absent— Aldermen Wilm^rth. Kacn, Sherwin, 
Rafierty, Fristee, Rsssell, Proadlbot and Rub.. 
minutes . 

On motion of Aid. Knickerbocker, the minutes 
of the psoceedincs of the last meeting were ap- 
proved without reading. 

PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS. 

A communication from ihe City Attorney sub- 
mittina the dra t of an ordinance concerning bulls 
w<i9. on motion of Aid, Lawson, 

Referred to the Board of Police. 

A communication from the Board of Police 
asking for tne passage of an Bccompacymg ordi- 
nance in relation to junk dealers, was, on motion 
of Aid. Talcott, 

Reierr^d to Committee on Judiciary. 

A communication was received from the Board 
of Police asking the Council to pay certain bills 
incurred by the decease of Igna'z Geiss anrt John 
Strain or, rsembers of the Fire Department, 
amounting to $177. 

Aid, Woodman moved tfeat the bills be paid. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Aye&~&:&. Gage, Knickerbocker, Shimp, Car- 
ter, Barrett, Wicker, McRoy, Sheridan, Wailwork, 
Hatch, Moore, Woodard, Talcott, Holden, Bixby, 
Bond, Hottmger, Lawson, Shackford, Woodman, 
Clark -21 

AWs— None, 

A petition of sundry citizens for the repair of 
North Water street, was, on motion of Aid.. 
Clark, 

Rccrreii to the Board of Public Works. 
Tne Board of Public Works presented tbe fol- 
lowing Com m unicati on : 

Office of the Board of Public Works, | 
Chicago, July 10th, 1865 f 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City f Chi- 
cago, m Common Council assemoied : 
Gentlemen : In our annual report, to your boa 
onble body of April 1st, 1864, th? Bo-^ro of Pub- 
lic Works found occasion to state to you that it 
would soon be necessary to provide an a^di 
tional pumping engine for the Water Works; 
that the consumption of water was rapidly in- 



creasing, and that the present pumping power 
would not long be sufficient to maintain the regu 
lar supply. It is now evident to the Board that 
it will not be safe to longer postpone the erection 
of the engine, and the Board, after a protracted 
examination of the subject, extending through all 
last year, and including a visitation oi all the prin- 
cipal Water Works of the country by their engi- 
neer, and many of them by members of the Board 
in person, have prepared plans and specifications 
for a new engine, and have invited bids for its 
construction. 

Tne Board, too, after careful deliberation, 
have concluded that to attempt to disturb 
the foundations of the present engine house by 
putting down foundations and a pump well for the 
new engine in connection with this engine house, 
will endanger toe stability of its walls and found- 
ations, and will thus jeopardize the supply ot 
water for the city. The Board are of the opinion 
that it is not safe to do it, and that it will be wiser 
to put up a new engine home, entirely distinct 
and removed from the present one and near the 
shaft of the lake tunnel, and sufficiently commo- 
dious for all the engines which will be needed for 
a long time., 

We therefore recommend the passage of the 
appended ordinance, authorizing the Board to 
construct the new engine house and erect the new 
engine, and providing for the issue of the neces- 
sary water loan bonds. 

It is estimated that the new engine will cost 
one hundred thousand dollars, atd the new en- 
gine house, with its pump well and connections, 
is also estimated to cost that sum. 

Respectfully snHmitted, 

J. G. GlNDELE, 

Fred. Lexz, 
O. J.. Rose, 
Board of Public Works. 
An Ordinance authorizing toe erection of a new 
engine bouse for the Chicago Water Works, and 
the issue ot Water Loan Bonds. 
Be it ordained by the Common Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section i. That the Board of Public Works are 
hereby authoiiz?d to erect a new engine of a ca- 
pacity sufficient to pump 18,000,000 gallons of 
waiter daiiy, and to construct a new engine house, 
with all ihe necessary foundations, pump-well, 
inlet pipes, and connections wiih the lake tunnel, 
according to plans and specifications to be pre- 
pared by gaid Board. 

Section 2. The Board of Public Works are here- 
by aathorized to issue Two Hundred (200) Water 
ham Bonds, ot the denomination of One Thous- 
and Dollars each, to be dated Juiy 3, 1865, and 
payable in New York twenty-five years alter the 



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date thereof, with OOBDOBI fOf lnter< Ht, at tho 
rate of ne ven per cent per inn urn, ptiynble ■•< mi 
inn ii t'ly in Ni w York ; tbe Haul I oudi* to t>. iHMied 

in oosfi rcuftj r lit tbe proTlitoni <>t in tot of tbe 

Oem ml A u hembl.y of the Nta'e of lllino'iH, < u t i ■ 
led, "An act to reduce the Charter of the Ciry of 
CMrniMi, mi I hi vera! arts amendatory thereof. 
Ink) ODO tCt> §Bd to rovlnc the mine," upprov d 
Pel m iry 1.1, 1HH.'!, an' 1 tin ir pr0C4 edl to 
he mod for the nun Oie of 'hi- fOMftOllIP BOCtlOn. 

Aid. Wui (Itnan moved that the foregoing be re- 
ferred to Committee on Kinunce, and ordered 
published. Carried. 

A remonstrance ngjlr.st the appointment of" 
( i i ! • ~ h BrOfa «fc Co. city time keepers wa--. presented 
be W. R Arthur and other?. 

Aid. Shimp moved to lay it on the tabic. 

Aid. Woodman demanded tbe ayes and noes. 

The motioii waB lost by the following vote : 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, 
Moore, Hoiden, liixby, Hottinger and Clark— 8. 

Xots— Aid. Oaee, Barrett, Wicker, McKoy, 
Sheridan, Wallwork, Hntch, Woodird, Talcott, 
Bond, l.nwpon, Shackford and Woor»mi\n— 13. 

Aid. WlcKer moved to reler it to Commifee on 
Rnilroade. 

Aid. Hoiden moved, as an amendment, to refer 
it Committee on Hnrbor and Bridges; which mo- 
tion was lost. 

Aid. Wicker's motion wns then put and carried. 

The Board of Public Works presented the fol 
lowing assessment rolls, and asked for their con- 
firmation : 

For curbing', filling, and planking: Calhoun 
Place, between Dearborn and State streets. 

For curbing-, tllline, and p:ving with " wooden 
block pivemeBt " Wabash avenue, from tbe south 
line of Randolph, street to the north line of 
Twenty-second street. 

For tbe erection of lamp posts on West Eeiirh- 
teenth street, from Canal street t© Chicago river. 

For the erection of lamp post- on Canal street, 
from Sixteenth street to Eighteenth street. 

For the erection of lamp posts on Oak street, 
from Gieen Bay s reet to Lake Michigan. 

For deficiency on former assessment on erection 
of lamp posts on West Water street, irem Kinzie 
street to West Indiana street. 

Also, 

For the extension of Vine street north to Wil- 
low street ; to which objections had teen filed by 
Charles Bunzow. 

All the toregoing assessment rolls were con- 
firmed by the passage of the usual order of con- 
firmation attached thereto. 

Also, 

Presented an assessment roll for the extension 
of Mather street through block 17, School Section 
Addition; to which oojections bad been filed by 
J. H. Foster. 

Aid. Wood ard moved that tbe assessment roll, 
together with the remonstrance, be recommitted, 
to ihe Board of Public Works. Carried. 

The following communication was received 
from Aid. Bond: 

To the Hon . Mayor and Common Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen— It appears, from notices issued by 
&e Provost Marshal of this 1st Congressional 
Di -tnct of the State of Illinois, that the Govern- 
ment has called for a statement of all moneys fur- 
nished by the various sub districts, and that but 
litt ; e attention has been paid to snch call. I would 
therefore respectfully ask the passage of the fol- 
lowing resolution L. L. Bond. 

Resolved^ That the Aldermen of the several 
Wards of the ciiy of Chicago be reques'ed to see 
that the moneys paid by each Ward or sub-district 
in the city, for the payment cf bounties, &c, of 
volunteers and substitutes for the United States 
army and navy, under any and all calls for troops 
by the President of tbe United States, are 
correctly reported to the Provost Marshal of this 
district a a soon as practicable. 

On motion of Aid. Talcott the resolution was 
adopted. 

The following communication was received 
from the Cry Clerk : 



To the Mayor ii'id Aldermen of the City of Gul- 
rai'o, in < ommon Council aHuomblod : 
At. tli<; regular men tint' of your honoiable body, 

" An Ordinance fur «► tublbhing the dock lines 

between B'ete and Rn*b street bndsee«*' was 

tain n from ili<: table und huImjiM. d to the action 

of tbe Council. Ad. Kmn moved iha» it be re- 
ferred to tbe Comptroller, together with the com- 
mittee on Judicary. The <\t r ami ini':» in m» 
taken upon such refer ric , tin- Clerk a iiouuced 
the vote as: ay< h. 10; and roes 9; when tho vote 
actually wmh Id to 10; mukiny It a tie. The Chair, 
r el ng ml - ted by the wrong announcement, de- 
clared tbe ordtuance reierred, ue ibove. A-*. it 
now stands the disposal of the document in ques- 
tion is still pending. 

Respectfully t uhmitted, 

A. H. BODHAN. 

City Clerk. 

TheC!erk read a remonstrance against, the pi«- 
gage of the at-ove-me,ntioned ordinance, signed 
by Armour, Hempsted and others, and praying 
for the passage ot a subrtitute which accotnoan- 
ltd it. 

Aid , Hoiden moved to concur in the report of 
the committee, ani pass the ordiuuuee as t-uomit- 
ted by them. 

Aid. Bond moved, as an amendment, that tbe 
substitute, as presented by the reincnsirsnta, be 
passed. 

Aid. Gage moved, as a substitute, that tbe whole 
matter be re-committed to the Board ol Public 
Works. 

Aid. Hoiden moved to lay the motion r.f Aid. 
Gace upon the ta'de. 

Aid. Knickerbocker demanded the ayes and 
noes. 

The motion was lost by the following vote : 

Ayes— Aid. Shimp, Hoiden, Bixby, Gastticld, 
Hottmeer. C.ark— 6. 

Noes— Aid. Gaee, Knickerbocker, Carter, Bar- 
rett, Wicker, McRoy, Sheridan, Wall work, Hitcti, 
Moore, Wcodard. Talcott, Bond, Huntley, Law- 
son, Shsckford, Woodman— 17. 

The qu^suon recurring on the mo'lon of Aid. 
Qaec, Aid Hoiden demanded tbe ayed and noes. 

The motion was lozt by the following vote : 

Ayes— Aid, Ga^e, Knickerbocker, Barrett, 
Wicker, 91 -Roy, Sheridan, Wallwork, Hatch, 
Moore, Hct tinger— 10 

Noes— Aid. Shimp, Carter, Woodard, Talcott, 
Hoiden, Bixby, Bond, Huntley, Gastfield,Lawson, 
shackford, Woodman, Clark— 13. 

Aid , Hoiden moved, as an amendm c nt, to adopt 
the reporr of tbe Committee. 

Aid. Woodman moved to lay the motion on the 
taole. 

Aid. Hoiden called for the ayes ana noes. 

The motion was carried by the followir g vote : 

Ayes— Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, Birrfit, 
Wicker, McRoy, Sheridan, Waliwoik, Hstcb, 
Moore, Wooda T d, Talcott, Bond, Huntley, Law- 
sen, Woodman — 15. 

Aoes— Aid. Shimp, Carter, Hoiden, Bixby, 
Gastfield, Hottinger, Shackford, Clark— 8. 

Aid. Wdocman then demanded tbe ayes &nd 
noes on the adoption of the substitute as moved 
by Aid. Bond. 

The motion was lost for the lack of a three- 
fourths vote, as follows: 

Ayes— Aid. Gase, Shimp, Carter, Barrett, 
Wxker, Sheridan, Wallwork, Hatch, Moore, 
Wood9rd, Talcott, Bond, Huntley, Lawson, 
Woodman— 15. 

Noes— Aid. Knickerbocker, McRoy, Hoiden, 
Bixbv, Gestfield, Hottinger, Shackiore, Clark— 8, 

A'd. Wicker moved that all the papers connect- 
ed with toe mutter be referred to the Board ot 
Public Works. 

Aid. Shackford moved to lay the motion on the 
ta^le. T.ost. 

Aid. Wicker 1 ? motion was then put and carried. 

Petition of Jas. Morgan for a free license to 
peddle was 

Referred to Committee on Licen B e?. 

Petition of Walter Lester for remission of 
taxes; and 



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[1865 



Petition of A. S. Cook for remission of taxes, 
were 

Referred to Committee on Pieance. 

Petition of Wo S. Woodbury for free license to 
exhibit a "lung' tes er," was 

Referred to the Mayor with power to act. 

Petition of Henry Kel'y for free peddler's li- 
cense «?as 

Relerred to Committee on Licenses. 

Pe 1 i + icn of Louis Jacobs for return of license 
money was 

Referred to Committee on Finance, 

REPORTS OF OFFICERS. 

The School Agent presented his monthly state- 
ment of receipts and expenditures for the month 
of June, 1885, which was ordered to be 

Placed on file. 

The Board of Public Works presented an ordi- 
nance for dredging Hiley Slouch. 

Aid, Wicker moved its passage. 

Aid. Huntley moved as an amendment that it be 
referred to Committee on Finance. Carried . 

The Board of Public Works presented ordi- 
nances for the following naxned improvements : 

For a sidewa k on the north side of Twentieth 
street, from Michigan avenue to the aHey west ; 

For a sidewalk on the west side of Wabash ave- 
nue, fronting lots 2 and 4, Week 5, Assessor's divi- 
sion s. w. frac. i sec. 22, 39, 14 ; 

For filling, grading and planking a'ley in blocks 
103 and 104, School Section Addition; and 

For opening an alley between Stare street and 
W aba 'tx avenue, from the north line of Spring's 
subdivision to Sixteenth street. All of which 
were 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
S. D. 

Also, 

For the extension of West White street west to 
Larrabee street; 

For a sidewalk on hoth sides of LaSalie street, 
fronting lots 95 and 96 Bronson's Addition ; 

For planking alley in biocfc three Welcott's Ad- 
dition, from LaSalie street to Clark street ; and 

For curbing and paving with " wooden block 
pavement " North Clark street from Chicago Ave- 
nue to the river : all of which were 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
N. D. 

Also, 

For curbing, grading, filling and paving Madi- 
son street from Halsted street to the bridge ; and 

For extension of Park avenue from Oakley 
street to Western avenue ; all of whica were 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
W.D. 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 

FINANCE. 

Aid. Bond, of Commutes on Finance, to whosi 
had been referred the petition of Jr&n McMahon 
for increased compensation for macadamizing 
Milwaukee avenue, reported adversely to making 
any advance, but recommended the payment of 
$3,133,32 now due him. 

Report concurred in by the following vote : 

Ayes— Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, 
Barrett, Wicker, McRoy, Sheridan, Waliwork, 
Hatch, Moore, Wjodard, Talcott, Ho:den, Bixby, 
Bond, Hundley, Gastfield, FraDzen, Hottinger, 
Lawson, Shackford, Woodman, Clark— 24. 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

Of the same Committee reported adversely to the 
issue of bonds lor extra sewers to be laid down 
this year. 
Report accepted and concurred in. 

A!eo, 

Of the same Committee reported adversely to the 
acceptance of the official bond of Caspar Gehring, 
special constable, for the reason that it lacked one 
name upon it as surety. 
Report accepted and concurred in 
Also, 

Of the same Committee reported adversely to 
paying damages to Geo. Miller, lor accident oc- 
curring to hia horse. 



Report accepted and concurred in. 

Also, 

Of the same Committee, reported in favor of 
exempting certain church property belonging to 
St. Peter's congregation, frum taxation. 

Report accepted and concurred in. 

Also, 

Of the same Committee, reported adversely to 
remitting the fines of Edward Grimm and, L. 
Nitschkaksy, imposed for a violation of the Health 
Ordinance. 

Report accepted and concurred in. 

Also, 

Of the same Committee, reported in favor of 
remitting the fine of Jeremiah Kingsland, amount- 
ing ro $10, 

Report accepted and concurred in by tne fol- 
lowing vote: 

Ayes — Aid. Shimp, Carter, Barrett, Wicker, Mc- 
Roy, Sheridan, Waliwork, Hatch, Moore, Woodard, 
Ta cott, Ho.den, Bixby, Bona, Huntley, Gast- 
field, Franzen, Hottinger, Lawson, Shackford, 
Woodman, Clark— 22- 

Noes — Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker— 2. 
Also, 

Of the same Committee reported adver a ely to 
granting damages to James McEwen for injuries 
done to his horse. 
Report accepted and concurred in. 

A so, 

Of the same Committee reported adversely to re- 
funding tne money paid by Isaac Blumenthal for 
peddler's license. 
Report accepted and concurred in. 

HARBOR AND BRIDGES. 

Aid. Holden, of Committee on Harbor and 
Bridges, submitted a report recommending the 
passage of the following ordinance : 

Ordinance authorizing ihe Board of Public 
Works to assume the custody of the bridge cross- 
ing the North Branch Canal at North Branch 
street. 

Beit o-daineddy the Common Council of the City 
of Chicago : 

Section 3. That the Board of Public Works are 
hereby authorized, if the bridge across the North 
Branch Canal at North Branch street, shall be re- 
built to their satisfaction, at private expense and 
wubout cost to the city, to accept the same when 
so rebuilt, and thenceforward to assume the care 
of it land to maintain it as a public bridge. 

Report concurred in and ordinance passed. 

TIRE AND WATER. 

Aid. Huntley, of Committee on Fire and Water, 
ieported m lavor of the passage of the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be authorized 
and directed to pay out of any moneys not other- 
wise appropriated, the sum of Five tlundred dol- 
lars eacu to the widows of (the said) Ignatz Giess 
and John Strainor. 

Aid. Bond moved the passage of the order. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Aid. Gage, Shimo, Carter, Barrett, Wick- 
er, McRoy, Sheridan, Wailwork, Hatch, Moore, 
Woodard, Talcott, Holden, Bixby, Bond, Hunt- 
ley, Gastfield, Franzen, Hottinger, Lawson, bhack- 
tord, Woodman, Clark— 23. 

Noes— Aid. Knickerbocker— 1. 

Also, 

Of the same Committee, reported in favor of 
granting a Fireman's Diploma to Peter Sellers. 
Report accepted and concurred in, 

JUDICIARY. 

Aid. Knickerbocker, of Committee on Judi- 
ciary, to whom had been referred an ordinance 
for the sale of property in the North Division, re- 
ported that the object of the ordinance had been 
met in the General Appropriation Bill, and there- 
for the Committee reported adverse to the pas- 
sage of the ordinance authorizing the sale. 

Aid. Clark moved to concur in the report. Car- 
ried. 

PRINTING . 

Ald.Barrett, of Committee on Printing, to whom 
had been referred a resolution requiring them to 



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report 1lm rnti-H to bn paid for advertising for the 
current municipal year, submitted a minority rc 
poj 

Aid. Uhu" movid M.nt ltb«i Hcccpted end ro8d 
Aid. Hold* n iiiovi.ii in lay 'he nn-tiori on tin; 

t th 

Ai»l. Gugo denvm'*' d the uyw> and noi h. 
i in- minion prevailed by tho following vote : 
Aye*— Aid. Knickerbocker, Shtrop, Curt r, 
TMoor,, Woo'h.id, .Men. I'.ixt V, Hon , Huntley, 
dHHtnt-itJ, Hoitingcr, 1.uwm>ii, Stun -Ulurd, mid 'Jlark 
—14. 

Noes— Aid. Ga*e, Barrett, Wicker, McKoy, 
SiitTitiir , NVall'vork, 11 'teh, I aieoti, at » Wood- 
man— 9. 

LICENSES. 

Aid. Wicker, of Committee on Licenses, to- 
ported udV" rnely to granting a frcu naloon jicenBe 
to D. 0. Morau. 

Report accepted and concurred In. 

Also, 

Of the same committee, reported in favor or re 
turning $25.00 to Nicholas Zander, on account of 
license taken out in 1864-5. 

Rt port accepted and concurred in by the fol- 
lowing vote: 

^y^—Ald. Gnee. Knickerbocker, Bh-rop, 
Carter, Barrett, Wicker, AtrRo?. Sberidan, Wall 
WOlk, Hatch, Hoore, Woodard, TMc.itt, tio'den, 
Bixbv, Boro, HuniJey, Gastfleld, Hottuger, Law- 
son, Sbaekl'ord, Wocdmac, Clark— 23. 

lives — None. 

8TKEET8 AND ALLEYS, 8. D. 

The Committee on Streets and Alky? r ported 
in favor of tbe passage of an ordinance for a tide- 
walk on tbe east side of State street, from Twen- 
ty-fourth to Twenty fifth streets. 

Aid- Clark moved to concur m the report and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by the following vo e: 

Aye*—&\&. Gage, Kniikerooekcr, Snimp, Car- 
ter, Bsrrett, Wicker, Mclloy, Sh-.ridjn, Wall- 
work, Hatch, Moore, Woodard, Talcott, Ho oec, 
Bixby. Bond, Huntley, Gasifieid, Hottinger, Law- 
son, Shackfo-d, Wooatnan, Clark— 23* 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

The same Committee reported in favor cf the 
passage of an ordinance lor private draios from 
certain lots connected with public sewers, in 
block 91, 93, 94, 95 and 4 98, in School Section Addi- 
tion to Chicago. 

Aid. Clark moved to concur in the report and 
pa?s the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed "by the fol owing vote : 

Ayes— A d. Gage, Knickerbocker, Stump, Car- 
ter, Barrett, Wicker, McRoy, Sheridan, Wal.- 
work, Hatch, Moore, 'Woodard, Talcott. Hol- 
den, Bixty. Bond, Htintley, GastQeld, Hottinger, 
Larson, Stiackioid, Woodman, Clark— 23. 

Noes— None. 

STREETS AND AT/LETS, N. D. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, N. D., 
reported in favor of the passage of an ordinance 
for curbing and filling Erie street, from Clark 
street to LaSalle street. 

Aid. Lawson moved to concur in the report and 
pass ihe ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, Shimp, Car- 
ter, Barrett, Wicker, McRoy, Sheriaan, Wall- 
work, Hatch, Moore, Woodard, Talcott, Holden, 
Bixby, Bond, Huntley, Gaetfield, Hottinger, Law- 
son, Shackford, Woodman andCiark— 23. 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of tbe passage of an ordinance 
for the extension of West Hinsdale street, east- 
ward ly rc LaSalle street. 

Aid. Holden moved to concur in the report arid 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed bv the following vote : 

Ayes— Aid. t Gage, Knickerbocker, Shvmp, Car- 
ter, Barrett, Wicker, McRoy, Sheridan, Wail- 
work, Haiclj, Moore, Woodard, Talcott, Holden, 
Bixby, Bond, Huntley, Gastfield, Franzen, Hot- 



tlnger, LuwHon, Hrucuford, Woodtniti, Olttfc— 24. 
Noch— None. 

A so. 

The same Cd'nrnlttee reported In favor of the 
p;i»sigo o' an ordinanoa for tDicademialog OMca- 
v.-i ir hi Ciork meet t . Chicago |HHl( 

iiT'i iff 

Aid Hord moved to coir ur in the report und 
pi-n tti<- ordinance. 

The rw: loo, preVHi 1 * d by tl> I I'o vine vote: 

Ayes — Ald.i Gig* , Knlclf r o k- r, Sunup, Cur- 
ler, 11 <rr. It, Wicker, Me.Uoy. Sli. ridan, Wall- 
A'ttrk, llate.h, Moore, Woodard, T«'cOt*, lloli'nn, 
Blx'iv, Il'i"d, Hui'tl-y, GaMtleid, llnLti ri/»t-r , l/rw- 
Hun, Shtukiord. Woonintri, Cla'k — 

No-a— Aid. ITIDBW 1. 

•mill AND ALLEYS, W. D. 

T°c Crnimit't c on S»reetn and A! <yt-, Wef-t D ; - 
vislon, i' p ir'ed in f/iv .r of tin; pannage o.' an 

ordinance for planking alloy in Muck 27, Bononl 

Section Addition to Chicago. 

Aid. Olark moved to concur in tko / p<.rt and 
pa*v ine orcinance. 

Th>-; motion prevailed by ibe followUf vote: 

Ayts— Aid- G<g«, Kaickcrbocker, snimp, car- 
ter, Barrett, Wicfeer. llclt.iv, SLendiu. Wul wu'k, 
Uarcti, Mo- re, Woodard, TaJcoH, HoKlen, tin iy, 
Bond, Uun'.ey, brMtfleld, Franz-.-n, Hottinger, 
Lawson, Shackford, Woodman, Clirk— 

Notfi — None. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of th* passage of *n oroinance 
for re uj^c dacnizisjy Canal street Jroia Auaois 
street to Twelfth s'reet. 

Aid. Shimp moved to concur in the report and 
pass tne ordinance. 

1'he motion Drevalbd by 'he following vote: 

Ay-* — Aid. G->ge, Kn-cserbocker, Shimp, Car- 
ter, Barret , Wicker, VI Roy, Sherman. Wul - 
woTk. Hatch, Moor* 3 , Woodard, Talcott, Holden, 
Bixby, Bi nd, Huntley, G stncid, Franzen, H u- 
j uot?er, Liwson, Snackiord, WoodmiU, Clark— 24. 

Nots— None. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of the passare of an ordi- 
nance vacaiiiii? tue alley in lot 3, block 53, N. W. 
i sec. 21, 39, 14. 

Air Bixby moved to concur in the report and 
pass the ordinance. 
The morion prevailed by ihe following vote : 
Ayes— Aid. G^e, Kmckerbocki, Snimp, Car- 
: ter, Barrett, Wick r, McRoy, Sheridan, WaUwori:, 
Hatch, Moore, Woodard. Ta cott, Holden, Bixby, 
i Bond, Hunt;ey, Gastfie'-^, Franzeu, Hottinger, 
! Lawson, Shackford, C. ark— 23. 
Noes — None. 

Also, 

Reported in favcr of tne passage of an ordinance 
for sidewalk on bo^n sid'rs of Bunker street, from 
Desp'ame 3 ! etree^ to Halsced street. 
Aid Knickerbocker moved lo concur in the re- 
i port aDd pass tbe ordinance. 

The mot on prevailed by tne foUowicg vote : 
Ayes— Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, Shimp, Car- 
; t^r, Barrett, Wicker, Sheridan, Wailwork, flatcti, 
[ Moore, Woodard, Ta^ott, Holden, Bixby, Bond, 
; Huntley, Gastfitlc, Fraczen, Hottinger, Lawson, 
Shackford, Clark— 22. 
Noes— None. 

Also, 

1 Reported in tavor of the passage of an ordinance 
for a sidewalk on the North side of Hunt street 
j from Rucker street to the western teiminus of 
i said Hunt street. 

On motion of Aid. Holden the report was con- 
curred m, end the ordinance passed by the fol- 
lowing vote: 

Ayes— Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, Shimp, Car- 
ter, Barrett, Wicker, McRoy, Sheridan, Wall- 
work, Hatch, Mccre, Woodard, Talcott, Holden, 
Bixoy, Bond, Hunt ey, Gastfield, Fran^en, Hottin- 
ger, Lawson, Shackfori, Clark— 23. 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of the passage of an ordinance 
| for a sidewalk on tbe north side of Lake street 
i from Ada street to Sheldon street. 



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On motion of Aid. Clark the report was concur 
red in and ordinance passed by ayes and noes as 
follows : 

Ayes— A'd, Gage, Knicker »ock«r,Shimp, Carter, 
Barrett, Wicker, McRoy, Sheridan, Wailwork, 
Hatch, Moore, Woodard. Talcott, Hoiden, Bixby, 
Bond, Huntley, Gastfield, Franzen, Hottinger, 
Lawson, Shaekfbrd, Woodman, Ciars— 24. 

iVWs— None. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of the passage of an ordinance 
for a sidewalk on the east side of Throop street, 
from Madison street to Monroe street, 

Aid. Shackford moved to concur in the report 
and pass the ordinance. 

The morion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Aid, Gage, Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, 
Barrett, Wicker, McRoy, Sheridan, Wailwork, 
Hatch, Moore, Woodard, Talcott, Hoiden, Bixby, 
Bond, Huntley, Gastfield, Franzen, Hottinger, 
Lawson, Shackford, Woodman and Clark— 24. 

Noes—N one. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of the passage of an ordinance 
for a sidewalk on the west side of Aberdeen 
street, from Mudison street to Monroe street. 

On motion of Aid, Clark the report was con 
cnrred in, and ordinance passed by the following 
vote : 

Ayes— Ald.Gage, Knickerbocker, Shimo, "arter, 
Barrett, Wicker, McRoy, Sheridan, Wailwork, 
Hatch, Moore, Woodard, Talcott, Hoiden, Bixtvy, 
Bond, Huntley, Gastfield, Franzen, Hottinger, 
Lawson, Shackford, Woodman, Clark— 24. 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of the passage of an ordi- 
nance for a sidewalk on the west side of Wood 
street from Lake street to Kinzie street, 

On motion of Aid. Talcott, the report was con- 
curred in and ordinance passed by ayes and noes 
as follows : 

Ayes -Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker^Shimp, Carter, 
Barrett, Wicker, McRoy, Sheridan, W&Olwork, 
Hatch, Moore, Woodard. Talcott, Hoiden, Bixoy, 
Bond, Huntley, Gastfield, Franzen, Hottinger, 
Lawson, Shackford, Woodman, Ciark— 24. 
Noes— None. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of the passage of an ordi- 
nance for a sidewalk on the north side of Lake 
street, from Reuben street to Kobey street. 

On motion of Aid. Bond, the report was concur- 
red in, and ordinance passed by ayes and noes as 
loliows : 

Ayes— Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, Shimp,Carter, 
Barrett, Wicker, McRoy, Sheridan, Wabwork, 
Hatch, Moore, Woodard, Talcott, Hoiden, Bixby, 
Bond, Huntley, Gastfield, Franzen, Hottinger, 
Lawson, Shackford, Woodman, Clark— 24. 

Noes— None. 



Also, 

Reported in favor of the passage of en ordinance 
for a sidewalk on the north side of Eighteenth 
street from Seward street to Hoisted street. 

On motion of Aid. Wicker, the report was con- 
curred in and ordinance passed by the following 
vote : 

Ayes— Aid. ^age, Knickerbocker, Stump, Cart- 
er, Barrett, Wicker, McRoy, Sheridan, Wailwork, 
Hatch, Moore, Woodard, Talcott, Hoiden, Bix- 
by, Boud, Huot ley, Gastfield, Franzen, Hottinger, 
Law? on. Shackford, Woodman, Clark— 24. 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of the passage of an ordinance 
for planking West Twelfth street, from Beach 
street to Canal street. 

On motion of Aid. Bixby, the report was con- 
curred in and the ordinance passed by ayes and 
noes as follows : 

Ayes— Aids. Gage, Knickerbocker, 8himp, Car- 
ter, Barrett, Wicker, McRoy. Sheridan, Wail- 
work, Hatch, Moore, Woodard, Hoksen, Bixby, 
Bond, Huntley, Gastfield, Hottinger, Lawson, 
Sbscisford, Woodman, Cark— 22, 

Noes— Aids. Talcott, Franzen— 2. 

Also, 

Reported m favor of the passage of an ordinance 
for a sidewalk on the south side of Luke street, 
from Union street to Halsted street. 

On motion of Aid. Wicker, the report was con- 
curred in, and the ordinance passed by ayes and 
noes as follows : 

Ayes — Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, Sbirap, 
Carter, Barrett, Wicker, McRoy, Shtrid9», Wall- 
work, Hatch, Moore, Woodard. Talcott, Hoiden, 
Bixby, Bond, Huntley, Gastfield, Franzen, Hot- 
tinger, Lawson, Shackford, Woodman, Clark— 24. 

Noes—None. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of an ordinance for a sidewalk 
on the north side of Twelfth street, from Bes- 
pMnes street to Halsted street. 

On motion of Aid. Wicker, the report was con- 
curred in and the ordinance passed by ayts and 
noes as follows : 

Ayes— Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, Shimp, Car- 
ter, Barrett, Wicker, McRoy, Sheridan, Wall- 
work, Hatch, Moore, Woodard, Talcott, Hoiden, 
Bixby. Bond, Huntley. Gastfield, Franzen, Hot- 
tinger, Lawson, Shackford, Woodman, Clark— 24. 

Noes— None, 

Aid. Moore moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ until Thursday, July 13th at 8 o'clock p. m., 
to take up the business where it was left off. 

The motion prevailed and the Council stood ad- 
journed. 

A. H. BOD MAN, 
City Clerk. 



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Common (tonal 



ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING. 



Chicago, July 13th., 1865. 



OFFICIAL REPORT. 



Present.— H's Honor Mayor Rice, and Alder- 
men Gage, Knickerbocker, Slump, Carter, Bar- 
rett, Wicker, McRoy, Sberirian, Kann, Wal!work, 
Hatcb, Snerwin, Moore, Raffe<ty, Fnsbee, Wood- 
ard, Talcott, Helden, Bixby, Bond, Russell, Gast- 
fieid, Franzen, Run, Lawson, Sh&ckford, Wood- 
man and C i arK. 

Absent— Aldermen Wilmarth, Huntley, Proud- 
foot and Hottinger, 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 

LOCAL ASSESSMENTS. 

Aid. Sherwin, of the Committee on Local As- 
sessments, to Whom had been referred the peti- 
tion of the managers of the " Home oi the Friend- 
less," asking to he relieved from the special as- 
sessment for paving Wabash avenue, reported that 
in their opinion the Council had no power to re- 
mit the assessment, and would therefore report 
adversely to toe prayer of the petitioners 

On motion of Aid. Woodman, tne report was 
accepted and concurred in. 

SPECIAL COMMITTEES. 

BRIDEWELL. 

Aid. Gatre, of the Special Committee, appointed 
for that purpose, submitted the following report, 
which, on motion of Aid. Woodman, was ordered 
to be 

Laid over and published -: 
To <he Mayor and Common Council cf the city of 
Obicago : 

Your Committee on Bridewell, to whom was as- 
signed the duty of visiting Eastern cities for the 
purpose of learning the beet plan for contracting 
a city Bridewell, or House of Correction, have at- 
tended to that duty, and t eg leave to report : 

We do not propose to refer minute y to each in- 
stitution visited, as it would make this report too 
long for any corresponding benefit. We made 
this inquiry of all Directors and Suoerintendents 
of the various establishments examined : " Were 
you to c eminence now constructing premises ior 
these purposes, would you buiid as you have done, 
or won d you change in some respects f" The 
answer was, in all cases, " we wou'd build diff r- 
entiy." We think the architect we selected to go 
wuh us has taken advantage of these improved 
opinions, and lhatthe plans he has submitted to 
us, wh;ch form a part of this report, are in all re- 
spects better than any we examined during our 
recent visit. 

The Philadelphia County Prison is well 
managed on the solitary system, which 



prevails in Pennsylvania, but the system 
does not meet with favor in 
'other States, and we notice even here that some 
two or ibree prisoners were placed together dur- 
ing working hours. The buildings are excellent 
of their kind. 

in our visit to Blackwell'sJ Island, New York 
City, the most attention was paid to the work- 
house, as that contained the kind of persons we 
are called upon to provide for. In so trie respects 
this insti'U'ion is well conducted, but in one or 
1 wo we regard the manage ment as wrong, and we 
point them out, hoping mat the same may be 
avoided,} not only here but elfewhtre. Wnen 
persons are brought from the city, whatever gar- 
ments they may have on are taken f»om them, and 
they assume the prison garb. When they leave, 
their old garme&ts are returned to them, without 
having been washed or cleaned in any manner. 
Of course, when taken off they are covered with 
filth and perhaps vermin, and having mid packed 
away for weeks or months, tney come out hVhy, 
rotten rags, which is all the poor creatures buve 
to put on, and with these they go forth, with no 
chance lor improvement, if disposed to make 
the effort. In the same establishment we saw 
some hundred or more females, seated, per- 
fectly io e ; they were placed there so 
as to be under some control. When asked if em- 
ployment could not be obtained, the answer was, 
that the sentences were so uncer ain that no con- 
tractor wouid p y anything for the labor. We 
regard constant employment, whether remunera- 
tive or not, lor the best interest ot inmates of such 
institutions. 

We regard the system adopted by the " Board 
of Directors for Public Institutions " of the tity 
of Boston, as admirable We Were kindly fur- 
nished copies of rules, reports, blank returns, &c, 
which we will place in the hands of the City lerk, 
believing that they wi 1 be found very useful in 
the future management Of our institutions. 

First, in our recommendations to the Council, 
is the quantity of land to be purchased, and right 
here we wish the Council could feel >he force of 
the testimony which has been invariably given us 
upon this point. No city would now sell a foot of 
land at any price. Philadelphia is lookin? for a 
large tract as near the ci'y as possible, for the 
purpose of erecting a new institution. Boston ex- 
pects to buid a new Lunatic Asylum socn, and 
she has no land on which to place it. We are 
now about commencing the erection of a 
House of Correction. Within twenty years we 
shall want many buildings— some penal and some 
charitab e— and the city does not own a foot of 
ground now which can he used for these pur- 
poses—not even where our Reform School is. 
We think the Council will act wisely, if they pur- 
chase sufficient land for all time to come ; ft will 



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never rout !«#■. It ha* be*n ala'ed to u* with I 
gmi | tixitlv* ut:rt«, that Inur." )ano«tnpl yOfM 
«.,) !>■ > I'tlr'il or >■>> lucmt vi- for iLin l> m oi r.tn n: 
Ui«t tu hi on i Door Iu>'it: iiit'i t«l ^ujn r n 

t<- .in tf < uii'.vatc u i the in il wwy hnvr. 

We rc nmebd the porcbaee or at 1 ait one 
buncred i.rr- b o( iand, wltiiln flvi- or *<z tntlrn of 
tbfl Court Hon •• *'e do cot inrMcot*: \vhnc, an 
il. «t wru'.i Ih« likHy r i off- ct th»- pr'c.-. ^< ihn-k 

'hi- (jnui M'V ini lie hi urh' "it H pMC riot I'XrCrd 

in«r I5i5»' p« r urn*. W»th till* amount, the city an 
loCit* «i| iu n»t tuMoDB at one plnce, tu he udct 
the nlri ctioti of on* IJiard of (Juardi dh or Ul- 
H cior«, slid hire tufflcient iand to errpw y u lar^e 
iiuni»>i r of ltiTii »t« « to thi- b»-Bt ad vbtitage. 

Auu'hi r B'gumei't for tb« puribeae of fo murh 
lan" l* fouLO in the fie hut the city 
wil' soon ru* ohiltffd to emp oy c*«rt* to carry off 
thi L'jr tini'1- IV bleb ip row thrnwr upon 'hi t>tr- t*, 
to t~e hjiny of .-very *odv B'd •▼efyttlDg. 
W> y th a b hb i>eeu p •fit fd bo lour, is ihe 
question. J h it can be taken to the city's lano. 
and Hwlne raited and la t nc d upon if, st d there y 
mnrh profit will a crue. h< sides furnishing the 
groun* w ib much valmblc manur . 

Wed" not r. cov menu the < n -orlng of all tbe 
latid at present, but only that port on cftd f< r 
'be Hout*" of Correction, ^nd wb->n other bn ld- 
h tor eltoer r»-iorm)tory or cbarl'abie 1n«ntu 
tlons ire constructed, they < an be placed within a 
eep irate inclorure. 

We oo« copy tbe repirt m9deto u e by John M. 
Vhtj Osreli. Esq., the architect ee.'ectea Dy u: for 
ibe purpose : 

Mr--t-rs. G'ge atd ralcovt. Committee : 

I hi«e he pn-teure to submit her* wi'b, a gen- 
era' p an for a Brice*ell or House of Correction. 
I have en-leavoiv.ri to cocnbi:e ell the mprovrt- 
meLts sueepsted by our recent visit to timilnr 
lnstt'ucions at the East, and have maoe 
tome imporraLt fugeesfions, whica I think 
wi 1 he found oett^r man BBJ that came under cur 
not'ee. Tbe general cisp*? itionol'tt.e eevtra! 
bu ldines n*-oe s s*ry to such an lostitut on are o- 
catedin th« ut-ual manner. The keeper'?, or 
warden's, hou ; e m tie center ; 'he prison for 
male*- extending end forum g a wing on one c ide, 
at d a simi -r prison for female? forming a wn^ 
on tbe opposite side. Thete prisons have j^om 
mol-tion«iu each wine for one hundred and 
eighty (18 ) parsers: or a^ota' capacity of three 
hundred aid s*xty (360,, b.ing a separate ceil for 
ea- h pexsor, ;our fet-t by eiatr. Tbe cell- are 
doub ec\ f^cine' ouiwar'', aid are four t ers a 
height The sp^ce bftween tbe frott o f ceils atd 
fr e etcl eiie walls of the buikine 1 ^s twelve «eet. 
TdIp arrani- c-mert e ems to oe the btest sno mcsl 
aiptovec method of arrsngioe pr soiiS. Ihe pri 
eon to be h^ at.-o by radisfon from steam pipe*, 
arran- ed under 'he ground floor of 'he corndors. 
The boiler ard tuel rooms are located in tee base- 
ment of 'be cpttral tut ^in^. The laundry, t>a- 
kerv, kitchen and sep<rate d>n' : rg rooms '6r the 
pr soners. as a so sep r^te hospitals or sic& 
rooms, ar3 pTaced in a s^p^r^te btrtld- 
ire in rear of warden's ^psTtrcents, a 1 \ 
coinected by convenient p-ssaces and corridor:. 
1 bavfc des^ned 9 cbape-, or pl^ce of worship, in 
the upp<r p^r' of tee central baildiDe, *h ch will 
seat eiyht hundrec pHr^ots. Ibis room to oe 
d Yiried ry a parti ion 8«-ven feet ht^b, sep ratins 
the male from the fema.e prison rs. I propose 
that ah the exterior walls thill be of ;ubb'e 
stone m coarse' ; all the interior waTs of brick 
work; all roofs c sl^te. I bav° enceavored >o 
comn ne strength &nd utility, with rigid simplici- 
ty and ecnomy 

I have estimated the cost and believe my figures • 
will cover tu*= s*»roe : 

The cen'tal ^undiog $25,5^0 

Two wit* e 47,0OC e*ch 94,000 

Ba^k building- 12,OU) 

Apparatus lor htating not mended. 



fl31,5C0 



Respectfully submitted, 
[Signed,] Jobs M. Va* Ossxl. 



With the abovp. report, Mr. Van 0»d«-l hn« fur- 
nl eh • 'I phna of th'- l>alldini'i« de*ctihed, which 
an* r< f- rri'<i to tin* «-Mrly uir >f thi- r«-p.irt 

Tt rt'Cotxtmpud iHoDH aa to bind and build • 
It t'H tn iy Bpuftr utii-nlb-d for. nnd < xtr«v«p ^t.f, 
iiu' b- fori* you dc ne iht' thi y ht ho l^t un look 
h' thi« rtttiit'orj lor a rooTi'M It In a n lioriOM 
lyct thit enmt i» iticrp«i«iri^ with fi-ar'ul r-piditr 
In nil our ort'i" < HIi-h, more r .pi'i y t nan th P . popu- 
latum even, 'Od one of the peeo] nr rrlrn-K. whic" 
i xper enc- prove* to be | nx'H'o in all p -pu'otia 
tiiwrj<, In 'ncreannjj f t»N:r thjn any other*— we 
r> fer to pr(Mtitu"ou. Thin grcit trcri a"c i" nies 
irom e'rls Bent fr >m Irnm", (If homo it can he 
CHlifd) c o foi.ri a« 'hey sre ab e to wtlic and talk, 
wl'h ord. th to ' rioir home MomeiblnL'; they pM* 
d'e aople*, a- d ma chee. and Bw«ep i nt L'f«in c<rt, 
th»'y ; aih'-r u[> thlh. pip. r nnd r)'«-c - nf wood, 
ao n t'O to their rot eraMe bom- e when tired our— 
where th» re is no c'eanl net-s. no order, aid hut 
little vir U". A large percentage of the crme 
aoovt? referred t) corce» from ibis fiacB in tbe 
crieH we hav-- v>it»*d. Now Chicago man p ; y 
the peca ty of it.H r-pio growh. Toib 83<xie < 'an »> 
are here in lire e Dumber* ; wo «ee 'h»-m in every 
p'reet and 8ll-y. We hop*-, tr.at the R form School 
for glr s W"U be of Bom« Bervlce, but I 1 can oo y 
t»e partial, ard it i< our t>ucin»s« »o adopt some 
means to pro ect the orn tiiuoity from thi> uru -. - 
ingevii. A hQDd'T'iil or more abandoned women 
were arre«t» o here a few days ago aid the city 
h'id no oroper p ace to KMfa them, so tbey were 
fined and 1 iooee aeaiij. 

Cook coun'y j*'l i» really a Ch c»go institution. 
I r . furni'hea rjDO!>t of th^ kro'ites aoo piys mo-t of 
tbe mils. Some ughty pri lnorn af« .here tow, 
t«en y od'' s»-ot aw-iy la*-t week, five .rrnn 'he 
Police (yourt this ronrn nu, an t no Gri' d Jury to 
roe^t 'ill -epieauh r, <ind the jail crowd*-.d now, 
nnd n>re thtse mi'n are to remiia worse than idle. 
Bes des we «re pivmg fifty cent* per d»y for ihelr 
boaro, when it d es tot cost ten cents. 

rbese are some c 'be reason* »h'ch iniuce 
your coaamitt-e to uree up ;n 'h^ Council the 
adoot on ot this report, as a bi e is of action. 

We recommend thst the new mstitn'iou be 
nated "House of Correction" instead of Bride- 
well. 

Your cemmittfe received utivers^liy kind 
treatment *t 'be various ci i"8 an? institu ions 
visi'ed. Wm. B. Perkins, E*q.. tte ^uperlot-Tjci- 
ent of the Pb 1 jdelp^ia Couaty Pri-on, w« regard 
as a mooel officer. We louiid io eeU'lisbment 
be T ier comucted than the one he has charge of, 
and we thank him for his courtesy and kind at- 
tention. 

John Fi-ch, Esq.. Superintended of Work 
House on B a^kwell's ls!acd, is atother guod 
Gfficer : and, exept m the two ^nstmces referred 
to in the first part of th s reoor% the management 
of the hou?e is eood. We are under obligations 
to him for b's p -a ; ant att^nt ons 'o us dnrine our 
visit. To Mayor tunther and the Commissioners 
o' Pu K l c Charines ol New York, for their prompt 
actioc in furnish tg us the m"-axe o f reaching the 
islacc?, our sincere thank? are tendered. 

To tbe Hon Moses Kimball, President of the 
B„ard of Director.* of Public Irslitntions m Bos- 
toii, we feel under special obneauons. He gave 
his t me and attention to u? without stint. He 
has been a m-mber of the Board tin :e its orsac- 
iziQOD ard r o om ii laree'y due tte eetablish- 
mei.t of the excellent syst m wnich pr- vails in 
management of 'be Boston me notices, ard 
we thmk our institution* i_ the future can be 
p aced onrJer simJar management with great ben- 
efit. 

To T. E Piy°on, Esq., tbe Superintendent of 
tte various ire itutioos a' Deer Is^nd, i nd Capt. 
Cb 3 rles Robbies. Master of tbe House o' Correc- 
tion at South Boston, our thatk? are du? for their 
uiifurm poll It ne 8s and va mole eu^gesiions. 

Beepecnully sobmitted. 

Gbo w. Gage. 
Chicago, July 10, 1865. M. TAixorr. 

A'.d. Gage moved that acommttteeof five be 
appointed by the Chair, who should have po wer 



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to s^ect a suitable site for a house of correction. 

AW. Woodm .» moveo as an amendment taat 
the Mavor and Comptroller be ad'ed t * the com- 
mit'ee; an3 that fu i power to act in the premises 
be de'»-gatird tc tbem. 

Toe a^endtttut was accepted. 

A d. Koickerbcck- r moved, as an amendment, 
that he comm fee instead of having power to 
act should report to the Oooncti. 

Aid Woodman moved to lay the motion on the 
table. 

A d. Knickerbocker demanded the ayes and 
noe^. 

Tne motion was earned by the following 1 vote : 
Ayes— A d. Gage, Carttr, Barrett, Wicker, Mc- 
Ro , «he:ldin, W*H«ork, Bute*?, Shtrw»n, 
Moore, Frisbee, Bond, Basse 1, ohackford, vVood- 
maw, Cl^'R — '6 

Noes — A'd. Koirkerhocfcer, Shio?p, K«nn, Wood- 
art), fa cott, Hu>laen, Bixby, Gasified, Franzen, 
Rah, LiWsoB— 11. 

A'd. Ga^e then called for the ayes and noes on 
the origtiiii motion 
It wa* carried by tbe foUo^in? vote : 
Ayeb— Aia. Grftje, Oar er, Burett, Wicker, Mc- 
Ro;, Sben^an, Wallwork, Bitcb, Sherwin, 
Moore, Frisbee, Ta)cott, Bond, Rasseil, Wood- 
man — 15. 

Noes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Slump, Ksnn, Raf- 
ferty, ^ooQHrd, Hu'deo, Bixny, G as » fie io, Fran- 
zen, Rob, Liw*ot>, Sbafk^ord, ark— 13. 

And the Chair wpoomted as such committee, 
Aldermen Gage, Sheridan, Talcott, Liwson and 
She c win 

Aid. Woodman moved that all architects be in- 
vited to submit plans and specifications for a 
house of correction, provided the same shall be 
without «ost to ths city . Carried . 

WASHINGTON STREET TUNNEL. 

Aid. McRoy. of the Special Committee on that 
su^je 1 , , submitted the fot owing report, which, 
on motion of Aid. Knickerbocker, was ordered 
to be 

Laid over and published. 
To the Mayor ano Aldermen of tbe City of Chicago, 
in Com uion Council aesemoled: 
Your Committee? on Streets aiid AUeys, South 
snd West Divisions, to wncm was referred tb* 4 com- 
munication from tbe Board ot Pubac Works, in 
regard to a tunnel under tbe souta branch of the 
Chicago river, h ivin.y had the same uodtr advise- 
ment, oeg leave to report the fo lowm^ ordinance. 

Samuel M'Roy, 
Stephen Barrett, 
W H. Cartes, 
Constantino Kann, 
Com. of Streets and Alleys, Soutb Div. 
E, Bixby, 

S . 1. RUSPEM,, 

w woodard, 
John wallwork, 
avekt Moore, 
William Ga-tfield, 
Com. of Streets and Alleys, West Div. 
An Ordinance authoring tbe construction of a 
Tunne under tne South Branca of the Chicago 
River at Washington Btreet, and the issue and 
sale of bonds ot th- city of Chicago, to aid in de- 
fraying the expense thereof. 
B->. it ordained by the Common Council of 
the city of Chicago . 

Section 1. That the Board of Public Works be, 
andtoey are h reby authorized and empowered to 
coostruct a tunnel under the Soutn B/anco of the 
Chicago River at Washington street, according to 
the plans and specifications heretofore, or that 
may be hereafter, adopted by the Board of Public 
Works of said city. 

Sec. 2 That tne Mavor and Comptroller of «aid 
city of Chicago be, and they are hereoy author- 
ized 'o issue and nepot.ate on bebalf of said city 
ofCh cat»a one hundred bonds of one thou.and 
dollar? eich, bearing seven per cent mtertgt, ?a d 
m'en-st to be payan e semi-annually on the first 
days ot January and July li each year, in the city of 
New York, and saia bonds to be doe and payable 
in thirty years from date : Provided the sum of 



one hundred thousand dollars be first contributed 
by other parties. 

Seo 3. Tb^tthe proceeds of the sa e of said 
bon^s be 8n<J t&e ;im« are oereby approprHt-d 
toward the payment oi the coBt &nd construction 
of sa d tuanH . 

Sko. 4. Taa* tbe Couptroll r of said C'ty of 
Chicago be, and he is hereby authorzed and re- 
quired »o receive by subscription or otherwise, 
bny sum or :ums of money that may be offered to 
aiu in tbe construction of siid tuonel. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Aid. Ho'den c I'ed up the report of Committee 
on Schools, on the confirmation of J L Picfeard 
as Superintendent of Public Schools, and fixing 
his salary at $3,» 00 peraouu-ii, action upot* which 
had been postpone*! attb« 'act rega'ar meeting. 

Che question bein*: upon ao omsndinent to fix 
tbe salary a, f 2,600, 

Aid. Ruh moved to lay the amendment on the 
tab e. 

Aid Knickerbocker demanded the ayes and 
no c s, 

Th«i motion prevailed by 1 be followm? vote : 

Ayes — Skid, Ga^e, B*rrett, MoRof, Wal work, 
Hatch, Moore, Pris ee, Woooard, Talcott, So den, 
Kixby, tiond, Rus^elt, Rah. Liwsoo, Snack or d, 
Woodman, 01 rtt— 18, 

No*s~* A x d. Koickerbocker, Stump, barter, Wick- 
er, Sberidan, Kann, Shtsrwiu, Rafferty, Gaetfleid, 
FraLzerj— In. 

Aid. Kxickerbocksr ihen moved that it be fixed 
at *-2,8on., 

A o Woodman moved to lay the amendment on 
tbe taole. 

A'd. Sheridan demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion prevailed oy the foToWioer vo'e : 

Ays — Ala. Gage, C»r^r, Birrett, McRoy, Wall- 
work, Haich, Moore, Fr snee, Woofi^ra, Ta'c )t , 
Hoioen, Bixby, Bond, Russel', Ruh, Lawson, 
Shackford, Woodman, Clark— 19. 

Noe>-— Aid. Knickeibocker,Sbimp,Wicker,Sher<> 
idn, Kann, Sherwin, Raff rtj, Gas field, Franzen 
-9. 

The question recurring on the motion, made at 
the previous meeting, to concur in the report, It 
was carriet by the foi'owine vo e: 

Ayes— Aid. Gisre, Barrett. McRoy, Wallwork, 
Hatch, Moore, Frisbee, Woodard, Tacott, Ho'den, 
Bxby, Bontf, RusseU, Ruh, Lawson, Shtsckford, 
Woodman, Clark— 18, 

Noes-~& d, Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, Wick- 
er, Sbendm. Kunn, Sherwin, Rafferty, Gastfieid, 
Franzen— 10 

Aid. * 7 oodard called up the report of Committe- 
tee on Schools on petitions of Laura E. Young 
and others for lhe reduction of appraisement of 
school property leased by t*iem. 

Aid. Knickerbocker moved to concur in the re- 
port 

Aid. Woodman moved as an amendment, that 
the appraisal of the property in B ock 142, School 
Sectiou Addition, be raised 100 per cent over the 
last one. 

Aid. Shimp moved to lay the amendment on 

the table. 

Aid. Clark demanded the ayes and noes; and 
tbe motion prevailed oy the followiog vo f e : 

Ayes—- Aid. Ga"e, Knick^roo'ke^Sbiup, barter, 
Wicker, Hatch. Suer win, Moore, Wood^rd, Tal- 
co't, Hoiden, B x^y, Bond, Rasseil, Ruh, Law- 
son, Shackford— 17. 

Noes— Aid, Birre*t, McRoy, Sheridan, K<*nu, 
Wal Work, Rafferty, Frisbee, Gastfield, Franzen, 
Woodman, Clark— 11. 

Tbe question recurrme on t^e motion of Aid. 
Knickerbocker to concur in tho report, 

Aid. Woodman demanded tbe a.ves and noes; 
and the motion prevailed by the fol ow n^ vote : 

Ayes — Aid. Gtage, Kmckcrbock^ r, Shimp, Car- 
te', Barrett, Wicker, Sheridan, Kann, WaK^ork, 
Hatch, Moore, Frisbee, Woodard, Ta'cm, 
H-lden, Bxt>y, Bond, Russel', Rao, Lawson, 
Shackford— 2i. 

Noes— Aid McRoy. Sherwin, Rsfferty, Gastfield, 
Franzen, Woodman, Clark— 7. 



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A'd. Knickerbocker called up tho report of the I 
Judiciary Cotnml'tce, reromim-ndlrg » parage 
of ni> onMiibiicc cone ri lug weight- and meuHiiro*. | 

Aid, Kant) ipovi (| to amc.rd the ordinal o* l>y 
flxli v itir lee lor lnnpt'Clloir oloiti measures at 2 
cci l~ Inttttd 01 R ceri'B. l-oi-t. 

A'd. < hilm' iiiov< (t f e pa k n »ge of the ordinance. 

Aid. Kr l' k' tIxk k<T culled for the nyu und noea, 
ati'i iho motion prevd ed by the following vote: 

Ayes— Aid. Gage, Kmcker' ockcr, Hhimo, Car 
ler, Him tt, w icker, M>'Koy, Sheridan, Wul>work, 
II ich, Sherwln, Bftffi rty, Krlfbte, Woodard, 
Hidden, Blx^y. Moi d, Hino-ell. Gau fkld, Iff unzen, 
Hun, Luw-ou, SLiwckfwrd, Clark— Ma 

\,„, — Aid. Kaon, IVcott. Woooman— 8. 

The following is the ordinance a« passed : 
An Ordinance Ammdinc Chapter Sixty three (03) 

of the Municipal Law of tbo City ol Chicago, 

entU ed« " An Orr»in«n< o lor the Regulation of 

Weights and MeBBurcB." 
Re it ordained by the Common Counc I of the City 

of Chicago : 

Sec. 1. That it shall be the duty of the City 
Sealer >o establish and ketp an olllce within the 
limits of the Oi'y of Chicago, anc to designate, by 
card or otherwise, the time during which he nriy 
we found in such office. 

Sec. 2 All l'inertint pedlars and hawker" using 
sea es, ba antes, weipbts or measure?, shall take 
the roe to the office of the City Sealer before 
Ufing the tame, and have the fame sealed and ad- 
Justed annuxUy ; and any such person or persons 
falling to comply witn the provision? of this si c- 
tion, stall each forfeit and pay to the said city a 
sum not less than five dollars nor mo^e than one 
hundred do'lars, with cos b of prosecution, for 
each and every day such person or persons shall 
use the same without having the same adjusted 
and sea.ed as hereinbefore provided. 

Sec. 3 If upon examination the City Sealer 
shall fiod any weights, measures, balances or 
scales of any kind untrue, he shall immediately 
notify the owner or owners thereof, and any per 
eon or persona who shall after such notice use 
su< h UDtrue weights, measures, ba'ance* or scales 
before the same shall have beeD adjusted, correct- 
ed and sealed by the City Sealer, shall forfeit and 
pay to the city for each offense, a sum noc lees 
UtSn fifty dollar* nor more than one hundred 
dollars, with costs of prosecution, lor each and 
every day they are so used after such notifica- 
tion. 

Sec. 4, That section five of the ordinance to 
which this ordinance is an amendment, be, and 
the saire is hereby amended so as to read as lol 
lows, to wit; The City SealerhaLs he allowed 
to oemand and receive of the pereons for whom 
he shall periorm services uiderthis oidinance 
and the ordinances to which this ordinance is an 
amendment, the following fees and compensa- 
tion: 

For inspecting and sealing railroad or track 
states of the capacity oi twenty tons and upward, 
each, five dolars. 

For inspecting and sealing scales of from three 
to ten tons capacity each, one dollar and fifty 
cents. 

For inspecting and sealing hay and coal scales 
each, one dollar. 

For inspect ng and sealing dormant scales each, 
seventy five cents. 

For inspecting and sealing depot scales each, 
one dollar. 

For inspecting and sealing movable platform 
icsles etch, fifty cents. 

For inspecting and sealing beams weighing one 
thousand pounds and upwards each, fifiv cents. 

For mfpect ng and sealing beams weighing legs 
than one thousand pounds each, twenty-nve cents. 

For inspecting and sealing hopper scales each, 
one dollar. 

For inspecting and sealing counter scales each, 
twenty five cents. 

For inspecting and sealing anv kind of scales 
other tnau above enumerated, each, twenty-five 
cents . 

And be it provided, that the City Sealer shall, 



with ea^h pcalc sealed by him under this ordi- 
nance, or the ordinance to which thin is an umend- 
im iit, IDtpeet ano *ea' one set of weights without 
unv uddnlonai chare e or c< m .x-nnut on 

For Innpociing and m ulmg any dry measure 
each, Ave cente. 

Kor impacting ltqu'd measun-H of the capacity 
of live gallon* and upwards, each tea cents. 

Kor inspecting am- renin g lirj nf o rr tBsores of a 
MMCltg Of not k'pH than one gallon nor more than 
live rarlons. each tvntn cent*. 

Kor in -pectins atd I allnp one half gallon and 
one quart llqolo me»«nrer, each five cent*. 

For inspect ug und sealing liquid rneaHur«B of 
a 1*?h cap city than one quart, each three ceritn. 

Kor inspecting and sealing any boaro or cioth 

measure, each flVe cent*. 

Weo. 5. All ordinances or parts rf ordinances 
connecting herewith ure hereby repealed. 

Sec. 6. This o'dinance shall take effect and be 
In force from aid after its passage bnd due publi- 
cnion. 

Aldermen Sherwin, Raffertvard Woodman were 
excuped by the Chair, and retired. 

A d. Bond called op 'he report of n otnmittee 
on Finance, on p^'itioo of D. L DeGoIyer, laid 
over ano publtbhed June 12th, 1865, and moved 
to co cur in the »>ime. 

The coo'ion prevailed by the fol'owing vote : 

Ayen— Aid. Gaee, Knickerbocker, Sbimp,Car- 
ter, Barrett, Wicker, Mcltoy, Sheridan, Wall- 
work, Hatch, Frishep, Woodard, Taicott, Hol- 
den, Bixby, Bond, Russell, GastMeld, Franzen, 
Ruh, Lawson, Shickford, Clark— 28. 

Note— Aid. Kann— 1. 

Aid. Carter called up the ordinal ce concern- 
ing cattle running at large. 

A'd. Sheridan offered the following amend- 
ment, which was adopted : To insert after the 
word " city," in sec. 1, ** lyictr north of Thiry- 
first street and east o? Clark street, and all that 
part of the South Division north of Sixteenth 
street." 

Aid. Ho'den moved to ptnke out that portion 
of the ordinance relating to 'he West Division. 
Carried. 

Ald.Ciark moved that North Avenue be ihe 
bouLdary east of ^ells strec, and Division street 
we?t of Weils street, in the North Division. Car- 
ried. 

Aid. Bond moved to strike out the words " bull, 
cow, or calf," and insert "cows or cattie of any 
kind ;" also to exclude horses and swine from all 
parfs of theci'y. Carried. 

Ala. Ruh moved tne paafage of the ordinance 
as amended. Carried. 

The following is the ordinance a? pa?ped : 
An Ordinance concerning cattle, horses and bogs 

running at large. 
Re it o'dainedby the Common Council of the City 

of Chicago : 

Section 1. No cows, cr cattle of any kind, sha 1 ! 
be permitted to ran at lart»e wttbin that part or 
portion of the city of Chicago bounded as follows : 
All that portion of 'he South Division lying north 
of Thiny-First street, and east of Clark street, 
and all that portion of the South Division lying 
north of Sixteenth street, and all tnat portion of 
the North Division lying south of North avenue 
atd east of Wells street, and a 1 that portion of 
the North Division lying sou'hoi Division street ; 
nor shall any horse or swine he permitted to run 
at large witnin the corporate limits of the city of 
Chicago ; and each and every such animal may be 
impounded in the common pound, from whence 
they shall not be released until the owner or own- 
ers, or some other person, pay to the keeper of 
said pound the sum of fifty cen's, for h s fees, for 
each and every day the same shah be detained in 
saidpcund. in the computation of time, each 
and every fraoUon shall be counted as a lull day. 

Seo 2. The provisions of chapter 43 of the mu 
niopal laws of the city of Chicago, concerning 
pounds, shal 1 apply to r bis ordinance, except as 
the same arehertin or hereby altered or amended. 

Aid. Franzen, Fnshee, Hatch and Wahwork 
were excused by the Chair, and retired. 

Aid. Wicker, by permission of the Counci 1 , in- 



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troduced the following ordinance and moved its I 

passage : 

Be it ordained by the Common Council of the 
city of Chicago. 

Section 1. That the Mayor be, and he hereby 
is, authorized and empowered to appoint not to 
exceed four men who are qualified by law to act 
as police officers to be known as tne Mayor's po- 
lice, whose du ies snail be to took af er and to 
prosecu e any person or persons who? hall vend 
or oppose of any article or thlnur of any kino 
whatsoever witliout fir?t having obtain ett legal 
permission so to do, or who shau in any manner 
violate the ordinances of the said City of Chicago, 
and to discharge mch other duties as the Mayor 
may direct. 

Sec 2. The person or persons so appointed 
may he cismi??ed from said service by ttie Mayor 
at bis discretion, aod be or they shall receive the 
same compensation as is paid to the patrol police 
for' e, to be paid out of the contingent fond of 
said city. 

Sec, 3. It shall be the duty of the Mayor to re- 
port the appointments made in accordance with 
the provisions of Sec. 1 to the Commissioners of 
the Board of Po ice, who so all 'egaiiy empower 
The person or person* so appointed to discharge 
the duties of a police officer. 

The ayes and noes being taken, the vote resulted 
as follows : 

Ayes— Aid . Gage, Shimp, Barrett, Wicker, Mc- 
Ro>, Sheridan, Talcott, Bixby, Ruh, Lawson, 
Shackford— 11. 

Noes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Carter, Kann, Wood- 
aid, uolden, Bono, Russell, otastfie'd, Clark— 9. 

The Chair oeciared tne ordinance pasted. 

Aid. Talcott, by permission of tbe Council, in- 
troduced an ame* dment to the ordinance author- 
izing tne construction of a horse railway on Indi- 
ana avenue, which was 

Referred io Committee on Railroads. 

Aid. Shimp, by permission of the Council, in- 
troaucea the fol owing ordinance: 
An Ordinance to promote tne Clean' iness and 

Health oi the City. 

Bt it o> darned by the Common Councit of the city 
of Chi ago: 

Section 1. That no p( rson shall place any 
straw, dirt, chips, sheds, ashes, swill, or o'her 
rubbish, th ugh not offensive to healtn in any 
street or alley in 'he c tv of Chicago, except that 
ashe* may be placed m the middle of the car- 
nage way of f treess not improved, if levelled off 
so as not to obstruct the *treet, under a penalty 
of five collars (*5 0t<) for each offense, and a like 
penalty for every hour the same shall be suffered 
to remain after notice given by any officer or 
agent of the city to remove the same. 

Sec. 2. The Board of Po ice are hereby author- 
ized to employ from dm. to time as many scaven- 
gers as they may aeem tecessai y, upon such 
terms and wi h such appliances and conveyan- 
ces as tbey may deem expedient, and to stake 
from time to time such ru es and regulations for 
the conduct of such scavengers as tuey may deem 
necessary. 

Sec. 3. Tbe Board of Po'ice shall cause a print- 
ed notice to be left at each and every hotel, tavern, 
eating house, and dwelling house, in the city, 
atatirig that a scavenger will call for offal, garbage, 
swill, and, on improved streets, ashe«, at certain 
times mentioned in the notice, and requiring that 
such offal, garbege, swill, and, (on improved 
s'reets,) ashes, be ready in tieht tubs, or other 
suitable vessels, for the scavenger when he calls 
for the same. 

A copy of the fourth section of this ordinance 
shall be appended to such notice. 

Sec. 4. Any person who s*all, alto notice, ne 
gleet or refuse to have the offal, garoaee, or swill, 
upon nis or her premises, ready for the scavenger 
in the manner and at tbe time mentioned m s&id 
notice, shah pay a penalty of five dollars for each 
and every day such offal, garoage, or swiil shall 
remain on such premises after the same has been 
called for by the scavenger. 



Aid. Shimp moved the pa; sage of the above. 
Carried. 

Aid. TalcoM, by permiVion of the Council, in- 
troduced the following order, which was 
adopted : 

Ordered, That the Board of Public Works be 
requested to report to this Council, at its next 
regular meeting, the amount; of sa'ary paid to 
each and all of its employees, who receive a 
monthly or yearly salary at the pre£ent time, and 
also the amount paid all such persons in their em- 
ploy last year. 

Aid. Russell, by permission, introduced the fol- 
lowing resolution, which wasadooted: 

Resolved, That the Committee on Railroads be 
requested to ieport to ibe Council whether the 
contractors for paving the streets wih Nicho son 
pavement charge any additional pr ce for 'aving 
the s..m-, where there is one or more railroad 
tracks in the street, and if so, whether the rail- 
roaos should not pay the txtra cost. 

The same A.derman also introduced the follow- 
ing resolution: 

Resolved, that the Committee on Fire and Wa- 
ter be requested to inform the Council at its next 
regular meeting whether tbe interests of the city 
do not demand thit the present system of fire 
plugs in the more hick'y settled portions of the 
city shall be done away with, and that other plugs 
be substituted, of greater capacl y, th it sha l have 
two or mo-e p aces tor attaching engine hose. 

On mot on of Aid. Ruh, it was referred to Com 
mirtee on Fire and Water. 

Aid . Bond called up the report of Committee 
on Finance upon toe bill of the "Chicago Union'''' 
for advertising; and moved to concur in the 
same. 

Aid. Kann called for the ayes and noes ; and the 
motion prevailed by the following vote: 

Aye«— Aid. Qaae, Knickerbocker, Suimp, Car- 
ter, Wicker, McRoy, Woooard, Taicou, Rolden, 
Bix >y, Bond, Russeil, ttuh, Lawson, Shac&ford, 
Clark— 16 

Noes— Aid, Birrett, Sberidan, Kann— 3. 

A d, Clark introduced tne following resolution, 
which wia adopted : 

Resolved, That the Board of Police be ordered 
to entorce the ordinance prohibiting all persons 
from bathing, o<* swimming horses, sheep, dogs, 
or other animals, with n three blocks north and 
three blocks south ot the pumping works on the 
margin of Lake Michigan, and situated in the 
North Division of thi* city. 

A d Shimp in roduced the following resolution 
which was unanimously adopted: 

Resolved, That the Common Council of the City 
of Chicago hereby tender their thanks to 'he man- 
agers and officials of the Pittsburgh. Fort Wayne 
and Chicago, Baltimore and Ohio, the Pennsylva- 
nia Centra), Northern Central, and Branch Road 
from Hanover Station to Gettysburg, for the 
courtesy of these g*nt emen in passing the Chi- 
ogo delegation, appointed to particlpa e in >he 
ceremonies of laying the corner stone of the 
National Monumert at Gettysburg, over their re- 
spect ve lines of road ; and further »het the City 
Clerk be direct d to furnish the before mentioned 
railroad companies severally with a copy of the 
toregoing resolution. 

Aid. Talcott introduced the following order, 
and moved i's adoption : 

Ordered, That the Comptroller shall not pay 
any more bil.s for printing to the corporation pa- 
per until the prices ate fixed by this Council for 
said printing. 

Aid. Shackford moved to lay it on the table, and 
demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion prevailed by ihe following vote : 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, Hoi- 
den, Bixby, Bond, Russell, Ruh, Lawson, Shack- 
ford, C ark— 11. 

Noes— Aid. Gege, Barret% Wicker, McRoy, 
Sher>dan, Kann, Woo ard, Talcott— 8* 

Aid. Shimp, by pec mission, introduced a peti- 
tion of cit zens in relation to a nu eance on South 
Weirs street, and moved the passage of the follow- 
ing resolution : 



H9 



July 18) 



8 



[lBW. 



R'iolvtd, Th it th« Po lc« ('pmmlHPloner be re- 

qil Mxl !o m'n lo I' d nhutarncnt. 01 h- mil mce 

COBpIl il of, una lo K've u thi'.r lmm«Mtlnte 

nttontion. 



The rnflo'utlon w«« adopted. 
And, oc motion ol Aid. Barrett, tbe Council ad- 
journed. 

>V, H, HODMAN, 

City Clerk. 



84 



§mmm Council 



REGULAR MEETING. 



Chicago, « 
OFFICIAL REPORT. 



Present— His Honor, Mayor f&ice, and Aldermen 
<3age, Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, Barretr, 
Wicker, McRoy^Wiimarth, Sheriaan, Kann, Wall- 
work, Hatch, Sherwin, Moore, Rafferty, Frisbee, 
Wooaaro, Talcott, Holden, BiX^y, Bono, Russell, 
Huntley, Gaitfleid, Franzen, Proudfoot, HottiE. 
ger, Ron, Shackford, Woodman and Clark. 

Absent— Alderman Lawson. 

MINUTES. 

On motion of Aid, Rub. the minutes of tfee pro- 
ceedings of the last two meetings were approved 
wnhout reading. 

PETITIONS AND G OSTMUNIC ATIONS. 

The Clerk»read the following veto message irem 
Sis Honor Mayor Rice: 

" Gentlemen < 1 am constrained to return to 
you, without my approval, toe ordinance author- 
Jzmg the Board of Public Works to assume the 
custody of tue bridge crossing tbe i^orth Branca 
Canal. Said canal is private property, constructed 
for the benefit of the owners. I s construction 
renders a bridge neces;ary to get to their proper- 
ty, now cut off by sail canal. The city has bo 
interest la a bridge over the canal, save to insist 
that ic be kept in a safe condition, and kept by the 
owners. J. B. Rcce, Mayor- 

Aid. Woodard moved that the vote had at tfee 
last meeting, by which the above mentioned ordi- 
nance was passed, be reconsidered. Carried. 

Aid. Holaen moved that the Counsel to the Cor- 
poration be instructed to use legal measures to 
compel the owners of said bridge to keep it in 
repair. 
Carried. 

Tbe Clerk also read Ihe following veto message 
from Hi? Honor Mayor Rice ; 
"Gentlemen of the Common Countfl : 

I return the ordinance for the appointing of the 
Mayor's Police without my ^approval-; said ordi- 
nance not being passed by a legal number of votes 
of the Council. Respectfully, 

B. Rcos, Mayor. 

Aid. Clark moved that t&e vote had at the last 
meeting of the Council by which said ordinance 
wa? passed, be recon=idered. Carried. 

Aid. Gage moved the passage of the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

A.y*s— Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, Shimp, Car- 
ter, Barrett, Wicker, A^Roy, Wilmar'k, Sberi- 
dan. Kann, Wallworls, Hatcb, Sherwin. Moore, 
R^ffcrty. Frifbee, Woodard, Talcott, Hoi den, 
Bixby, Bond. Huntley, Proudfoot, Hottinger, Rub, 
■Shacxford, Clark— 2*. 

A'oes— None. 



24rtli, 1865. 



The Clerk preeented the official bond of Ca e par 
Geering, Special Constable for the Fiftn Ward. 

Aid. Clark moved to lay it on the table. 

Aid, Rub called for the ayes and noes. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote, 
Aid. Shackford being excused from votings 

JLyes—Ald, Gage, Knickerbocker, Shimp Car- 
ter, Barrett, Wicker, McRoy, Wilmafth, Sheri- 
dan, Wal'work, Hatch, Sherwin, Moore, Rafferty, 
Frisbee, Woodard, Talcon, Holden, Bixby, Rus- 
sell, Gastiield, Prondfoot, Hottinger, Run and 
Clark— 25 

AWs—Ald. Kann, Bond, Huntley and Woodman 
— 

Petition of M. S^ Patrick and others for a li- 
cense for Chicago Driving Park was, on motion 
of Aid. Gage, 

Referred to the Committee on Licenses. 

Petition of Webb and Murray for refunding 
part of the money paid for a liquor license was, 
on motion of Aid. fllcRoy, 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Petition of Cyrus Keeler, for remission of judg- 
ment against him as security on a forfeited bail 
bond was, cn motion of Aid Wicker, 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary. 

Petition of Dean & Son for permssion to estab- 
lish a rendering hou?e on Milwaukee avenue, 
was, on motion of Aid. Gage, 

Referred to the Board of Police. 

Petition of Cbauncey Hall ?or the correction of 
a cleric il error in the assessment roll tor paving 
Wabash avenue was, on motion of Aid. Holden, 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Petitions of John Hulkhe, Thos. Jameson, Win, 
Leopold, Dennis Moran, Richard Coglan, Wm. 
Mc Andrews, James Duffy and Martin McCue for 
free peddlers' licenses; and the petition of A. 
Reymann for a free license for a shooting gallery 
were, on motionlof Aid. Wicker, 

Referred to the Mayor and Committee on Li- 
censes, with power to act, by the following votes 

-Ayes— Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, Shimp, Car- 
ter, Wicker, Wilmarth, Sheridan, Wallwork, 
Hatch, Sherwin, Moore, Rafferty, Frisbee, Tal- 
cott, Holden, Bixby, Bond, Russell, Huntley, 
Gastfield, Proud toe t, Hottinger, Run, Shackford, 
Woodman, Clark— 26. 

Noes— Aid. Barrett, McRoy, Kann, Woodard, 
Franaen— 5. 

Petition of A. J. Hayward for abatement of 
taxes, was, on motion of Aid. Woodman, 

R- ferred to Committee on Finance. 

A communication was received irom Hawks & 
Armstrong, Architects, submitting plans and an 
estimate for a House of Correction, which, on 
motion of Aid. Woodman, was 

Referred to Committee on Public Buildings. 



KG 



July 34,1 



A rCUOBVtrtVCfl of hiirn'ry ritl/.i iih u[ n1n«t the 
dm r n i i»f ThlftdfBtt) -'ntt WHf, imi tu ition of 
Aid. Mrliov, 

Uclt irto to Cutniiiii'i <! on Mtrt ■rt* ai d A) < v-, 
.s. I). 

P. t bOB of Murv Murphy l"r h 'm* liquor li 
ri DM wiih, • n in fun ol A <:. Y\ oodmun, 

Li (1 nil the t itllt). 

Pi till n Of Oil z«-ri- rootdfog In khC Nor h I> vi- 
sion, praying thai too -i flre limit*" be extender! »<• 
tint part of the city wan, on motion ol Aid. Wc 
Hoy, 

lie r t rr< (I to Committee on K rc and Water. 
Petition of OttfMDI praying 'or Ibo repa : r of 
D< nr'iorn street win, on motion of Ala. Wo ,d- 

mtn, 

Re Itom fl to tbe Bo<»rd of Public WorkH. 

P» tition o' P P?>1 Hpn era othrr", poilrc ofll 
Cert, IBkll R to r« tnciuncd amor s; tnose entitled 
to additional poy was, on motion of Ala. Ruf- 
lVrty, 

Rel'e'red to Con-mUiee on PoMce. 

Pettirn of Beriard Pb11;1pn, City We : grer, 
piaylDff for the pvHHage of an R'tntrip^njioir. ordi- 
nance m rc 1st on to his d\ti>. a, was, on motion of 
A'd. Woodu-HP, 

R-f rred to Comrrittce on Judic'ary. 

Pe'ition of sunor citizens, ai-kin^ tna* O. 8. 
Fivor be appointed kl lntpt ctor ol ''arbou Oils," 
q t der the new ordinance, Wr s on motion of A d. 
Bodo, ia<d on »he f ab)e. 

Toe Board of Public Works presented an as- 
sessment roll for cor~mtr, grxdwg ana piviog 
with "wo- den blocs pavement, Dearborn street, 
from Marusrn street to M^nro"- street. 

Air;. WojnmiB moved to psae ».be order of con 
fit in j t i - d attached 'hereto. Car neci. 

Oa motion ol A.d Woodman, the Board of Pub- 
lic Worts were ins-tructed to advertise for bida 
for dou t said work immediately. 

1 be Board a so present d snd asked for the 
cot fir ma' ion nf ar> ass^sroent rojl for euroug, 
filling ana paving with "wooden h ock pave- 
m-nt" JViicDigun street, from Cuss a'reet to C.ark 
meet. 

Aid. Cbrk moved the passage tf the order of 
confirm-ition. 
ff b ch motion prevailed. 

The board also presented and asked for tbe con- 
firmatinn of an &*8tssmei t roil tar cuibme, filling' 
una paviff, with "wooded bl^ck paveme/ 1," 
Randolph street, from Weet Water B'reet to Hal 
e r ed street, to wh cb o v j°ction* tad been Slea by 
Geo. I. Stow and C. B. Hosmer, 

Aln. Holaeii moved to postpone the cotsidera- 
ti«. n of Tbe matter until toe n.xt reenlar meeting. 

Alo. R.fferty moved to lay the motion on the 
table. 

Alt). Bold en remanded ihe ayes and coca ; and 
the rootioo was lost oy rb" following vote : 

Ayes — A'd. G»ge, Carter, «arrett, Wicker, 
Ksit'Tj, Wa l«ork, Hatch, Sberwln, Moore, Rsffer- 
ty, Friaite, Wooraro., Bobo, Bun* ey, Gastfield, 
Rut), rhaciiforri, Woocmu, Clark— 19. 

Noeg— Aid. Enickerpocker, Shirop, McRoy, 
Wi martb, Sberlo^n, Ta cott. Ho.'d-n, Bixby, 
Russell, FraiacC, Proudr ot, Hottinger— 12. 

Aid Roffrm movtd the passage of the order 
of confirmation. 

A d. Holdei< oemanded the ayes and noea; and 
the mot en prevaileo by the follow;ne r vote : 

Ayes— A:d. Gage, Kmck ibockcr, Shimp. Car- 
ter, Barrett, Wicker, Wilmartn, Sherman, Eann, 
Wallwork, Hatch, Soerwin, Mooi-e, Rafferty, 
Frisbee, Woodard, Ta cott, flo.'den, Bixby, Bond, 
Hun'ley, G9stQeid, Frbtzen. Proudfoot, Suh, 
Suacktord, Woodmin^ Clark— 28- 

No*s — Aid. McRoy, Russe 1, Ho'tinger— 3. 

Aid Bix^v moved that the obyecDone be re- 
ferred to Comaittce oa Local Assessments, 

Wbicn motion prevailed. 

A communication wis received from the North- 
ern Railroad Company covering an orainance in 
relation thereto, which was, on motion oi Aid, 
McRoy, 

Referred to Com ml tee on Railroads. 



Ah!. Wood mon BO l »d that the Committer on 
St'ic'H a/. (l A ley k. N. D , bf added to that Com- 
mm «•. 

Tbe motion «»hh loot hf * 1 1 • - roll twit ' vi >t>-. i 

. i '/»«— A'fl It i r r ti. W ichor, ^ tn-r»r1»*ii, Wu 1 1 worlr, 
Httcht Blxhy, B II", Biittol , Prondfoot, Ho<ttn- 
L'cr, Bab, rkfo'd, ^ ciobwd, ark— H 

\i>?*- Otro, Kolek' rbo Iw.Boiajp, n *rttt% 
HcBoy, Hmtrth, Eton, Bborwln. Moor- . Btfl r- 

\\, Frll )"•, Woodtfd, TaKott, iioldeu, Uuutley, 
Oattfluld, Krnr z -r» -17. 

KEroitTs or 0JMUMM« 

Tbf COHBM] to the < .ornomtion who had been 
ID struct ed 10 report whcttier in OoOIlCll hid 
DOWOf to i-nyrjr( an or llCOl M " U It Kn'«-rpri»*-H. ,T 
-uti i itt. d a report H*a 'm.' i b -it. 'he » ta' me prevent* 
llCODtlBS nncti thtnl li iirnentH, nnd no pOWCf 18 
C ml m-d by th*' chafer to Mippre»» them. 

Report accepted aun ordered to bo placed oa 
Be. 

Tnc comptroller prepented bi« ror/r.th'y repor 
of r< ceipts ma expeauitucea whici was craered 
to he 

P aced on flln. 

The Bo^rd ol Public Works sub^iMed »h<? fo'- 
)o<v1ng r^ port, whic>, on m' tion of Aid Sherv Id 

wa^ 

Lnid over and ordered to be pnbin>bed : 
Office of the Board of Public K obk», I 
Chicaoo, July 24, 1885. f 
To the Msyor and AidermeT: of the City of Ch : - 
c<jfc;oin '\jmrton Council 8P 6 emb:ed : 
In ao c w?r to tbe ordfr of the ^ounrii parsed 8t 
its i>»pt me»-t»Dg, the Board of Public CVotka ro- 
tor i her ^'b tbe ^ahries oi all its employees, as 
paia tnie year ad ast. 

General Officers. 

1865 1864. 

Secretly f2,7U0 f 2 4bQ 

C'tyEnmneer 4,5 "0 3,6f)u 

Bookk^per 1.800 1 8 

Rece vine Clerk l,20'i 1.5*'0 

three Division lerk% each tl,2m . 3,6- 3,600 

• be crdiec^ions at th-i cfioce of the wat«r reuia 
are ^cinder) amoig toe duties of tbe Receiving 
Clerk and D vision Ciok?. 

Water Department. 

Water Assessor 1.500 1,50.1 

Wat^r As'es-s >r A^sietint I,u00 1,000 

W:itt-r i/Olector $1,(j0c, and two at 

f 9- each 2 800 2,800 

Sog'neer Pumpm? Works 2,000 2,(X0 

Two Assistant Eneineeis do, fl,2i-0 

cacti : 2.4 r 

Fo^r Firemen at do., f80 $ mmtb. 2,S80 



f6o ^ montb , 



1,410 
l,0u0 



2,4^0 
2.8 Q 
1,440 
1,000 



t »o ^atcDmen do 
Dranghtari.an 

Two Knrmen for Engineers, f2.«0 

per d8y .... 

Special Ass^sment C eck 1.400 1,400 

Tetnporary assist-.nt to above, f2 00 

p-r oay 

Four Street Fortmen, mclnnirrg 

cu'vert s and cross wa ks, soutu 

Division, *900 each 3 fDO 

Five do no ro. We t Div $900 e^ch. 4 500 
Four dodo co, North Div. £900 each. 3,600 
Two Sioewa k Inspec ors, South 

Di*:s1cn, «9U0 e^co 1 SCO 

Three oo co We«t Div , t9 W each.. 2,7u0 
Two do do North Div., $9ou each. . , 1,800 
In-peo or paving Wells street, §75 

per month 

Special Oon c table lor enforemg Fire 

Limits and Street and Alley Oo- 

strnction Oidinancea StO 

Bridges and Public Buildings. 

Superintendent (who has also gen- 
eral care oi street work> 1,8C0 1,800 

Carpenter, Foreman Bridges, f4 
per d-*y •••• 

Six Carpenters, f3.( per d*y ; f our 
atf*.75; three at f2 5'j; one at 
$2.25, , 

Twenty -one Br dge Tenders (notap- 
polnted by Board last year) — ..2^109 



3.600 
450 
3,600 

1.800 
2,7'tf 
1,8j0 



900 



July 13,] 



3 



[1866. 



Street Numbering. 

One Draughtsman, &c., and one serviner notices, 
ea:h $75 per month. The receipts about p*y ex- 
penses. 

One Gatekeeper, $2 per day. 

Ha ' bor 

Harbor Mister (not appointed by 
the Board last, year Sl,200 

Survey for Cleansino Chiraoo River and Deepening 
Illinois and Michigan Canal. 

Ore Eoeinf er m charge , $1,800 

Two Assistant Engineers, $1,500 

eacb 3,000 .... 

Two Rodmen, $75 per in o nth each. 
Fonr Cnainmeii and Axemen, $5U 

per month each 

We have tbus reports all person? employed by 
tbe Board, except' ng be water, sewerage, s'reft 
acd cemetery laborers and teamsters^ and tbe 
amount of wages pud eacb person. Thenuinoer 
is i«ree, but 'he wrrk p'accd ia tbe hauds of the 
Boiid is ji.r portion?*ely large. The compensa- 
tion is neheved T o be !>o more than is o^ia e se 
where f-<r pimilar service. As remarked ahove. 
th^ work to o« done oy the Board dunng this year 
and n^xt is very great. 

In water matters, the water rent to be cofected 
will be qu te $250,UU0, tbe tunnel is to ^e fiti.-hed, 
a new engine hurt enginthouse erected, and the 
whole expenditure to be made will amount to 
$500,000 

The sewerage expenditures will amount to 
neatly ¥200,000. 

The deepening of the Illinois and Vi"hig*,n 
Canal l is expected will require neaily $1,000,000 
dunng tne first year. 

Tee street and itdewa.k supervision cincot be 
diminished without getting worse walks and 
8*reet- Th«dis ricts are already large, 

Tme special assessment improvement 8 , streets, 
dock improvements, &c, which the Bo^rd are 
expected f o p an and construct, will amount to 
nearly orqu t« £l,ui 0,000. 

Sp^c?ai matter^, sued ss Washington street 
tunnel, Haley slough, new engine house?, school 
houses, fire slarm telegrtph, street nuoibetirg 
& ail require a great aeai of ca?e aad worn 
from the Board, 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. G GlNDBIiE, 

Fred. Letz. 
O. J- Rose, 

Bourd of Public Works. 

The Board of Pu^'ic vvorks presented tundry 
ordinances for private drains, as follows: 

la blocks i, 2 *u>d 8 in Wot ott's A dition. 

In blocks 22 and 27, Wolcott's Addition; and 4 
an<? 12 in Kmzie's Adlifroe. 

In blocks 3 anc 4, Sn-hnelfs ariditicn ; 33, 3*, 35 
and 86, Jonns'oc, Roberts & Storr'a Aoduion; 11, 
12 and 13, and Delavan's Aoention ; Hull's Subdivi- 
sion in section 4: Hugh's Suodivigion in sec 
lion 4; 35 and 36, Wo.cott's Addition; land 18, 
Newb-rry's Adoption; i7 and 18, But er, vVrigbt 
& Webster's Addition; 1, 3 and 4, Higgiics, Liw 
& • o.'s Addition; and 2. Ru;sell, Mather & Rob- 
erts' Addition. 

AH of wh ch were rrferred to Committee on 
Streets and Alleys, N.D 

A 1 80, 

In Blocks 6, 5, 66, 67, 68, 44, 45, 46, 47, 26, 27, 28 
and 29 Original Town of Chicago. 

In 8!ocks 16. 17, an^ 18 m Carper ter's A tfd^ion, 
and Blocks 12, 61, 62, 63, 64 Original Town of 
Chicago. 

Botb of which were referred to Committee on 
Streets and Alleys, W. D, 

AlSO, 

In Blocks 12, 14, Fort Dearborn Addition, and 
1, 2. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. 9, 10, 11, 14, 13, 15, 
16, 17, 18, 19, W. } 2u, 21 and 22, fractional section 
15 ana W. * 2, E„ i 3, E. * 4, 7, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 in 
Ass. *>iv, of N. W. iSec 22; lots 7 to 16 in 
Spring's AddiUoo ; 18, 19, 25, 24 in Ass. Oiv c N. 
W. i Sec, 22; lot 3 Hugh Maher's Sub. ; 26, 27, 32, 



33, Ass. Div. N. W. i Sec. 22 ; 3 and 4 Clark's Ad- 
dition ; 4 and 5 A»s. Div. S. W, J Sec. 22 ; lots 7, 
8, 9anol0 »n C. ML aid F. I, Co.'s Sun. ; 6in S. 
W.J22; 12,13,14,15 C, M. F. I. Co.'s Sub. ; 7 in 
S W. I Sec. 22; i and 2 Wm Jones' Addition; 15 
and 16 n S. W. % Sec. 22; 1 and 2 Geo. Sarth's 
Addit on ; 27 and 28 in Gurley's Suh. ; S. W. U 
Sec 22. 

In block 142 School Section Ad<5it ; on. 
All of woich were referied to Committee on 
Streets and Alleys S. D„ 

A 1 so, 

Presented an ordinance for the construction of 
a Bidew Uk on the west side of Ada street, in front 
of lota 1, 2, 3 and 4, Rattrsys Suo-division of part 
Sec. 8, 39, 14. 

A 1 so. 

An ord nance for a sidewalk on tbe north side 
of Like si reet, fronting lot 14 and \ W 15, block 21 
Carpenter's- Addition 

Also, 

An ordinance for a sidewalk on the east side of 
Peona street, from Van Buren 8'reet to Harrison 
street. 

Also, 

An ordinance for d anK;og a p*rt of Lumber 
street near the Fort W<jyne Railroad. 

A'l of wh'ch were referred to Committee on 
Streets ana Alleys, W D. 

Also. 

Submitted an ordinance for grading and p'auk:- 
ing Couch Place from Dearborn s'reet to Clark 
street. 

Also, 

An ordinance for Alans, grading and planking 
Couch Place from WeKs street co Market street. 
A" so, 

An ordinsin^e for a sidewa k on the south ?'de 
of Nineteenth stieet, from LaSalle street to 8Ia;k- 
weli street, 

Al o r which were referred to Committee on 
Streeis end Alleys, S D. 

Also, 

An ordinance forfiUmg, grading and plank'ng 
the all«ry in Block 21, Bauer, Wright & Wehster'a 
Addition. 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
29 D. 

Also, 

An ordinance for the erection of lampposts on 
West Indiana street, between Halsted and Mor- 
gan st?eets. 

Referred to Committee on Gas Lights. 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 
FINANCE. 

Aid. Bond, of Comm ttee on Finance, to whom 
had been referred an oro nance authorizing the 
dredging ot the Haley Slough, f admitted me fol- 
lowing report, wench, on motion of Aid. Wood- 
ard, was ordered to oe 

Laid over an a published. 
To 'he Mayor and A'dermen of the City of Chi- 
cago, in Commoa Council assembed: 
Your Committee on F. nance to wnom was re- 
ferred the communica ioo and ord nance of the 
board oi Punl c Works concerning au aporopria- 
tion of $27,0* for dredging ou r ihe Hal^y or 
Sc^nlon Slous/h, t avn^? had the same under ad- 
vise &em.t, br g leave to report toat cons'd^ fing the 
subj-ct of Bricineport-, nu sances, as a Dirt of 'he 
su r jectmatter referred to t^em, they vi-ited and 
explored that c'as*ic grouoa, wflicn has from 
"ticne whereof ihe memory of man runneth not 
to the contrary " he-n the inexhaustible cruse to 
which newspaper men resort «vh*n copy is short, 
and wh ch has as yet showed no signs of failure. 
In our investigations we examined a large num- 
ber of the dwellers on the banks of that nob*e 
stream, and the uniform testimony was that the 
locality wa- not unhealthy, and if the testimony 
of some is to oe reded npon, the peculiar chemi- 
cal conditions of the atmosphere mike it a cer- 
tain cure for consumption, and a thorough exam- 
inationof the wa ers umhr, snow that De Soto 
failed only because he took a wroo2 direction, 
andacoun^for the fact th9t our mortality bi'ls 
falsify the fearful prognostications which are an- 



86 

July 21,1 



4 



[1865- 



imallv miidc It won tho opinion of the par'les ' 
who n-t-ulc in the vl'luiiy of toe Slough, md nlno 
of \ntir Committer, that i h<i proposed 
tfTMglDg wood niiiovr on'y | HBal piirt of 
tlic ( 'onglonien to stenches of th<" phier, or the 
laatOfl thut.lt ih tin; lOQIVfl Of only unmallimi, 
nii( If rlri deed ihe wiitt-r won d Bow OVl 0©fj II 
Hcii-oTiHof Ml h water ; an we found the wuters 
( Iku N»ilt River) miUttSg up Ntroim even after the 
pre-* nt ruins, und DO WOTM except m ngg and hjto 
than many ctrect gutters when* the blood from 
slaughter houses is allow* d to Uow Into them. 
And tin- deposits In hold t-lontih, if thrown out 
now, won Id, a*- Mated bv the Boarn,boot Ihemin] ve» 
anun-anru The city hue, perhaps, no method of 
ti eating it other tumi an a nuisance, and under 
that bald could not pro* a>>ly make n mort exten- 
sive ditch than the ono proponed, as It Ih in do 
part of the navlt'ab'e, wuters of the Ch'cayo river, 
and could not then fore, unde< the general la*B 
over the river, he so (indeed out an to make It 
navigable, except upon petition of the prooerty 
owners, 'those osvneiB of udjoininv property 
whom we saw stated that ttiey wrre wiilii g to he 
taxed to dredge it out to as to mak^ it ueelul. but 
were not wii;irg to p-ay for a ditch. Your 
Committee were satisfied that 'he head *nd 
front of all the smells would be fouDd 
to he Wahl & LifbhaU'? establishment, 
for reducing the offal, &c , of the packing, ren- 
der and sbiugbt r houses. We were shown 
every facility for examining this establishment, hy 
Mr. Louis Wahl, and were satisfied that thf se 
j?entlec en were doing everything 'hot science, 
energy and capital could accomplish to enable 
them to convert the re.luse or such bouses 
into profitable merchandise without offense to 
the citizens of Chicago ; and they assured your 
committee th8t if the prerent experiment* were 
a failure, (they could determine this in 
thirty days) tnat tbey would remove their works 
to the Calumet, as they did not cesire to prose- 
cute a business which W88 f ener«)ly offensive to 
the citizens. They are doing a great work, and 
one which, if their experiments sacceed, will con- 
fer a Jesting benefit on the city, and ore which 
entities them to the thsnks of the citizens gen- 
erally for making the experiment, as all will ud 
init that the odor is much improved from lsst 
year and previous years, which is oww to their 
efforts, aid they chb complete their experiments 
and get the products off sooner then the city can 
remove ltfrom tbeir ple^e. There is, however, 
bnt little doutu that the Bridgeport odor a are not 
attributable 'o any cne cause, as we were dis- 
posed to believe the assertion of one of the par- 
ties questioned, th*t "the sunk w?s in the tcwu 
and bad been for ten years," and was like Fal- 
s^aff 's brck basket, "a rang compound of villain- 
ous smells." In yew of all the facts, snd believ 
iig that however unp easant the smells may be, 
or in fact are, that tbey arenot de'riaenta) to tbe 
health of your citizens, ycur committee would 
therefore recommend that the Board of Public 
Works be permitted to take tbe earth therein out 
of the South Branch from the dredginer alreaoy 
author zed, and surh other suitable material as 
may be convenient, and fill up eaid slough so far 
as may be necessary to abate whatever nuisance 
guch eloueh may be, upon such olan as the Board 
of Pubrc Works msy adopt, and report adverse 
to tbe passage of the oroinance- 
All of which is respectfully submitted. 

L. L. Bond, 
Chas. C. P. Holder, 
Chas. 6. Wicker, 
Committee on Finar.ce. 
Also, 

Of the same committee, reported in favor of 
the passage of the following ordinance : 
An Oidmance authorizes tbe erection of a new 

engine house for the Cbic<?eo Water Works, and 

the ise ue of Water Loan Bon^s. 
Be it ordained by the Common Council of the city 

of L'hi< ago : 

Section 1. That the Board of Public Works are 
here. by authorized to erect a new engine of a ca- 
pacity sufficient to pump 18,000,000 gallons of 



• wafer dally, hnd to construct a new engine house, 
with all the n«ci ss'iry louudntions, pump well, 
In et pipes, and connections with 'In: loke tunnel, 
acet rains lo plani and tp clfieitlona to he pre- 
pared t>v iald iioar<i 

Hko. 2. The Kimrd of Public Work* are here- 
by uu tin <r zed to iHtfoe Tmo • i unori d (200) VVater 
Co n Bonds, (f t» e c'er.omtMi Ion of One Thou- 
sand Dollars es< h, to he db'fd Jot 1, 1865, and 
pnvat lr In New York twe D y tea year? after the 
date thereof, with coupons fr-r interest, at the 
rate of seven nor cent per annum, payable semi- 
ar nnolly in New York ; tbe end bonds to bo 
Issiimi in cunfofmity with the oi-ovI'-iotjh of an 
act of the Gcber.il Astern blv of tne State of 1111- 
nols, ( ■ntit'ed, "An act to r< duce the Charter of 
tbe City of Chicago, and tb* MTt rul acts amenda- 
tory thereof, into one act, and to revise the 
flxme," approved February J3, 1863, una 'heir pro- 
ceeds to oe used lor the purpose ol the foregoing 
section. 

Aid. Bond moved to concur in the report and 
pas-* the ord nance. 
T-be motion prevailed by tbe follow'rg vote : 
Ayes— Aid. Gage. K' Kkeroocker, Slump, Car- 
ter, Bnrrett, Wicke.r, McRoy, Wllmartd, Sheri- 
dan, Ktinn, Wailwork, II.. k h, Sberwin, Moore, 
Rafier'y. Frlsnee, Wooo^rd, Talcott, Holden, 
Bixoy, Bcnl Bassell, GastOeld, Franzeo, Proud- 
root, Hottinger, Koh, Shackford, Woodman, 
Clark— 30. 
Noes— Huntley— 1. 

Also, 

Of tbe same Committee reported adversely to 
the remifsion of money p ild by Louis Jacobs for 
a peddiar's license 
On mo'ion ot Aid Rafferty the report was 
Accepted ar.d concurred in. 
Aid Huntley moved to adjourn unijl Thursday, 
Juiy 27, at 8 o'clock, p. m 

Aid. Clarfe demaudei the ayes and noes ; and 
the motion was lost by the fol 1 owing vore : 

Ayes— Aid. Knicueroocker, Suimu, Ksnn, Wall- 
work, Hatch, Sbervnn, Raffertf, Huntley, G*st- 
field, Fraozen, Proudfoot, * oodm^n — 12. 

Noes— A d, Gage, Carter, Barrett, Wicker, Mc- 
Roy, Wilm^rtb, Sheridan, Moore, Frisbee, Wood- 
ard, Talcott, Bolden, B:xby, Bond, Russell, Hot- 
tirger, Ruh, Sbacklbtd, Clark-19. 

RAILROADS. 

Aid. Talcott, of Committee on Railroads, stated 
that be had a matter undrr consideration; hot 
wntiid ask further ticne ; which request was 
granted. 

JUDICTART. 

Aid. K^ickerbockrr,ot' Committee on Judiciary, 
submitted the following r^oort, which, on motion 
of Aid, Barrett, was ordered to be 
Liid over end published. 

To the Major and Alder nen of the City of Chi- 
caeo, m Common Council assembled : 

Yonr Committee ot Judiciarv, to whom w?i re- 
ferred tee co nc mua> cation of the Board ot Police 
Commissioners, aad eundry o'her papers, con- 
cerning Oaihon Oils, etc., wrn instructions to 
report an ord nance, hi»vin^ had the same under 
»6visea?eE r , be^ leave to report that they Uav^ 
prepared an ordin.Dce, wh ch, t'oey b^neve Irom 
the papers submitted 'o them, will satisfy all par- 
ties, respectfu'.y submit for your action the fol- 
lowing ordinance pr- pure*? bv th m: 

Joshua C. Knickerbocker. 
L. L- Bo»i>. 

Committee on Judiciary 

An ordinance to regulate the storage end inspec- 
tion oi refined petroleum, carhen oil, crude pe- 
troleum, rock oil, napntha or b^nzo^e, or other 
exoiosive substance, or any ar'icle by wha'so- 
ever name known, being the product cf the dis- 
tillation of crude p^troteuT). 
Beit o darned by the Common Council of the 
City of Chwago : 

Sectiojs 1 t hat no person shsill store or keep 
for sale within the cptj of ChK"aso,an? refined pe- 
troleum or carben ci) for illuminating purposes, 
when the same will vaporize at a temperature less 
than one hundred degrees Fah r enhcit, tae same 



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to be tested by Taglibue's testing instrument,and 
then In quantities not exceeding ten barrels, 
which shall be kept m eel srs which sre at le<*st 
five feet below it e level of the stree* ; hut when 
the finer test shall be equm to or exceed one bun 
dred ano twenty degrees, then fifiy barrels may 
be so stored. 

Seo. 2- Tnatno person shall store or keep for 
sale witbiu the City of Chicago any crude petro- 
leum, rock oil, benzole or naphtha, or other ex- 
plosive subst&nce, when the ssme will vaporize 
at a temperature less than one hundred degrees 
Fahrenhe t, he same to be tested in the same 
manner as is hereby provided for the testing of 
refined p troleum or carbon oil, and then in 
quant ties not exceeding one barrel, which thall 
be kept in a cellar. 

Sec. 3. Refined petroleum or carbon oil in 
quantities not exceeding one thousand barrels, 
may he kep* in warehouses expressly adapted to 
the storage of such articles, the assent of the 
Board cf Police being first obiaioed to the pr v 
posed site ol such warehouses, and to he manner 
in which the same sha 1 be erected ; but such 
building or buildings shall not on erected b ss 
than one hundred feet from any inhabited build- 
ing, and tbe same shail be not less than five hun- 
dred fctt from the Chicago river vr either ot its 
branches, crude pe roieum, rock oil, oenzo'e or 
naphtha, may be kept in the same manner, in 
quantities not exceeding one bundled barrels; 
and neither of said article? Fbaii be kept in 
largerauantitbs than is herem specified in any one 
budding within the limits of the c ty of Chicago. 

Seo. 4, No refined petroleum, carbon oil, crude 
petroleum, rock oil, benzole, i aphtha or otner 
fluid article, by whatsoever name known, being 
the product of tre distillation of crude petrole- 
um, shail be stored or r>e kept on any udewiik or 
in any public street or alley w»thin the linn's o*. 
the city, and the same or either of tae same, 
when m process of shipment, shall not remiiu on 
any sioewalk lor a period exceeding five hours. 

Seo. 5. Th^ Board of Po ice shall designate, 
from the members of tne police fore , of the city, 
preptr parties to act as inspee ors of all refined 
petroleum, carbon oil, crude pttro'eum, rock oil, 
n«phtbaor benzole, which itay be offered lor 
sale within the limits of the city cf Chicago, and 
shall provide the necessary instruments to test 
the same ; and neither ol said articles shall be 
so^d within tbe limits of said city, until the sane 
phali have been inspected and tested, and the 
brand of such testing shall have been placed on 
the cask or barrel containing ihe ar'icle so tested, 
with a certificate giving the date when the same 
was so tested- 

Sbo. 6 Acy person violating any or cither o 
the p*ov S'ons of this ordinance, sha'l be subject 
to a tine of not lefs than fifty, nor more iban one 
hundred dollars, for each and every violation of 
this ordinance. Allfinte and penalt es received 
lor vio ations of the Scmo, which shall r»e pa d 
into !he City Treasury, Bbill do credited to the 
lund reserved and Bet apari. for tne relief of d is 
tressed firemen, by virtue ot Chapter 12, Sec ion 
8, of ihe Revised Cnarter of the City, approved 
Feoruary 13, 1863. 

Sec. 1. The Board of Police of said city shall 
have power, and it is hereby made tQetrduty, to 
cause any of the articles mentioned in the ordi- 
nance, which shall be kept and stored in the city 
contrary to the provisions of the same, to be re- 
moved to any convenient piece beyond the said 
limits, by a written order, wh eh shall be *xecu 
ted as directed by tne saia Board. If any person 
shall neglect or refuse to oney such order, or 
shall resist any officer in the execution of he 
same, he shall be sa' ject to a like fijie as is pre- 
scribed by Section 6 of this cid nance. 

Sec. 8. The Common Council may at any time 
—subject to the Drovisions of he amended char- 
ier — elect an inspector of oi's, and wherever such 
inspector shall be eleced, he sbail oeen'itledtb 
receive as compensation for his inspection the 
sum of five cents for each aiod every bairel of oil 
inspected from tbe person or persons owning or 
having the custody of sucb oils. ' " 



Seo 9. Any person who shall mark or brand 
any barrel of oil as named in the ordinance with 
toe lnepscor's ^rand or mark, or marisaoy bar- 
rel or barrels of oil as inspected, without author- 
ity to do s>o, shall be subject to a fine of not less 
than five doi.ars nor more tban twenty five dol- 
lars for each and every barrel so marked without 
authority, to ne collected as fines in other cises. 

Sec. 10. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in iorce in ihirty. d^ys after its passage. 

A)SO, 

Of the same Committee submitted the following 
report, which, on motion of Aid. Woodman, w<ts 
ordered to be 

Laid over and published : 
To the Mayor and Ainermen of the City of Chi- 
cago, in Common Council assembled : 
Your Committee on Juoiciaiy, to whom was 
referred an ordinance concerning junk dealers 
and dealers in second-hand goods, having had the 
sbmeundfr advisement, beg leave to report ih**t 
the? have made a revision of said ordicsnc , em- 
bodying altera'ions and amendments, which they 
ht rewith return and recommend its passage. 
All of which is respectJuuy submitted. 

Joshua A. Knickerbocker, 
L. L. Bond, 

Committee on Judiciary. 

An ordinance concerning Junk dealers, and 
dealers in s econd-hmd goods. 

Be it ordainedby the Common Council of the City 
of Chicago : 

Section h That any person who keep? a store, of- 
fice or pia e ot business for the purcaise or sale 
of o'd mtta , rage, old rope, old'canvas, iron and 
the like, is hereby defined to be a juok oe«ler, and 
any person who ketps a store, office or pUce of 
ous ness for trie purchase or sale of s cond hand 
clothing, orearoienc : of any kind, or second-band 
good?, wares ot merchandise, is hereby defined 
to be a dealer in se cond hand goods 

Sec. 2. I hatt o person or persons shall cany 
on, or conduct the ouefcnees, or calling either of a 
junk dealer, or dealer m second-hand goods wuh- 
m the City of Chicago, without having first ob- 
tained a license so o do in accordance with the 
provis one of this ordinance, uod^r a penalty, upon 
coovic'ion, of a fine of twenty-five dollars for 
each and every offense 

Sec. 3, The Mayor is hereby authorized to 
grant a license to junk dealers or dealers in sec- 
ond-hantt goods, on the following conditions : 

1st. The person so applying for suctx licen j e 
shall, *o the satisfaction of tne M*yor, be a per- 
son of toad character, and shall pay into tbe ci y 
treasury tne sum of fiUy dollas. 

2d. The person so aop'ying shall execute a 
bond to the city of Chicago,, in the sum of three 
hurdred dollars conditioned hat the said appli- 
cant will in every particular conform to the re- 
quirements of this oroinatce, and with the re- 
quirements or prevision? of any ordinal ce here' 
after to be passed concerning junk dealers or 
dealers in second-band goodsi, as th* case imy be, 
and thereupon tbe Ciiy C» rk shall issue a license 
io cue form under tue corporate seil signed by 
the Mayor and countersigned by the Cleik- 

Seo, 4. All Tcenses issued under this ordinance 
sha 1 e-xo're on 'he first oay of August next, after 
the issuing or the same. 

Sec. 5. Every person licensed a? afore- 
said shaJ keep at his or her p ace of busi- 
ness a substantial aid well bound book in 
which he or ebe shall en er in wri- 
ting a minute description of all 
personal property purchased by hitn or ber, tbe 
da*e of purchase, toe mme and residence or 
place of business oi ihe person or persons from 
WDom such purchase was made, and particularly 
mentioning any prominent or descriptive marks 
•hat niay be on such oroperty, which sa d hook 
shall be kept clean end legible and all the entries 
therein sn»ll be made with int?, and no entry 
therein shall be erased, obliterated or defaced, and 
every person so licensed failing to comply with, 
any of the provisions of this section saall, upon 
conviction, be fined in a £umnot less ihin twenty- 



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live dn'lnr*. nor more llniii out) hundred dollar* 
for SSOfa mid i very often 0, 
BlO« 6i I' very \>> tmui ► <> llc» nK'd mm afortr- ild, 

Hhuii durlofi ii" ofdloarj boon o' business wht d 
r> qo< iti d i>y the Miiynr, General BaoeriDtei it at 
of Police, or ray police offlcor of tbs <• I y , *- u i > 
mit «i <t i thiol isia book) i > i be Aftta seenou <»r 

mid ord D8D0C provide d or to lb inHpoc'lon ol 

ini <>f too above nil in <•< i officers, ran shell »»!••<» 
exVlMtraj huch (eoi»()M oi person i propeitrto 

nny of Lbd ufun cum officers, mid < very i-uch 1) 
ci n-cd person ro'usiiiu to m 'inn sou hookf, 
SOOdS Of 01 np. rty BS tfore'-aid II n Hie request 

oi iidv of 'be efu/essid offlcere, she l, opon con- 

vlclion. In- Hip d mi n sum not, ies» than twenty 
live dollars for each and every offeoii , a no sbB 1 
be inhject in the dt-ereittrn of the Mayor to have 
his or tier licence rev k d. 

Sko 7. '''bit nothing contained in tbis ordi- 
nal co stnill (flee i. the stle of stroud hand iroodB 
by any person or p«*boib now or hereafter II 
censed uu pa«*nbrot;irH, aud who ehail In the 
courst'O' their bustu< *n us pnwi.hn.ker* scl ut.y 
poods, war.-* or ujerrbinoise wh'Cb n^vo been 
pledged to tin m **nd rem .in unredeemed. 

Sec. 8. All ordinances or pirn of ordinance*- 
conflicting with thiB oramauce are lurehy re- 
pealed. 

Seo 9. This ordinance shall be in force and 
take; ( fleet from ai/d after Hs paeBige 

Aid Kaun at d Krau^en were «xcu*ed by 
the Cbair, a d retired. 

Aid Kmckerbuck- r, of t^e last mentioned 
Corxmttt^o, tuomttted the following 1 report : 
To the Miyor and Aldermen of toe O.ty of Chi- 
cago, In Commou Cow cil assetnb er) : 

Ycur Jommirt-e on Judiciaiy. to whom was re- 
feired an ordinance tor the in p-cii jn of me*ts, 
etc , hap ny had the same oid-rauvtse em, beg 
leave to rep rt , that <n accordance with instruc- 
tions, ib<-y have revised ttie ordimnce whtch i* 
here.vith submitted foe such action a? may be 
ae- tned mosr advua v )e 

Your Committee have found -he subject one of 
rciHny rifficu t\*,a, t»s any imouot of inspection 
will oot prevent decay, -7nd t seemed to ie to if- 
ford but little p'otecnon ti the cousut&er. Dif- 
eaeen and nn-vbolesome m^tttg t-eem to be 'he 
on y kind ib at can e effectually reached by in- 
spection atd we have, rnerffnre, as will be s^e'D, 
confined it to Biimsbter houses and wh]oe*ale 
matkt-ts. Se Lnij dis*- ased or upwbolesome meat? 
is punisha->ie un>'er 4 be l^ws of the Sivt^ of XI 1 1 - 
»0'.B, and as every butcher is pracucal'y an in 
spectox of tDfc meats purr based ny him to be re- 
ta'led a; ht* own shop, t^e whole raatcer ap- 
■peirs quest O'Ja^ e in its utility, besides no» b - 
iug ia exact sccoroacce with d^mocr^tic ideas 
ot £ overi'cneor, as the peop«e look w th o»stru ; t 
upon regalftirjg derail? > y law in >uch matters. 

Ail of which IS respectfull.v sor mi ter>. 

Joshua 0, Knickerbocker 
L. L, Bond. 

OomiLi'tpe on Judir-iary. 
An Ordinance concerning sbe inspection of Meats 

Hti«i Licen ts 
Be it or darned by the Common Council of the City 

of Chicago : 

Section 1. That there ghsll be elected, in ac- 
rordanct: w«tti the oroviiions of the charter, one 
Meat Inspector, who ehiH have authority to ap- 
point as m<*t.y assistants or amputee as he may 
deem necessary. 

Seo. 2. Such inspector sb5l!, before eaterin? 
UDon the rischarge of the on Jes of his office, 
m»ke, execute una de iver a proper bonn, in the 
pena! sum of rive thous:nd collars, w«th one or 
mure sureties, to be aporovi^d by the M^or and 
Camp'rol er, conditioned for the faithful dis 
ch^rye of his rJuties, and for the payment of any 
and a'l da na^es which m^y be cau ed by reason 
nfany reelect or malfeasance euher of hims^jf or 
any person or persons appoint. d oy him as assist 
hntor ceputy„ 

Seq. 3. ItshaUbe the daty'of such Inspector, 
either <>y hicn^e f cr a duly authorize! assistant 
oroeputy, to nspect ail meats offered fo<- sue in 
any wh lesale eb'taolishment of any kind— except 



poultry^ "fh and uamii- mid ul) slaughter honnes 
hi. mien tlinen a* eh -ill riot, hcnoin- y nieon veinenc<} 
Hiicti Oeule/M 'u 'lie orditpir y truvn ir'toi H of ' uhI- 
iii--, ssd dCllgBVtO racb meatu h ht- wliolenome 
mi' II' lur fOOC «*1 li ii' mill rin Dlirf. and Wh Of 
ii rr null I. '>y u di II '•"•nt urn k ; und no per-on other 

ih in tin Sealtfa Officer or i< i- j>. c*or, y dirociion 

of th B li> ulth Olll cr, hU->\ In: permuted to Bell 
or ramOVC ray Huch CiLdetn'icd uic'it- 
Seo. 4. The Inspector Hhall on each day report 

an pteceiof cooaemoed meati to the Seoltb offi- 
cer oi the ■ ; 1 1 v of ChiC'itfO, Hpecil'yinL' the loctlltf 
and nti'pher oi ol* cch in euch >eper te IOC lll*5 . Uld 
puch Ilcilth Ofllcei BhuU torth with cau u .o the. same 
to he r< moved. 

Skc. 5. rhfl Inspector e.hall fidopt *ome uniform 
ryn'> in and ptyie of marks, and MJ p< rson or per- 
st ns who -hall altt r or chantje; ao v of Mich m^rks, 
or who Shell, without autbori'y, pli<: mv lnnpec- 
Hon in irk opon any piece of meat, nr shall fell for 
consumption in the city ol C&icatro uny cun- 
temnid tututr, or shin sell at whol< H»le, or ny 
■ he piece to other* to be cu f aci retailed, 
in "mid city, wQich thai' not rave hejo first prop 
t rly itjt-pecte<i »nd marked or lnbeled, or fih;ll 
sell »ny < l^eased, emaciaierj orti'Dte" m« ata, shall 
be tu» ject to a flue of tot leB- than fiv« nor more 
than one hundred do lars, to he collected as other 
fines 

Seo 6. The Col ec+or shall b<^ entlt'el and re- 
ceive irom the o-*nere or holders of >he meats 
int-p c ed the sum ot five cent-s for eich sioe of 
^tef, a«<d five c^nts for eieb calf, 'beep, lamb or 
ho* in c f)ectfd by hloo, and ttun have * riynt to 
*itbno.d hi- cerMfleite, lihn] or rr.ark uuni Kuch 
frei- paid ; Provided, that if any such meat 8 shall 
have be<:n inspected at »r y si iutrhl,e,r hou^e on 
the came d*y, or utter six o'ciock p. m of the 
previous nay, h»- st all not be ^niit ed to any lee 
lor ir epect ntr the saore, if fouDd on that day at 
any wno'es le establish o^eict. 

Sec. 7 The provm ons of this ord* Dance sbal 1 
do' apply to any packing Douses, c >m<x'i*sion 
houses fur the siroole .rbn-fer of ra^at-- which a»e 
not to be consumed in tbt ci»y < f Chicago, oor to 
any person fel'iog meit,, by th- c.de ot niece, 
wh>ch they shah have raised or lattened on their 
own afj s 

Seo 8. All irenses for retailing meats to the 
city of Oh ca^o, af'er the expiranon of toe time 
Uxed in the licens-s of 1865 shall he issued omy 
upon the payment of a lee of ten dollars. 

Sec y. Ih's ord'nance shall be in full force and 
effect Irom and alter its passage and due publica- 
tion. 

Aid. Rafferty moveo to lay the report opon the 
table. 

Aid Ruli demanded tbe ave= and noes, and the 
n otioo wis lost hy toe foll jwiog vore : 

Ayes— A'd McR"y, Sheridan, Waliwork, Sher- 
win, R fferty, Frisbee, Tauott, Bond, Huntley, 
Woodman, Olark— il. 

Noes— Aid. Gase. Knickerbocker. Shiojp, Car- 
ter, isarre,t, ,T; icker, Wtlmarih, Hatco, Moore, 
Woocan?, Ho den, Bixoy, Ru^seii, Gastfleld, 
Prondfoo r , Hott'nger, Rua, Shackford— .8. 

Ald.S-erwin moved that the report be laid 
over and published. 

i a criea. 

The report was concurred in by the fo lowing 

vote : 

Ay?*— Aid. Gege, Kn'cker^ocker, Sh'mp, Car- 
ter, Barre't, Wicker, M'Roy, Wilmarth, Sbeadan, 
to hl:work. HatcD, Srierwin, Moore, Rafferty, 
Fnsoee, Wood=.rd, Ta'cot*, Ho den, Bixby, Bond, 
Ru8eel\ Hun'ley, G etfiel , Prou^foot, Hott nger, 
Rub, Shackford, Wood nan, Clark-29. 

Noes— None. 

PRINTING, 

A d. Russell, of Committee on Printine, sub- 
mitted a report autborizine the clerk to procure 
the printing- of t-even y-five copies of the pro- 
ceedings ot May 3d, 1865. 

Ako, 

Of the Bams Coxmittec tubmit'ed tte fo lowing 
report: 



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To the Mayor and Alderman of the City of Chi- 
cago, in Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Printing, to whom was re 
ferred the instructions of the Council, to report 
the price that should be paid tbe corporauon pa- 
per for printing tbe Oouocil proceedings, 8dver 
tising, &c , havkg had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report 

That tbey have mace a diligent investigation, 
and found tbe estimate? and information to be ob 
tained from printing establishments so Widely 
different and unsatisfactory that they believe 
tbere is little confluence to be placed in any of 
tbem ; out as the Committee nave no other ight 
to guide ihem, they have based their report upon 
the information obtained from three or four of 
the leading journa's, as their business is more 
immediately connected with the subject under 
advisement. 

Tbe Committee bave made the report more 
lengtby then they otherwise would, in order 
that, the public might be Informed of the rea^ots 
for reporting ihe prices of printing herein named. 

Tbe Committee could not learn that printing 
cru el be done any cheaper this year than last, the 
expenses attencing it being ibe same. 

One of the daily papers offered to do tbe print- 
ing for twentyfive cents per square of eight 
lines for eacb insertion. The daily circulation 
Witbin the city limits, three thousand copies. 

Another paper offered to do the advertising and 
corporation notices lor 37% cents per square 
for each insertion, and the Oounc 1 proceedings 
for one ooliar per thoUsaoQ ems, Daily circula- 
tion of tbe paper within the city limits, six thou- 
sand copies. 

A third, the Tribune, offered to do all the 
prnting for seventy five cents per square for tbe 
first insertion, and th rty seven aod a-half 
cents f<r eich subsequent insertion, being 
tbe same price 'he Times had last year. 
Daily circulation of the paper within the city lim- 
its, twelve to fifteen thousand copies. 

Your Committee recommend a price Itss than 
demanded by the Tribune j because, from the in- 
formation the Committee, has, they think the 
Tribune^s price too high ; besides, the Tribune 
has Jns'rnctfcd tbe pu "lie tor a year or two past 
ttaat the city was paying entirely too much for its 
printing, and ibey had a ri,<ht to suppose them as 
(sincere in that as in other matters. 

Tbe Committee recommend a price for the 
printing greater \hm some of the o'her papers 
offered to do it f r, beciuse the Tribune his 
more that) double the circubtion of any other 
paper, consequently is presumed to reach twice 
the number of citizens and tax paters 5 and 
therefore in the same ra 10, fulfils the spirit of 
the law, requtrme the Council to have its pro- 
ceed irgs published. 

Your Committee believe that the object con- 
templated by the law authorizing and obliging 
tbe ci'y to bave tbe Couijci! proceedings pub- 
lished was, first, to sive incarnation to the peo- 
ple tf what their representative* were doing, 
and what ordinances - tre passed affecting their 
lights «s citiz n s . 

2d To inform as many tax-payers, as possible, 
what was being done with ihe money they were 
obliged to nay for taxes, andwbetber it was be- 
ing properly and judiciously expended. 

3d. That the object of giving it publicity in a 
newspaper was, because it was the surest and 
most effective way of reacting the public and the 
tax payer. 

If these views are correct is it doing anything 
but justice to the public to have city printing by 
a paper having the largest circu ation, even at a 
greater expense? 

In the op niom of your Committee, the fallow- 
ing pr ces would be a reasonable and just com- 
pensation lor the city printing, viz: For publish* 
ing tbe Council proceedings, fifty cents per 
fquare; for advertising all corporation notices, 
seventy-five cents per square for the first inser- 



tion, and thirty seven and a half cents for each 
subsequent insertion. 
[Signed,] S . J. Russell, 

A. Hottinger, 
Committee. 

P. S — Since the above report was prepared, the 1 
two corporation papers bav raised a legal point 
in connection with this subject, which your Com- 
mittee are unable to decide, which is as follows: 
They a bge that, inasmuch as the Council did not 
fix tbe puce that the city was willing to pay 
for the pr nting, at the time of appointing 
S'ilrt papers*, and as the papers accHpted 
ihe appointment by the Council in good 
faith, and have done printing for tha city 
in accordance with tbe instructions that the ap- 
pointment, was substantially a contract for the 
municipal y^ar— that the Council cannot change 
it r>y it- own act— that the papers have a legal 
rfp'ht, if they so elec*, to charge their commer- 
cial rates, ano tnat the City is bound to pay it, 
but at the same time they are willing to accept 
tbe sume rates that were allowed their predeces- 
sors 

Tbe Corporation Counsel, though not having 
examined the subject carefully, is ot the opinion 
that the view taken by the papers is at least par- 
tially correct, but that neither party!" compet nt 
to decide the matter independently cf the othen 

Your committee therefore recommend that in 
order to avoid any confusion, the who)e matter tie 
referred 10 the Corporation Counsel, with the re- 
quest that be give a written opinion upon the 
subject at the nex;t meeting of the Couocil- 

S. J. Russell, 

A, ROTTINGBR; 

Aid. Barrett, of the same Committee, submit- 
ted the fo, lowing miuoriiy rep irt: 
to the M^yor and A dercuen of the City of Chica- 
go, in Common Council as ; emb ed : 

Your Committee on Prmtina, to wbom was re- 
ferred the resolution of A'dermah Wicker, adopt- 
ed at tbe reguiar meeting of the Common Coun- 
cil, held on the 20tb day of June, l w 65, ins'ructiog 
ycur Committee to report at tbe next regular 
meeting the rates to re paid for corporation 
printing, tbe undersigned, as one of tbe members 
of said Committee, having bad ; he sane under 
advisement, o c gs leave to make the following mi- 
nority report 

That having made diligent inquiry ai to the 
rates chareed by resprnsib e and well established 
R pub ican newspapers of tpe City of Chicago 
other than tbe corporation newspaper, 

Respec'fa.ly submits and recommends the pas- 
sage of tbe following order, the rate? fixed by 
which are somewhat higher ihau tbose for which 
otoer city newspapers wott'd be willing to do tbe 
ssme printng and putrisbiagJ 

It is hereby ordered by the Common Council of 
the Cify of Chicago, that the following shall be 
the rate of compensation to be allowed and paid 
for all corpordt on printing, to be publtsbea in 
tbe newspaper designated as the corporation 
newspaper. Said printing to comprise pro- 
ceedings of meetings, notice 1 , advertisements, 
and ab otber except job prmtmg which the Com- 
mon Council mav order to oe done aod pub ished 
in said corporation newspaper, ^o wit 1 the sum 
of twen*y-five cents per square of eieht lines, or 
one dollar and twenty-five cents per one thousand 
ems for each insertion. 

All of which is respectful'y submitted™ 

Stephen Barrett, 
Of Committee on Printing. 

Aid. Knickerbocker moved to lay the latter re- 
port upon the tab>e. 

Aid. Talcott demanded tbe aves and noes, and 
the motion was lost by tbe following vote : 

Ayf-s^ »A.ld~ Knickerbocker, Slump, Carter, 
Wilmarth, Monre, Ho deo, Rusiell, Proudfoot, 
Ho tinger, Ruh. Shackford— 11. 

Noen— Aid. Gage, Barrett, Wicker, McRoy, 
Sher>dan, Wa lwork, Hatch, Sherwin, Rafferty, 
Frisbee, Woodard, Talcott, Bixoy, Bond, Bunt- 
ley, Gastfield, Woodman, Ciark— 18, 

Aid. Ruh moved that both reports be laid over 
and ordered published. Carried. 



2 

July 21,1 



8 



Aid. flhtmo oflVrrd tho following order, and 

moved It* piiMUHiro : 

o <i"rif- That the Chicago Trihun« Is to 
DODtlMM to do tho city pr'ntm", a no Hit! tho 
Comptroller be it>Htrnc»od lo r>ny tit Tmibunb 
the pamo prici-p for dotm? rtald work an w*a pawl 
list year to 'he 7\mei, and that the Stoats 
/.< i'uri'1, thi German pnper, receive the Fame p»jy 
for doinjr the nt» DllottOf , the name prices pud 
la*' ynr to the / 'won 

Aid. Wicker DSOTtd 'o lay it. on the tahle. 

AM. S ha k ford di m mded thr |ji m mid noes. 

The motion on v a • 1 . d by the following vot** t 

Ayti— A'd. (Jure, Carter, Barrett, Wicker. Mc- 
Roy, Wtlmarth. Btt< rldan, Wal.work, Hatch, B her- 
ein, Moore, Uif[ rty, Hrlnhee, Wooda'd. Ti'c< tt, 
Iln«r»ell, Hnnt)«'y, Proni'foot. WoodmaD, Clark-20 

Acta— Aid. Knlckerhocker, Bblmp, Ilolden, 



B'xby, Bond, Gaatfleld, IlotMngcr, Rob, Shack- 
ford.— 9 

1 bj ( h ilr announced the following Ccmmi'teos 
on PirWa : 

North Dlvulon—Md. Khackford, Clark and 
Proa 'tout 

.south DivMon— Aid. McRoy, Shlmp and Car- 
ter. 

Wttt Division— Aid. Woodard, lluntlcy and 
Bixt y. 

A'd. Ga*tfleld moved that the Connc'l do now 
adjourn until Thursday, Ju'y 27th. ft 8 o'clock, 
p m., and take up nuirinese where left oft. 

The motion prevailed and the Council stood 
adjourned. 

A. H. BODMAN, 

City Clerk. 



Common taual 



ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING. 



Chicago, July 27th., 1865. 



OFFICIAL REPORT. 



Present— His Honor, Mayor Rice, and Alder- 
men G°ge, Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, Bar- 
rett, Wicker, MoRjy, Wilmartb, Sheridan, Wall- 
work, Hatch, Sberwio, Monre, Fris^ee, Woooard, 
Talcott, Holcen, B xby, Rus;e 1, Huotley, Gaat- 
fielo, Franzen, Proudtcot, Hottinger, Rah, Shack- 
ford, Woodm in ana Clark. 

Absent— Aid. Kane, Rafferty, Bond and Lawson. 

Alrt. Shimp, by permission of the Council, in- 
troduced the following resolution: 

Besot' ed* That the City of Chicago would, in 
my opinion, be greats y benefited by tbe Mavor, 
Common Coutici! and ci'y officials making a visit 
E»8t,— ssy via C eve and, ODio, Buffalo, Albany, 
New York Ci>y, Boston, and return via PhUadel- 
ph'a, Baltimore, Harris our e h and Pittsburgh, Pa„ 
(thence home), the city officers will undoubtedly 
see the great, necessity of taking such a tr;p. The 
object of i be excursion is to become better posted 
in city afiSirs, and in order to bring about th*s 
visit, tbe Mayor appoint a committee of turce to 
make the nece'SiT> arrangements, and to be made 
wi hout expense to the cicy. 

Aid. Rnsseh moved to lay the resolution on the 
tabe 

Aid. Woodmsn demanded the ayes and noes, 
and the motion was lost by tbe following vote : 

Ayes— A»d. Gage. Barrett, Wicker, McRoy, 
Sberiocn, Frisbee, Talcott, Ru«eeH Proudfoot— 9. 

Noes- Aid. Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, Wil- 
rxarth, Wall**ork, Hatch, Moore, Woodard, Hol- 
den, Bixr>y, Rub, Sh^ck'ord, Woodman, CI rk— 14. 

Aid. Talcott then called for the ayes and noes on 
the adoption of the resolution, and the motion 
prevailed oy tbe fol'owing vote: 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter. Wil- 
roaub, Wallwoik, Hatcti, Moore, Holden, Bixby, 
Rub, Shackford, Woodman, Clark— 18. 

Noes— A. d. Gaee, Barretr, Wicker, McRoy, 
Sheridan, Frisoee, Woodard, Talcjtt, Rassell, 
Proudfoot— 10. 

Aid. Suimp also introduced the following reso- 
lution, and moved its adoption. 

Whereas, A aumber at gentlemen comprising 
members cf the Common Council and municipal 
authorities of the city of Toronto, C. W. are at 
present on a visit to our city ; and 

Whereas, Not having been officially notified of 
their v.sit, we have been unable to render them 
civic hospitalities at an earner period; be it 
therefore now 

Resolved, By the Mayor and Common Council 
unanimourly, that the delegation from Toronto 
are hereby tendered the usual courtesies. And 
that the Mayor appoint a committee of three to 



take charge of the delegation, during their stay 
in oar city. 

Aid, Talcott moved to lay the resolution on the 
tabl*. 

Aid. Shimp demanded the aves and noes, and 
the manon was lo-t by tbe following vote : 

Ayf$— Aid, Gage, Barrett, Wicker, McRoy, 
Sherioao, tooorc, Frisote, Woodard, Talcott, 
Proudfoot, BusselT— 11. 

Noes— Alo. Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, 
Wilmartrj, Wallwork, Hatch, Sherwiu, Hoirren, 
Bixby, Ruh, Sbackfoid, Woodman, Clark— 13. 

A'd. Talcott then called lor the ayes and noes 
on the adoption of the resolution, and it was 
carried by f he following vo e : 

Ayes— A'do Gag^ , Kaickerbocker, Shimp, Car- 
ter, Barrett, Wicker, Wiimarth, Wsliwork, 
Hatch, Moore, Wooded, Holden. Bixby, Russell, 
Franzen, Proudfoot, Hottmger, Rah, Shacfeiord, 
Woodman, Clark— 2 1. 

Noes— McRoy, Sheridan, isherwia, Frisbee, 
Talcott-5. 

And the Chair appointed Alderman Shimp, 
Knickerbocker and Carter the committee of re- 
ception. 

Aid. Knickerbocker, by the consent of the 
Council, introduced a petition of Wm,T Coles 
for a ttee exhibition license^ 

Aid. Shimp also introduced the petition of 
sundry citizens, praying that proceedings in a 
suit against *»rs. Long lor selling iiqaor without 
a license be stopped. 

Both petitions were referred, without reading, 
to Committee on Licenses and the Mayor, with 
power to act. 

The Board of Public Works reported an ordi- 
nance for grading and plackitg Benton Place, 
from State street to Wabish avenue. 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys 
South Division. 

Also, 

Submitted an ordinance for opening an alley 
through block 36, School Section Addition. 

Referred to Committee on 'Streets and Alleys, 
West Division. 

Aid. Holden moved that the rules of order be 
suspended to ahow the introduction of the follow- 
ing. Carried : 

Whereas, Section one, chapter nine of the Re- 
vised Charter, approved February 13th, 1S65, re- 
quires ihac the Assessors of the <-tty of Cbic^po 
soa'l comple e and fie in 'he office of the City 
Clerk, of said city, on or o^foxe the first Monday 
in August of each year, the assessments or as- 
sessment ro' Is or lists, unless further time shall 
be granted by the Common Council ; and wh. re- 
as the Assessor for the South Division of said 



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rlty Iish found It Imp n-lblo to complete and Me 
h'HMiid a-TKHiin-iii l>v tin' tunc ; tliurrforu 
l{. ! o'dtvtud bij tin ( ;>mtnon Cnunnl <>j tli> 
('ili/ i f <hu iii to : 

Mr i. Thai id A-m imoth of the mid city of 
OblC l'iiImi: lur'hcr time to comylfte and flic 
With 'In- OllyOlerk their a-ncm-in ntn or ihhohh 
m. nt roll* or HhIh, mi ■ l hut Hie t tun far mkIi 
romp, cion and Ming be uud the mme Inhere y 
cxu i.ili d to i bo fcurtti Monday Of Aueu-t i ex'. 

Sko. U. Tbt^ nnllmrct; Hhall tuko efl'rct 
and lie in lorco from and alter its parage. 

Aid. llolden moved llie pannage of the oidl- 
DB1 06< Carried. 

KEI'OIUS OK STANDING COMMITTEES. 
LICENSES. 

Aid. Wicker, of Committee on Licensee, to 
whom hai ben referred we petitions of W Kelly 
find James Murgao, for Iree peooler's licenses, 
H potted m lavor of granting the prayer of the pe- 
titioner? 

On motion of A'd. Knickerbocker, the report 
wan 

Accepted and concurred in. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, 8. U. 

Tbe Committee on Streets ard Alleys, S. D., to 
whom hid been referred an o dinance tor vaca'ine 
certain alleys 1* niuck Scboo: StctionAodt- 
tlon, reported 1n favor of the passage of the same. 

Laid over tnd ordered pnb!ibb< d. 
To the M-.yor am Alderman of tbe City of Chi- 
cago, in » ommoa Couocil assembled: 
Yonr Committee on Streets and Alleys for tbe 
South Division, to whom was referred an ordi- 
nance for the vacation of ctrt9in al'eys in block 
y, 1 , School Section Addition, have had the same 
uid«.r advisement, and btg leave to submit the 
following report : 

While yrnc Committee would exercise great 
tare in the vacating ot streets or alleys, tbe pres- 
ent esse is one in wh ch there can be no difference 
of op'nion. The molv duals tskitsr for tbe vaca- 
tion own the entire prooeriy to which tbe alleys 
in qu stion are or any hen fit, wbue ail of the re- 
maning lots in the block are sufii iently accom- 
modated with the alley that remains, and the 
property left even more secure. To the peti- 
tioners the vacation asked for is of great import- 
ance, as their business, which is large, ismoch fx- 
posed to the acts of reckiess and lawlees indi- 
viduals. 

Your Committee would therefore recommend 
the paes&ge of the orainat ce. 

W. H, Carter, 
Joshua C. Knickerbocker, 
SajTl *ioRoy, 
constantine kann, 
Stephen Barrett. 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, South Division. 
Also, 

Eeported in favor of the passage of an ordi- 
nance for the extension of Dearborn street, south 
to Jackson street, 

On rrotionof Aid. Shimp, the report was order- 
ed to be 

Laid over and published. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chi- 
cago, in Common Coucctl assembled : 
Your Committee on Streets ann Alleys for the 
South Division, having had an ordinance referred 
to them for tr^eex^nsion of Dearborn street, have 
given the subject that care and attention which its 
importance demands, and would beg leave to sub- 
mit ihe following report: 

The ordinance proposes to extend Dearborn 
street from the south line of Monroe street to tee 
north iire of Jackson street, where Third and 
Fourth - venue* open up a communication witu 
the southern portion 01 toe ci y. Your commi r - 
Tee regard this extension as one in which not only 
those property holders in the immediate vicmitv 
are interested, bu- as one in which alarge portion 
of tee communvy, especially of the Soutn D vi£- 
ion, are intimately connected. Tbe Post Office 
being located at the present terminus of Dearocrn 



ctrc t, rcndi TH it In uome fort a VuHlmsij center, 
wi.ich bOttl Bfli ih OOOIttOtlj incrciiHlru' and will 
Moon coinprl ih.- Hreet to In: < Ktenddd In order to 
op. n aiioilo r 1 venm- into U)t ■OOtbero portion ot 
tl.e ctv, t)ijd to OOCfl ii i> .dditlouJ room and lacil- 
ItlCI for r>u>-ine-8 In the ne irt of thw city. Clark 
nr; t-t, ' nriiK' the blulfieM »eeeOD Of tin- year, is 
Crowded with teams and vehicles of all kindij its 

entire length, »in « ^tite ft.rr.ri im ho occupied 

with the HorH • Railroad uh to make il quite UQ- 
corofortable, to w»y the leas', for curnagc travel. 
The opening of Dearborn street, to Jackson, will 
come in to toe rel e' of botb- 

The lo ahty is mich that it Is nttrly Impossible 
rof any < undid ana leinonaoie mind to come to 
any other conclusion man that, sooLer or later, 
this extension wi ] have to be made. That be'ng 
the Olfe, your committee are of the opinion thut 
tbe soon* r the work ll commenced, the better it 
will be lor all parties concerned. 

The only objection to tnn« extension, 8 ) far as 
your committee are informed, l a one to which ail 
great public improvements are Ualue and have to 
encounter, and that is ihe " aes< b menr." When 
we consider ibit ihe improvements now In the 
w»y of the proposed extension, are of compara- 
tively little v-.lne, betnt; entirely from- bui diogs 
and veLcrally of small size ; ibat in all probabil- 
ity more expensive acid oermanent structures will 
soon r«e erect d ; that tbe vvlue of the real estate 
to be taKen will ne conBtaotly iEcresslig, thereby 
rendering the expense much greater and tte 
assessment much 'arger, tbeobjec'ion referred to 
shou d have Ut'le weight. Your coD r nitlee 
mi^ bt present various other considerations drawn 
from tbe circatnswnces of the case, as well as 
from the experience of the p st, wnich mo.-t of 
the Council are fatnih-r with, all 
tending to confirm the committee 
in ihe opinion that the proposed extension 
should now be ma^e, ard thit the proper time to 
commei ce it is the present. Propeity is now re- 
munerative— the anility of the people to pay, is in 
all pronabiiity as got o or even r>e ter than it wi)l 
be lor some time to come, affording an ad> ir onal 
reason why the »ork saou'd no lootrer be delayed. 
Private interests and local considerations may 
perhaps hinder and oopo e, but in a work of so 
much impo'tacce, in ■> hich a large port ou of tbe 
city is deeply interested, demanded a ike by the 
public necessity and welfare, as well as the prayer 
of the vctiticners, your committee would ignore 
all minor considerations, and looking to the 
greatest good of tbe greatest number, deem it 
their duty, and t&ke great pleasure in recommend- 
ing the passage of he ordinance. 

W. H. Carter, 

Joshua C. Knickerbocker, 

Sam'l. McRoy, 

constantinb kann, 

Stephen Barrett, 

Committee on Streets and Alleys for the South 
Division. 

Also, 

Repor'ed in favor of the passage of an ordi- 
nance for plankmg tbe south half of the alley in 
Block 7, Fort Deaiborn Addition to Chicago. 

Report concuxred m and ordinance passed by 
ayes and noes, as follows : 

.Ayes -Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, Shimp, Car- 
ter, Barrett, Wicker, McRoy, vVjjmarth. Sheri- 
dan, Wall work, Hatch, Slier win, Moore, Frisbee, 
Woodard, ralcott, Holden, Bixoy, Russell, Hunt- 
ley, Jfranzen, Proudfoot, Hottinger, Ruh, Shack- 
ford, Woodman, Clark— 27. 

Noes -None. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of tbe passage of an ordi- 
nance for curbing, fidin? and grading LaSalle 
street, from Mad son s'xeet to Jacksoa street. 

Report concurred in and ordinance passed by 
ayes and noes, as follows : 

Ay-s—Kld- Gage, Knickerbocker, Shimp, Car- 
ter, Barrett, Wicker, tacRoy, Wilmarih s Sheridan, 
Waliwork, Hatcn, Sherwin, Moore, Frisbee, 
Woodard, Talcott, Holden, B xby, Russell, Hunt- 



July 27,] 



[1865. 



ley, Franzen, Proudfoot, Hottinger, Rah, Shack- 
ford, Woodman, Clark— 27. 
Noes— None. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of the passage of an ordinance 
for the construction of a sidewalk on both ei^es 
of Monroe street, from C arfc street to Market 
street- 
Report concurred in and ordinance passed by 
ayes and noes as follows : 

Ayes—AW. Gage, Knickerbocker, Sbimp, Car- 
ter, Barrett, Wicker, McRoy, WHmmb, Sb*-ridan, 
Walwork, Hatch, Sherwin, Moore, Frisoee, 
Woodard, Talcott. Holden, Bixby, Russell, Hunt- 
ley, Franzen, Proudfoot, Hettinger, Rah, Shack- 
ford, Woooman, Clark— 27. 
Noes— None. 

A?s?, 

Repoited in favor of the passage of an ordinance 
for toe construction of a sidewalk on both Bides 
of LaSalle street from Madison street to Jackson 
street. 

Report concurred in and ordinance passed by 
ayes and noes as to'lows : 

AyfS— Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, Shiran, Car- 
ter, B<rret% Wicker, McRoy. Wilmarth, Sheridan, 
Wailwork, Hatcti, Sberwm, Moore, Friebee, 
Woodard, Taicott, Holden, Bixby, Ru«- ell, Hunt- 
ley, Franzen, Proudfoot, Ho tmge r, Rah, Shack- 
ford. Wooaman, Clark— 27. 

Noes— None. 

A1?0, 

Reported in favor of the passage of an ordi- 
nance for curbing both sides of Monroe street, 
from Clark street to Market street. 

Report concurred in and ordinance parsed by 
85 ts and noes, as follows: 

Ayes— &id. Gaffe, Knick rbocker, Shimp, Car- 
ter, Barre t, Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, Sheri- 
dan, Wa'lwork, Ha'ch, Sherwin,, Moore, Pr'Sbee, 
Woodard, Talcott, Holden, tiixby, RosseU, Hunt- 
lev, Franz n, Proudfoot, Hottinger, Rah, Shack- 
ford, Woodman, Clark— 27. 

Noes— 

Also, 

Reported m favor of the passage of an ordi- 
nance for opening an alley from the north line of 
Spring's Sub-Dwis:on to 8 xteenth sreec, be- 
tween State etre.t anri Waba«h avenue. 

Report concurred ra sad ordinance psssedby 
ayes and noes, as follows : 

Ayes — A?d„ Gage, Knickerbocker, Shimp, Car- 
ter, Barrett, Wicker, WcRoy, Wilmarto, Sheri- 
dan, Wailwork. Hat^h, Sherwin, Moore, Frisoee, 
Woodaro, Talcott, Ho den, Bixiv, Russell, Hunt- 
!ey. Frozen, Proudfoot Hottinger, Rah, Shack- 
ford, Woodman, Ciark— 27. 

Noes— 0. 

A! so, 

Reported in favor of the passage of an ordi- 
nance for fiTinsr, and planking alley in Blocks 
103 and 104, School Section Addition, 

On motion of Aid Carter the report was con- 
curred in and ordinance passed by ayes and noes 
as fo lows: 

Apes—Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, Shimp, Car- 
ter, Barrett, Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, Sheri- 
rign. Wailwork, Hatch, Sherwin, Moore, Friebee, 
WooDard, Talcott, Holden, Bixbj, Russell, Hunt- 
ley, Franzen, Proudfoot, Uottinger, Ruh, Shack- 
ford. Wocoman, Ciark— 27. 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

Reported in f ;vor of the passage of an ordi- 
nance for the construction or a sidewalk on Wa 
bash avenue, fronting lots 2 & 4, block 5. Assess- 
or's £>iv. ot S. W, fractional i see. 22, 39, 14. 

Report concured in and ordinance passed by 
ayes and nr«e? as follows : 

Ayes— Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, Shimp, Car- 
t r r, Barrett, Wicker, McRoy-, Wilmarth, Sheri- 
dan, Wellwork, Sherwin, Moore, Fri^bee, Wood- 
ard, Talcott, Holden, Bixby, Russell, Hnntley, 
Franzen, Proudfoot, Hottmger, Rub, Shackford, 
Woodman, Oiark— 27. 

Noes— None 



Also, 

Submitted the following reoort, which, on mo- 
tion of Aid. Holden, was oraered to be 

Laid over and published : 
To tbe ¥ayor and aldermen of fbe City of Chica- 
go, m Common Council assembled : 
Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, South 
Division, to whom w^s referred a report and ordi- 
nance by the Boira of Public Works, autoor zing 
and establishing courts, or parks, on Michigan 
avenue, between Twelfth and Twcn'y second 
street?, having had the sam«i under ad Visement, 
oce leave to report that your Commit ee have 
adopted the report of the Boird of Public Works, 
and respectfully recommend the passage of the 
ordinance. Stephen Barrett, 

SAML. MCROY, 

W. H. Carter, 
Joshua 0. Knickerbocker, 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, S. Div. 

Ordinance establishing Courts and Parks, and 
prescribing the width respectively of the courts, 
sidewa ks« and roadway on Michigan avenue, 
between Twelfth and Twenty-second streets. 

Be U ordained by the Common Council of the City 
of i'h'i ago .* 

Section 1 That permission be and hereby is 
granted to the owners or occupants of properly 
situate on M chigan avenue, bet veen Twelfth and 
Twenty second streets, to improve, inclose and 
ornamenc with tre-s, flowers and shrubbery, 
courts or parks on eaid avenue in front of tnelr 
property: Provided, No booth or other structure 
shall be erected on such rourts or park-, aad that 
all improv ments made thereon sha<l be subject 
to tbe approval ot tbe C ymmon Council or tbe 
Board of Public Works of saio city. 

Sec. 2. Th^ roadway of said Michigan avenu°, 
between the limits above defined, is hereby es- 
tablished at the width of toriy eight (43) feet, and 
such courts or parks sball he eleven (li) feet in 
width r»n each side of and adjoining said roadway, 
thus leaving and reserving lor a sidewalk ten (lu) 
feet in width on each side o f said avenue, between 
such courts or parks and the street line. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, N. D. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, N. D., 
to whom had been referred an ordinance for the 
cons'ruction of a sidewalk on bo h sides of La 
Sa le street, fronting iota ninety-five and ninety- 
six, Bronson's Addition, reported in favor of the 
passage of tbe same. 

On motion of Aid. Clark, the report was con- 
curs d in and or d nance passed, by ayes and noes 
as follows: 

Ay-s — Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, Shimp, Car- 
ter, Barrett, Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, Sheri- 
dan, Wailwork, Hatcb, Sn^rwio, Moore, Frisbee, 
Woodard, Ta>cott. Holden, Bixby, Rus«ell, Hunt- 
ley, Franzen, Proudfoot, Hottmger, Ruh, Snack- 
iord, Woodman, Clark -27. 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

Submitted the following report which, oi mo- 
tion of Aid. Shackfora, was oraered. to oe laid 
over and published. 

To the M*yor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago 
m Common Council assembled: 
Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, North 
Divison, to whom was referred the petition of the 
Lake View Avenue Company for right of way, 
h»vmg had the same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend the passage , of ihe ac- 
companying reso'ntion. 

Saml. Shackford, "1 
Valentine Rtm, t rnmm11tpp 
L. Proudfoot, f Committee. 

Robert Clark j 
Resolved, That tbe r'ght of way be, and i? here- 
by, granted to tie Lakes View Avenue Company 
over tbe property of the city of Chicago on^ hun- 
dred and tifty feet wide next and adj cent to the 
present high water mark of Lake Michigan, com- 
mencing at the south line of the ground now used 
as the Uhicago City Cemetery, and running thence 
along the shore of Lake Michigan to Asylum 



July 77,| 



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Plnce,nrd commercing np-a'n h( Fti'l* r*on av( rno 
Pbd mini'! g 'bene* hIii g trie hhO ibOf feO tbe 
i i r h lint Ol tbe lOOtbl || <| tin rt- r ol 'I n 

lw»n*y fi ; i. In town*bip forty, tort t of rtnse 
(horirra p M <t U»e third prto ipel no Mdito; 

Ppotrtdul, however, thai h mi L k' View Av<in»i 
OonptDJ Ibl 1. OB "r I)' (Ori t' I llrct <nv Of Au- 
j:Ub', A. L). IhOO, thhWc at dC BbleteiD ICOd Order 
u rcotl in ti - laid pioperty at lOtll flHJ ft 8t wde, 

Mini ihtU finitb tod unpcorc iii ground for tfa 
fOl) width beniy granted within a reasonable 
time ih 1 1 idler. 

Al'O, 

Reported 1u r-ivorof tho pMltgO of anordl- 
runcor r pink im illcy In bio ko. Wolcott'sad 
ditton rrom L%8 .i » itreetto C ark itreet. 

Repor OODCarrVd in and ordnance paseed by 
8yt » ind Dl M II lid "wh ; 

4j.ee- Aut.ti go, Knickerbocker, Bbtmp. Osr< 
irr, Hiti tt, wick<>r. McRoy, Wum n»> Shcr- 

1dm, Wullwork, ll-jtch, She win, Moore. Fr'iv>ee, 

Woodiro, L'alcott, Bolden, D»x i»y , Runee 1, Bant* 
ley. Prison. Prcodrooi., MottinKtr, Ruti. ShcCk- 
ftrd, WoodaiHD, Claik-^-27. 

Noes -Nune. 

Aid. G*ge was excused by the Chair and re 
tired. 

A'po, 

Reported in fitor ot the pis'air* of an ordi- 
nance for car log and pavmu M.irth Clark s reet, 
liora Chicago avenue to dock Hue of riv-r 

Oo motion of A'd vvoodmac 'be r»mort wa= 
concurred in t>no ordkanco paesed by aye! ana 
noes ss lo'lo^s : 

Aycs—hXA El ickeib> cker, Sbimn, Carter, Bar- 
rett, Wicker, McRoy, Wilmaitb, Sher dan. Wa 1- 
work, H*t< h, Sberwm, Moore, Fnsbee. Woodard, 
Ta'cot», Qi idtr. B x">y, Russ-el!, ffuntley, Friez- 
en, Pmudfoot. Etottingir, Rub, Shacktord, Wood- 
nan, Clark— 26. 

Noes— None. 

STREET I AND ALLEYS, W D. 

The Committee on rttr< ets and Alky?, W D, 
to whom hud betn reftm d an ordi'.-mce 'or the 
extension ol Firk: a»enue, mm Oakb y street to 
Western avenue, reported in fivor of ihe passage 
of tl e sanfe. 

On mot. on of Aid. Talent, the report was con- 
curred m aiL-d ord nance passed by a>ea and noes, 
as 'o lows : 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Sh mp, Cart r, Bir- 
re - ,r.. Wicker, McRoy, Wi marm, Sbend<*o, Wa.il- 
work, H tch, Sn-twrn, Moure, Fn«bee, Wrodarrt, 
Ta'cott, Ho oen, B>xby, Resell, Huntley, Fr^nz- 
eD, Proudfout, Huttioger, R«h, Shacklora, Wooa- 
m°i>, Clark— 26. 

Noes— Kone. 

BKIDEWELIi 

Aid. Gage, of Cou,roi»tee cn Bridewell, submit- 
ted the f»,l»owin£ report : 

To the Mayor *i-o Aldermen of the City of Chi- 
cago in oi mmon Com oil assembled : 
Your Comma' ee on Bricewell nrec rpon the 
Board ot Pu' li: Wo»ks he i tr porta r ce of turnish- 
ing employment for the mmater of tbe City Bride- 
well, end 'bat thev tre d^ree ed to lU'Bisb stone 
for Oieabine, provided it can be done without 
loss to the City. 

Geo. W. Gage, 
3rt . Talcqtt, 
Aid. Talcott moved to cos cur in the report. 
Carried. 

Aid. Bixby moved that the Committee on Bride 
well oe instructed to irqaire rn r o tbepr^t ca- 
biiity of inmiahingv-mp'oyment for tbe female 
convicts at. Brioewell, Carried. 

REPORTS OF SELECT COMMITTEE. 

HOUSE CP CORRECTION. 

Aid. Gape, of the Select Committee upon tbe 
purchase of errouncs for a House of Correction, 
submrned the foilowiu? report, which, on mo- 
tion of Aid. Shimp. was ordered lobe 

Latdover8nrt pub isbed. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chica- 
go in common Council sssenbied : 
Your special Commi tee on Hou e e of Correction 
Ground? have attended to that duty atd beg leave 
to report. 



Afirr thorough roneultatlons ard examinations, 

uc liuvc OODO'.Odl d 10 pnrOI IM n' out toitv ICtl h, 
hiiuj'i d tiri »• I <j n f Hi- of a rn Ifl fr in ttie Ci'y HtD- 

itii botcora lb" Ctotl 'H i tbe Obicign, AiMin 

hi. it S . Lim>1m Knllrnafi. The N. W J rS. W. \ 
of b«, T. 8!», It 18 'I r »j price ih rwu hunor a 
• I irn pofM I Wn tbltk ibl l"<' VoU itU beet 
tbiitc. hi I <• 1 miii'1, all tbn irn coKHtoered aiH'one 
(on ind <H I'i'ivy mail-rill aii b - pacua upon 

t»ie i rounds win oni li » irnn;o< rtotion 

TbO COflDDlttOe r«C mmend tbe pifltgC ol the 

follotvin ' rotoln lot ». 

Rv.n<dr<d, l ti ,t the pnrcbuMe o^ tne N. W. J of 
rt W i oi Sec. '1 !)!). U 4 .i Uy tbe i-p <: «l <'om- 
mittee on I1oub>. of Corrtriicn Grouuun is bercny 
appn vi d. 

Kt%ol<<-d y That the Corporation Cnno*el i> 
berony <• irecteo to confer witti Junius II. B o O I . 
E a., m let * r,i '° 'be ti« e of 'be (•ill In d, and 
m-k 'biH repo't to tbe Mayor &td Comptrolltr. 

Rct?pcct:uiiy bnbaitted. 

Geo. W. Gaoe, 

M lALOf'TT, 
MAIIK SuEkIDAN, 
JOHKl'H SlIKltWIN, 
J. B R CE. 

Walter Kimbau.. 
tnfinishbd business. 

Aid. McRoy c^l'ea up the oroiraure au honzing 
the. cons'rocnon of a 'uuoel outer tbe river at 
Wa<-hi»ktou ftrei-t, lalrt over Ju'.y 13'.h, 1865, and 
moved itn pis8i» e. 

A d. flmden moved to strike cut toe wor*. 
"o'berwise"' in eectioa four, and lnse/t the word 
"dftDa'tion 1 ' iDstean. 

Aia McRjy moved to lay the amnrmenr on 
tbei tflhle. 

Aid. Cl8rk demanded the ayee axd noee, ard 
tbe motion pr«-v-iled bv the following vote : 

Ayes— A Barrett, Wickc, McRoy, Wi m^'-t''', 
Sben^an Wa l^^rk, fffctch, Moor'-, Fiis'iee, Ta.- 
cctt, (^aHifi-ld. Run, ^ha-kford, Wood an--i.4. 

Noes— Aid .Knickerbocker, Shrr p, 'srt-r, Soer- 
wio, "ood rd, Qoiden, eixby, Rus-eH, Iluit ey, 
Fr»*ifzen, Proudfoot, HottlUtrex, t.nrk— 13. 

A'd. Ho d<:n eel eo for be ?ye? »cd iiue^ on ^he 
Diesaeeof toe omi^t-ce, and the motion prevail- 
ed i">y tne foi'owi g vo>e : 

Arjts— Ale . Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carte:, B>r- 
rett. Wicker, McRoy, W inj^rtb, Snerid^D, ^al"- 
woik, H^tcb, SberwiO, Moore, Mis r ee, Woodard, 
Taicott, Bix' y. Rd-«ei , Hunt ey, Gasrfl-. a, Frao- 
zen,Proudfoot, Hoitirger, Run, ahackford, A'ood- 
D19D, Ci^rk— 26 

Noes— A'o. aoldtn— I. 

Tbe orcmance, as pa?£ed, is in the following: 
form : 

An ordinance author zin^ the construction of a 
Tunnel under tee Soufh Branch of the Chicago 
River 8t Wsshirg-toc ptreet, ind t n e issue and 
sale of bonds ri tbe cit* cf Chicago, to aid m 
oefrayiDg the expense iheteof. 
Be it ordained by the Common Council of the 
'My oj ''hi'.ayo : 

*ection 1. fbat the Board of Pub ic Works be. 
ano tney are rcebv autnor zed ano empower-d 
to coo-truct a tunnel under the South Branch of 
tbe Chicago River at W»s.hing(on s reet, accord- 
ing to the plats ana specificitiors be/etofore, or 
that may be rjer<-;at'ier adopted Ly toe Boatd of 
Public Works of said City. 

Sec 2 That tbe Mayor and Comptroller of said 
ciiy of Chicago be, and 'bey sre herehy author- 
ized to is?ue atd regotiste on r>eh3if of said 
city of Chicaeo one burdred bond? of one thou- 
sand dollars each, bearing seven per cen inter- 
est, sud interest to be p?\8bie semi-annually co 
tbe fhetdsys of January and Julvm each year, in 
tbe r c ty of New York, and and ^ond - tn be due and 
payable in thirty years from date ; Provided tbe 
sum of one hundred tbou-and do lars be brstcon- 
tri~ured ny other par'ies. 

Sec. 3, That the proceeds of the sale of said 
bonas be and the same are hereby appropriated 
•owsrd tbe payment of the cost and construction 
of said tunnel. 
Sec. 4. That the Comptroller of said city of 



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[1865. 



Chicasro be, and he is hereby, authorized and re- 
quired to rece ve, hy subscription or otherwise, 
any sum or sums cf money that may be offered to 
aio )n the construction of said tunnel* 

A'di Bolden called up the report of Committee 
on Harbor and Bridges on an ordinance fixing the 
dock lines between Monroe and Van Bur en 
streets. 

After a lengthened debate. Aid. Holden moved, 
that the ordinance be re-corn mi tted to the Board 
of PuMic Works, with instructions to draft a 
proper ordinance Axing- dock lines on both sides 
of the river, from the northern and southern 
)imits of the ci'y to the mouth of tbe harbor. 
Carried. 

A'd. Wicker called up the ordinance for re- 
praveriing Michigan avenue from Like street to 
Park P. see. 

Aid. Ta'cott moved to amend the ordinance by 
etnfcios' on* "re-gravelling*' and inserting "ma^ 
cadamizing." 

Aid. Knickerbocker moved to lay the motion 
on tbe lab e. Carried. 

The ordinance was then passed by ayes and 
noes a? fo lows : 

Ay (8— Aid. Knickerbocker, Shtmp, Carter, Bsr 
rett, Wicktr, McRoy, *>ilirarib, Sheridan, Wall 
work, Hatch, Moore. Frisbee, Woodard, Bixby, 
Russeli, Hunt'ey, Prouofoot, Ruh, Shacktord, 
Wnodm^n, Clark- 21. 

Noes—- Talcotr, Holden, Franzen, Hott'nger— 4. 

The C'erk read 'be fo lowing communication 
from Irs Honor, Ma?or R'ce> : 

Mayor's Office, Chicago, Ju'y 2?, 1865. 
To <he Common -Council of the Ciry or Ch cago : 

Gentlemen : The ordinance passed by you to 
restrain cat'le from running at ljive in certain 

S 5 rts of this oty renders a Pound and Pound 
taster receesary. The appointing of a Pound 
Master lies wito the Common Couucil. I would 
recomrxend 'he appointment of George Kuerr to 
discharge said duty, the Br) d well ecc osure hav- 
ing been selected as a Pouni for the preeenc. 
Respectfully suboiiited. 

J. B, Rice, Mayor. 
The appointment was ccnOrmed, 
The Clerk r^sd a communication announcing 
th t the appointment of Casper Geenng as a 
S ocial Constable for the 5th Ward bad been 
withdrawn, which on motion of Aid. Sh ckiord, 
was received and ordered to be placed cn file. 

Aid c Wick r moved that when tbe Counc 1 ad- 
journ it should be until Monday, July 31st, at 8 
p. m 

A'd. Kticker^ocker moved to lay the mo ion on 
the table. Carried. 

Ale, Shackford moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. Lost, 

■MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS. 

Aid. Knickerbo ker introduced ihe following 
resolution : 

Whektsas, Tbe Ci'y Railway Companies of the 
ci y of Chicago are demanding and receiving com- 
pensation from our ci iZets for transporting 
trunks, parcels and the like upon the horse cars, 
therefore be u 

Hexol ed, That the Corprration Counsel is bare- 
ly mstruced to examine the City asd Hor : eRai - 
way «uh3rtr-is of this city and report at hi* earliest 
convenience whether the cars of said railway 
companies are, or are not, proper subjects to be 
licensed by the city under the ninth article of sec 
tion eight of ebaoer four of the revised charter 
of tbe city of Chicago, cr under any existing or- 
dinance of said city. 

Aid. Russell moved it* adoption Carried. 

Aid. Knickerbocker introduced the following 
resolution which was adopted; 



Whereas, Randolph and State street bridges 
have recently been built at great expense to the 
city, and are being maieriai y injured through 
lack of beng painted, therefore be it 

Eeioloed, Thar the Board of Public Work" are 
hereby requested aod directed to cause said Ran- 
dolph and State street bridges to oe painted im- 
mediately 

Aid. Carter introduced the following : 

Ordered, That the Committee on Fire and 
Water inquire into the expediency of extending 
tbe present fire limits in the South Division of 
the city »o Van Buren stieet. 

Tbe order was passed. 

Aid* woodman offered the following resolutions 

devolved, That toe Corporation Counsel be and 
is hereby instructed to report to this Council, at 
its n>xt regular meeting, what aciion by this 
body is nect-gsarv to secare tbe proper designa- 
tion of the streets of siid cry by posting the 
names oo the corners hereof 

Aid. Woodman moved the adoption of the reso- 
lut on. 

Carried. 

Aid. Woodard introduced the follcwing reso- 
lution, and moved its adoption, 

B*$olV'd) i hat the Compiroller be and hereby 
is instructed to report *o this Council at its next 
regu'ar meeting the amount, if any, paid during 
tbe pre^nt year, by the city tor wine or any in- 
toxicmng bricks furnished for the erterrainment 
of guests of sai i city, together with tbe items of 
said £.mcont, aod the names of tte persons to 
whom it was pa'd. 

The resolution was adopted. 

Aid. Taicot" introduced the following, and 
moved its adoption: 

Resolved, Toat the Commif'ee on Streets and 
Alleys, of the respective Division? of tne city, be 
instractod iO exutoine he railroad bridges over 
the var'ous rai roads, and report if they cannot 
be so supported ro as to allow teams to drive 
faster than a w^lk over the same. 

The resolution was adopted. 

The petition of Pbeips, Webster & Co., for re- 
mission of taxes, aod 

Pe'ition of Houghton Bros. & Benton, to lay 
dr;wn * railroad across Sebor etrett to their lum- 
ber varn, were ordered to be 

Reftrrea to their appropriate committees by 
the Clerk. 

A d, Clark called up a resolution, offered by Mm 
at a previous meeting, in xeiaiion 'to tbe closing 
of saloons on the Sabbath day, and moved its 
adoption. 

Aid. Shimp moved to lay the mo*ion on the 

table. 

Aid. Clark demanded the ayes and noe?, which 
reeul'ed as folows : 

Ayes— AM Knickerbocker, Shimp, Barrett, 
McRoy, Waliwork, HatcD, Fr c bee, Huntley, 
Franzen, Ruh, Hott nger, Shackford— 12. 

Noes— Aid. Carter, wicker, Wilmar b, Sheridan, 
Moore, Woodard, Talcott, Holden, Bixoy, Rus- 
sell. Prounfool, O'ark— 12. 

There being a tie the Mayor voted in the affirm- 
ative . 

Aid. Sh mp moved to adjourn. Aid. Wrker 
demanded ttie ayes and noes ; and the c otion pre- 
vailed by the fol owmg vote : 

^.V's—Ald. Knickerbocker, Shimp, MrRoy, 
Waliwork, Haicb, Moore, Fnsbe«, Ru/sell, Hunt- 
ley, Proudfoot, Hot iuger, Ruh, Shackford — 13. 

Noes —Carter, Barrett, Wicker, W:lmar h, Sher- 
idan, Woodaid, Taicott, Holden, Bixoy, Ffemzen, 
Clark-11; 

And the Council stood adjourned. 

A. H. BODMAN, City Clerk. 



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Chicago, Aug.. 7tli s 1865, 



OFFICIAL REPORT. 



Present— His Honor the Mayor, and A" 1 derm en 
Kntcker Docker, Shimp, Carter, Barrett, Wicker, 
McRoy, Wnmarth, Sheridan, Kann, Wailwork, 
Hatcn, Sherwm, Moore, Rafferty, Frisbee, Wrod- 
ard, Ta*cott, Holden, Bixoy, Russell, Huntley, 
Franzen, Proud foot, Rottinger, Run, Lawson, 
Sbacliford, Clark. 

Absent— Aldermen Gage, Bond, Gagtfleld, 
Woodman. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Knickerbocker moved that the minutes of 
the Regu sr Meeting of July 24th, snd the Ad- 
journed Regular meeting of July 27t&, be ap- 
proved, without reading. Carried. 

APPOINTMENT. 

His Honor the Mayor announced the following 
as the Uommitree of Airangementi tor the pro- 
posed Ea^teru Excursion: 

A'dera en Shimp, Wilmsrth and Knickerbocker, 

The appointments were confirmed. 

PETITIO NS AND COMMUNICATIONS. 

The Clerk read the petition of H T. D.ckey and 
others, asking lor an allowance of interest at the 
rate of 6 per cent per annum on the excess of as- 
sessment for improving West Lake street, until 
the same be reloaded. 

Referred to the Committee on Local Assess- 
ments. 

Petition of John Carothers lor free license, to 
exhibit s.eoroscopic views, was 

Referred to Commutee en Licenses. 

Petition of owners 01 real estate on Monroe 
street, between Market street and Wells street to 
have so much of ordinance for filling and raising 
sidewalk on Monroe Street, as related td Monroe 
street, between Market and Wells street, was 

Referred to Commutee on Streets and Alley?, 
South Division. 

The Clerk read the following comic unicatlon 
from the Common Council of the City of Toronto, 
O. W., which on motion of Aid. McKoy was or- 
dered to oe 

Spread on the Records. 

CITY CLERK'S OEPiCEo 

Toronto, April 19, 1865. 

Sir— At a meeting of the City Council of To- 
ronto, tne following resolution was adopted : 

Moved by Alderman J. J. Vance, seconded by 
Coucscilmaia Boxail— 

resolved, " That this CouncO on behalf of the 
Citizsna of Toronto, c-eplote the impious act that 
has convulsed society m the death, oy violence, 
oi Abraham Lincoln, late Pr eaident of tho United 



Spates of America. Esteeming the sitne a nation- 
al calami y, they mournfully sympathize with his 
countrymen, and recognizing in them a great, co- 
operating, christian power, feei deeply sensible 
of the melancholy gloom it must create. And 
further, mat in honor of the dead, the business of 
the city be suspended for two hours from noon on 
Wednesday." 

A copy of which has been officially transmitted 
to Sir Frederick Bruce, British Embassy at Wash- 
ington, for presentation to the Government of the 
United States. Your obedient servant, 

John Carr, Clerk. 

REPORTED REMARKS— INTRODUCING THE FORE- 
GOING RESOLUTION, 

Aid. Vance said : Mr. Mayor, I find that thia 
resolution is objected to by one member, and for 
the purpose of allaying, if possible, his objec- 
tion, I will add some observations to a motion 
that should pass wi hout a word It may, by that 
gentleman, be considered an extraordinary mo- 
tion, but this is an extraordinary occasion. A. 
melancholy death has occurred amongst u". Wo 
are but a part of the one great universe, and he to 
whom it rbters was of that order of mortals that 
belong not to any country or nitionahty, but to 
the world. In our chape s, churches and cathe 
crais the theme is to be dealt wi'h. Bat here, 
sir, I consider in this the civic Council Chamber 
of the first city in Upper vanada, first m morals, 
arts and education, may we, the representatives 
of the cit;zens, claim the privilege for them of re- 
cording ihtir sympathy with the nation, and tne 
friends, not of ihe President alone, but of the 
man— the late Abraham Lincoln. On him M Trea- 
son has done ito worst.*' Civil strife and hostile 
hate must bend submissive to Heaven-born sym- 
pathy, and tte world's big heart responsive beats 
in melancholy, slow pulsations. One of earth's 
strange vise ssitudes swept by, and he who yes- 
terday stood 'midst the foremost of earth's pow- 
ers lives only as a spiritual influence amongst hi? 
kind. .Not " all saint, sage or sophist ever writ " 
could backward roll the pa9t of yesterday, or 
place that nation in its then condition. Of course 
I ao not here intend a eulogy on his character, or 
aught but passing reference to his iabor-iraught 
career. There are those who do not sympathize 
with all his acs, but even they must mourn the 
loss of one of their own countrymen, go high 
above his fellows. So great m council, so capa- 
cIogs in mind, so tenacious of the right, so be- 
nevOient of purpose, and so singularly fitted for the 
exists of events. One tct alone of his, the libera- 
tion of a race, endear? him to humanity, and hu- 
manity must mourn his prdmarure and violeut re- 
moval, There ar* tbose, the interested few, who 
question and dispute his policy in this. And some 



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nr i loii' il wh < DTttOb God*! vvor.i ngalrmt hl« I 

riybt. But oat noon inch Christianity I ah 

( nrii trr (loin, i y 'i lurgi; ni ij<>r"y, r> pu nuli! f r , « - 

fjnii ihtl tramp on the ir»uc in our Tijnw- ; 

ii, i , OfWOQld ifllOBlv li'H null I to 1 1 1 >• r i y iiml ; 
f'.iiii.cn (luiDtuity tiDprovm « t » « ■ BtntnctptttOfl 
flat Of tbC PlHtldei BDd lOOkl loudly lnrwn <1 to 
)in tuiei" y coi.mmmaiioc, . ^Ir, clio tbe m go 
cliii v Of 106 UOC llOO pMWlt t)M tO Bp< ciiln'r spoo 
l f H m-hiiUm to~tirdn oiirH<lv<H, Hum rr.l L 'li' ■>•; 
fottl <1 hi Hi Ii CMM fOT IDI n » r » n ry :r But, onr- 
de \ch iiHK't' ! I, ink ii* a gn at Obi hK-iii people 

to tbe effect opon tbe nstion that im rv'ed, — it« 
torn, dlemembi rod, sootier ad state —the hope late 

tiling Of 111 con triic ion - hit kind, tM n< vobnt 

dUpoittlon— vii wiiik mib bappy admixture of 

bi in Bci ? 1 1" • him) imi^ii r i ly tho divided fmniy ov<r 
win Ii h i-looo hh l/ithi r — it-ii pi rintr htn acts cf 
jn-'icu wiui that mercy whiea, ii earthly DOWdl 
coiilo reconcile the lend, hnd out of discard tunw 
a hatmrty, haco lair lor it? »cconjp!i?hmeit, 
look in/', I nay, to hie, the world wutt leel and 
BMUt deplore t&6 rat>b, tbe Impious act against 
bis life. No opc, Sir, can deny t-ie greatmss Bi a 
man; destluy pointed to bim. 

Thei« if a rMvlmty that shapes ourende, 
hough btw ttiem bo.y y^u will. 
And a natioio, that great nation, •• 8 ;xon-blood 
ed," nch In means, In intellect, io men, with 
heaven lent prescience for >he occ siou, sought 
him out ard c^ied him from his Western homo, 
albrit irom low portion! But no matter whit 
his origin, his natoe ranks now ainougs* tbe 
haloed galaxy of earth. History his written with 
a pen of light his re roe uoov. the nineteenth cen- 
tury, and muse tarn far back upon tbe scroll ere 
she can point a peer. Yes, sir, wiieu many shall 
have laded, irom that scioll, and sombre shadows 
of the past have draped the landed Immortality 
Oi others, America— happy, proua America— 
irom tonenes of millions yet to be, will solemnly 
artic.u.ate in praise the name cf Abraham Lincoln, 
Slavery, wherever it may fled a temporary lodg- 
ment, will uemole at ihe talismanic syllable-, 
and slaves end bondsmen che r their pouls with 
hope that hi? example may inspire some future 
ilb^rator of another land. A nation weeps, sir, 
and we all deplore the melancholy cause. Ohe 
of the world's few noblemen has pissed away, his 
labor not quite ended. But hie spirit walks 
amorg st his people now, and wi.l move down the 
at^es of hereafter anotter light in tiuir bright 
firmament to arrest the attention of the outside 
world. Following in his step-* his people must 
emcee d to what he would have led them, ana in 
the happier lu'ure they may 

" tell thy doom without a sigh, 

For thou art Freedom's now and n ame's ; 
U_e ol tbe few, the immortal names, 
That were not born to die." 

The Clerk pres°nted the official bond of Wil- 
liam P. Cometock, special constable, for the 
Board of Public Works, which, ou motion of 
Aid. Hodden, was ordered to be approved, 

Petition of George Dresser, for liee license to 
pfddle, was 

Referred to Committee cn Licenses. 

Pe ition of William Vocfee, Clerk of the Police 
r ourt, for an assistant, was, on motion of Aid. 
Talcott, 

Referred to Committee on Police. 

The Claxk presenrea the petition of Jno. Zen- 
der, for lree liqur license. 

Aid. Talcott moved that the petitioner have 
leave to withdraw his petition. Carried. 

Petition of Mr. McKnight, for free license to 
peddle, was , 

Referred to Committee on Licenses, 

Peiiticn of D. P, Burke, for fireman's diploma, 
was 

Referred to Committee on F?re acd Water. 

A communication was read from the Boaid of 
Police Commissioners, to whom had been refer- 
red tbe petition of Dean & Son, ae>kicg for per- 
mission to render isrd on Milwaukee avetue, 
rtcommenditig that the petition be not granted. 
Concurred m. 



P. titlor. of VVm. H. Went for payment of bal- 
ance dii - lor I iiulf I iki n lor opo lug Fuurtuenth 
mi i BOti 

Ki f rr. d t'i OOOIV tttOO OH Pin "'«• ' 

Aid. Wood r (I Off Kd "i<: follOWtDC re^oln- 

lion iu the form of b comQianlCBtion tj tbu Uonn« 
cr : 

li-rt,'. i<!, y 'l'l,i>i V) ('omrnlitf' on »Ur"»or and 
it' » ii , - i. n i i t tH reby in^triic'ed to txarnin i 

tlx bndffei « n p ik, i w lftb ind Old itreete aTid 
i t, k !'o . \ ,( uc, and report at tho next regolBf 
me uubt of the Common Oow&otl iniavorof cuch 

iictior, in rnmiori r.o r-aid bridgCB Jif u proper toi <:- 
h 'tit od dui; rcyaro t > tin; pu )llc lu^rcHtn on 
raid h n <;t <iv require. 
Aid. Woodard moved the ipissa^e cf the ie»o- 

Intton, 

A d lluntli v rnovi' i to tmiwl by referring it to 
tbe It'.ard ol Public. Work-. 

Aid Raffi ny moved to lay the amendment on 
(he tab e. 

Aid Huntley demanded the eye? and noc«, 
Tue moUor. ol Aid. RaffefftJ was lost by the 
fo'lnwtig vote: 

. Aye8—W<). Sberidar, Kann, Wallwork, Hatch, 
Sherwln, M>ore, Rafl'-jrty, Frisbee, Woodard, 
Talcott, Russell— 11 

Voeu— Ala. Kn cterbocker, Hhimn, Carter, Bir- 
rett, Wicker. IfcBOT, Wilmarth, Uo'dcn, Bixby, 
fluotley, Franzeu, Proudfoot, ilottinger, iiuh, 
Li*eon, Rhackiord, CUrk— 17. 

T^he amendment of Aid Huntley to refer to the 
Brard of Pablic Works was then adop ed. 

Petition of Trustees of First Baptist Church, 
askme that tbe Council c>ncr.l a tax sale of church 
pn.perty, bv law exempt from taxation, was 

Referred to Committee on Finance, 

A commurjicit on was received from the Board 
of Police Com d1 eioners, covering an ordinance 
for the construction of an engine house on Micni- 
gm street 

The; ordinarce wsb passed oy ayeB and noes, aa 
follows: 

Ayes— Ald.Koi.ckerbocker,Shimp,C<irter.,Barrett, 
Wicker, McRov, Wilmanb, Shendan, Kann, Wall- 
work, Hat/*h. Sherwm, Moore, Raffr;xty. Frisbee, 
Woodyrd, Talcott, Hol^en, Bixbv, Ra?seil. Hunt- 
ley, Franz n, Prounfoot, Hott nger,Ruh, Lawson, 
Shackfor?, Clark— 28. 
Noes— None. 

Tbe following: is tbe ordinance as paesed: 

Be it Ordained by th* Common Council of th: 
City of Chicago, That the Board of Police b<s and 
they vt^ hereby authorized and empowered to let 
ihe contract for building the " At aotic Ecgine 
Hou?e," situated on M'cuteau street, to the fol- 
lowing named parties, they being the lowest bid- 
ders for tbe same, viz: 

R. Bishop, msson work, $3,200.00. 

Joseph Magee, carpenter work, ?3 241.00. 

The same 'o he builr, under the superintendence 
of the Board of Public Works. 

A remonstrance W9S presented from sundry citi- 
zens against the open eg of White street, which 
was, on motion of Aid Shackford, 

Relt-rred lo Committee on Locil Assessments. 

Petition of Henry Mehrmg, for compensition 
for injuries inflicted upon his person and for 
damage to his establishment, by returning sol- 
diers, was 

Referred to the Board of Police Cotamlss ! oners. 

Aid. Shimp peesenjted a communication in rela- 
tion to the sjme subject matter, and a resolution 
authorizing the appointment of a special commit- 
tee ot three, together with the i-ouns-1 to the 
Corporation, to examine into the ficts of the ca=e 
atd 'eportto the Council the result of their in- 
Vtstigations, Which was also 

Re'erred to the Board of Police Commissioners. 

Aid Shimp presented a comunication covering 
the to'ilowtng rpso.u'ion : 

Resolved, That the Ma?or use his itflueEce 
with the Police Commis:iocers and tbe Board of 
Pub ic Works to secure suitable employment for 
our soldiers, and urge xhem to give these men 
who fought our battles the preference over those 
who remained at home. 



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The resolution was, on motion of AlcL Sbimp, 
Adopted. • 

REPOKTS OF OFFICERS. 

Toe Counsel to tbe CofporaUou to whom was 
referred lor his written, opinion thereon, a reso- 
lution adopted at the last regular meetiog of the 
Council requiring h\vo to examine into tDe power 
ot tne Common Council to license the Cars of tibe 
Horse Kaiiw^y Companies to carry baggage and 
packages, and charge therefor, presented the fol- 
lowing report, which on motion of Aid. "Raffer ty, 
was accepted, ordered to be fiied and published : 
Office of Counsel of the Corporation, { 
Chicago, August 2, 1865. f 

To the Common Council : 

Avourlast regular meet'ng, a ref>o ut'on was 
aaopied instructing the under signed to " examine 
the City and Horse Railway Charters of this city, 
and rtpott, whether the cars of said Railway 
Companies &re\ or not, proper subjects to be 
licensed by thy cfy u^der me ninth article of 
section eiybt of chapter ("our o e 1 be revised char- 
ter ot tbe city of Chicago, or under existing or- 
dinances of said citv,," 

I have, in oursuance of said resolution, m^de 
the exaujinatto© with toe faliow»ng resuH: I find 
nothing in tbe charters of lb* several Horse ^ >il- 
way C mpantes on tbe sutd/ct— that, as many 
other provisions, reiatiog to said Companies, was 
left to the Council to fix. 

In the ordinance parsed by the Council, Aug. 
16, 1858, entitled "An Ordinance authorizing 
the construction and operation of certain 
Horse Railways in the street* of the ci^y 
of Chicago, 1 ' confirmed and ratified by 
an act of the Legislature nassed in 1859, incorpo- 
rating said compan ec, it's provided, am^rg other 
things, that '"said traces and railways shall be 
used to transport passengers and their oroinary 
"hagtage." This ordinance relates wholly i o tbe 
Soutm and West Horse Railway cowpan es. A 
eimilar provision, however, is ccntamea in the 
ordnance conferring certain nights, privileges 
etc., on the North Side Rai way Co, 

The on^y provision in reference to rates 'o be 
'H&rged by the companies is confined to paesen- 
t'TB — bev are allowed to charge not exceeding 
Ave cents fare for each passenger carrka any dis- 
tance within th* city limits. There is no power 
given in tbe acts of incorporation, or in any of 
the m^ny ordinances I have found, in relation 
to these companies, that airrjunlze-* them to 
charge for 1,1 ordinary b^ggaee," and that is a] I 
they are allowed to transport by the sa d several 
ordinances Whether " trunks, parcels and the 
like," are mended in tbe pbras«, " ordinary bag- 
gage," m he case of Hoxee Railways, I am not 
caded upon or prepared to de- 
termioate If they are, I thiak, the 
corrpantes canitot charge for their carnage, it, 
to my mind, being th« indention of tbe ordinance, 
that the fare of the nassenger should cover bJs 
ordinary baggage. If ihe phrase "ordinary bag- 
gage" does not euibra'-e "truiks, packages," &c, 
then I am of the op nion that the Council cannot 
licrnse them to do that which tbey are not, by 
their charters &nd the ordinances relating to 
rhem, (and which are, io some ex, ant, m the na- 
ture of charters,) permittee to do. 

My conclusions, therelore, are, that the Eail- 
way Companies are only authorized to frasspart 
on their cars "passengers and their ordinary Dag- 
gage," and can only charge therefor five cen s — 
the lare of the pa?senger. For this a license can 
not be requirea„ If ihey transport atfy.hing e!:e, 
it is contrary io Iheir charter and the ordinances 
of tbe city, and is illega', and the council has no 
right to license them, or any other oerspn orper- 
soes, to do th r at which the law prohibits. All of 
which is respectfully submitted. 

S, A. Irvin, 
Counsel to the Corporation, 

A report w s received from the Course! to the 
Corporatjon in rep'y to a re«olu ion passed by thg 
Council at its last regular meeting, instructing 
him to report "what action by this DCdy is neces- 



sary to secure the designa'ion of the streets of 
said city by posting the names on the corners 
thereof," Which was, Con motion of Alderman 

Hoidf-n, 

Accessed and ordered to ^e fi'ed. 

Aid. Woodard moved that the Counsel to 1 he 
Corporation be instructed to nrepare a proper 
ordinance m relation to the subject. 

Carried. 

A report was received from the Counsel to the 
Corporation, concerning the legal rghtg of the 
city and thy Corporation newepiper, whicu was 

Accep ed and ordered to b« placed on file. 

A report from the Comptroller covering the 
amount psid for wine and whisky furnished the 
guests of the city since January 1st, 18(55, was read 
vy the C erk. 

Aid Knickerbocker moved that the report be 
laid over and oroered to be pubbsh d. 

Aid, Wicker moved to lay the motion cf Aid. 
Knif ker^ocker on the table. 

Aid. Knickerbocker demanded the ayes and 
noes, 

Ihe motion prevailed, by 'he following vote : 
J.y<?s--A!d. Carter, Barrett, Wicker, Wilmarth, 
Hheridan, WaUwork, Moore, Frisbee, Talcott, 
Holden, Russell, Huntley, Fratzeo, Prouotoot, 
Hottinger, Rub. Lawaon, S^ackforo, C'ark— 19. 

Notts— Aid. Knickerbocker, Shimp, WcRoy, 
Kann, Hatch, Sherwm, Raff rty, Woodard, Blxby 
—9, 

Aid. Prundfoot moved that the report be ac- 
cepted atd ordered to be p^ced on fite. Carri-d„ 

The Board of PuMic Works presented reports 
and oromauces for the following named improve- 
ments in the South Division: 

For siiewalk on west side of Cottage Grove 
avenue, f rom DougJas plice to Eganaveoue: 

For filling, grading and piackln^ Couth place 
from Franklin street to Market strest : 

For extend ng and widenicgUliman street from 
Thirty-first street ?o city limits; 

For widening Ha'sted street from Twenty sixth 
ptreett; city limits ; 

For widening alley run-in? north and south 
from Twelfth to Fourteenth streets, between Wa- 
bash avfmue and State street; 

For opening 13»h street between State street and 
the lanos of tbe Illmois Central Railroad Co : 

For re-macadamizmg We'ls elreet from Van 
Bnren P'reet to Taylor street ; 

For '•urhine' and re-paving South Water street 
from Waoash avenue to Michigan avenue (subse- 
quently reconsidered and passed); 

For extendoag Wallace street from Twenty- 
sixth to Thirty first treet; 

All of which were referred to Committee on 
Streets and Alleys, S, D. 

Also: 

Presented reports and ordinances for the follow- 
ing named imnrovements tn the We c t Division: 

tror sidewalk on west s'de of Noble street, from 
Ch'cago avenue to Indiana street, ; 

For sidewalk on north s'do of Division street, 
from No ! >le street to Milwaukee avenue; 

For sidewalk on west side of Nohle street, from 
Milwaukee avenue to Division street ; 

For planking . alley in blocks 2 and 23, S. S* ad- 
ditions ; 

For widening Reuben street from Madison to 
South W estem avenue ; 

For planking alley in block 8, Brainard & Ev- 
ans' addition; 

All of which were referred to the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys, W. D ; 

Also, 

Presented repoits acd ordinances for ihe follow 
ing namad improves ents w. the North Division : 

For planking a ley in blcck 14, Wolcoifs Addi- 
tion ; 

For graveUng N Clark street from North ave- 
nue to N. Wells straet; 

For ft 'ling, curbing, grading, and paving with 
wooden bin k p- vera eat, ^orth Wells street, from 
thro river to Klozte streei ; 

For piankmg alley in block 11, Wolcotfs Ad- 
dition ; 



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All Of Whlc.b W«re n fried to (.'omml'b c on 
BUCetl iii.d A IfJI , N. I). 

A if>, 

Bnbmltted :> " i>< r ' and ordu aoei foi tl I er< >c 

timi n! lump puhtn on Nurlli 1)« arhOTO hlrtct, be 

ts i en Oak itc< 01 and M j)'- , wbloh 1 
l.'rl. rr. d id Conn tltM OB Oti Ligbte, 

HKrolMH OF STANDING CUM .VI IT ,1'EKS. 
FINANCE 

Aid. Ilotdt n, of ( "iMtn.tr- c on Fm<'iic<\ to whom 
bad been rot* m <l ilic petit OB '»! Wcshli A Murruy 
fur r. ton 1 f D1OII0J |»*'«i f o r LtSjOOf \109\ n*', lUfi 

no it ted H rape r i eoommending tho rctun of 
s::7.r>u, upi hiiih.l' i.hu ufild&v.t required by On I 
nvnee 01 Jnm 86lb« 

Report .oiMiHf. ii it, by »y» b and noee dh fol- 
] owp : 

Ayes Aid. KnlekernoejEer, Bhlmp, Carter, 
Biuret*. Wicker, KcRoy, Wilmartb, Sheridan, 
Earn wullworir. H*tcb, Bberwtn. Moore, Rar- 

l<U8h«'!l. llnnthy, Fkmi/. D. Prcndfnot* Hottir.ger, 
Rob, LftWton, BAseklord, Clark— 5J8. 
ffott—JXonv, 

A'po, 

Of ihe psoic comtnltt.ee to whom bad been referr- 
ed tb» pett'loni of Phe'pe, Wi teeter & » o , ro< 
A J. llayward for otni«si< n of tjxep, it ported - 
commtnoing tb<? reference of ibe claims to the 
Comptroller, with power to act. Concurred. In. 
Also, 

Of the same co3x.mitt.ee ► ubwttted the following 
preamble and reeoiu'ions, recommending their 
passage : 

Whereas, The Board of Public Works in esti- 
mating lor 'he co^-tof inproving Wabash avenue 
nave exceeded In euch e timrte tre sihtomte cost, 
SM is shown oy ifee offer of «*tew9rt & Co. to do 
Mich work, and whereas it is not the de^gn of 
the saio Board of PuM'C Works or tbis Ccu'.oil 
to call uu r< the owntrs of property henefiu d by 
so'd improvement for mure than the said wurk 
will cost ; It i« therefore; 

Eesolvtd, That tne Boar^of Public Works be, 
surf th« y are hereby ins t meter!, to refund imme- 
diately thirty-five (85) per cent of the atsefincit 
male far the improvement of Wabtieh avenue. 

The report Was concurred in, and tne preamble 
and xe om'ion adopted by?;yts and noes, as fol- 
lows : 

Aye* — Aid. KrickeTb'scker, Shimp, Carter.. Bar- 
rett, Wicker, McRoy, Wi matlb, Sheridan. Kaun, 
Waiiwork, Hytch, SberwiB, Miote, Rsfferty^Fris- 
bee, Wooderd, Talc tr, Hold, n, B-.xby. Rus^l 1 , 
Huntley, Franzes?, Prcndfoot, Hotnnger, Rah, 
L-Wfron, Sbackford and Clark— 28. 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

Of tbe same committee, submitted the following 
ivport : 

To the Honorable, the Major and Common Coun- 
cil of the city of Chicago, in council assembled: 
Your Committee on Finance having learned 
from the Comptroller the condition of the treas- 
ury, and. the necessity oi selling bonds for tbe jm- 
mediate wants of hie department, do recomroe nd 
tha the Comptroller he instructed to at ot>ce pro- 
ceed to JNew York snd Boston, and negotiate for 
the sale of hones, or for the loan of money on 
bonds, as collaterals fcr enchsnm a? in h's opinion 
may be required for the dighnrsements of bis office 
Charles C. P, Holden, 

CHAS (i. WlCKEa, 

Committee oa Finance. 

Tbe report was concurred in by ayes and noes 
as follows : 

Aye*— A'd. Knicker^ckpr, Shlrtp, Carter, Bar- 
rett, Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, Srjeridat!, K>nn, 
Waiiwork, Hatch, Sherwin, Moore, R?ffetty, 
Frisbee^ Holden, Bixby, Franzen, Prondroor, 
HoMmeer, Rah, Lswscn end Shackford— 23. 

Noes— Aid. Wooaaid, Talcott, Russell, Huntley 
aco Clark— 5. 

EAIIiROADS. 

Aid. Ta cott of Committee on Railroads fnb- 
mitt ed a draft of an oiciLance au.'.eii((ing &n oidi 



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B BSCC entit'« d "An ordinance to promote tbe con- 
atlDOtlOn <d llo'h"' R»«llwiiyH t,i> the i'liblic 

fa ro," passed .i am IS'b, iHf-r>. 

Aid Bli Io.y DOOTed thii it bo laid over and 
ordered published. Oarried. 

Tin- ibllowing la the ordinance labnaftted by 

Ibe commit 1 ei 

Ab > Mlxai ci i • imend an oidlnance entitled **An 
Ordlo mc< u< promote tbe coDitnii t-o» oi Qorae 
RaUwayi to tho Public Fairr,' 1 piased Jane 
»2»h, i H(!S : 

n U ordained by ih$ Ootrunon notmcii <>/ the (JWjf 

«j Ohloaga « 

Skc 1 'I liM 'li- i; iivr el mi. .' (,f vi ciini two of 

psid ordinance b< md ihe Kin h in i>ereby amend- 
ed co as to read as followe: Provided* that h |j 
iec< Ion i-bui ; c m: to b ■ of ?i/iy force andrffecl 
from and after tb< I0tb day <*' B \>u n\n r, a i>. 
iHiw ; and provided rartber, tbatif isld BtiK; Fur 

Sbttd } e po-lpi i < «», it-»-.tthiH nee. to n ehall routlu 
ID torce lor h< until 'hree < oyn utter tbe Close Oi 
I Bid :»ir In iLc n ur A. 1). 1HJ5. 

# JUDICIARY. 

A'd., Kolckeibocn of Oomnrtttee on Judic'u- 
ry, to whom hao f< < n refeired 'bepetitioE 01 Cy- 
ruHKeel'-r for r< mifeion Ol ■ JndgGOCDtona dO- 
faulie<l ba'l bond, obtained in the Recorrter'a 
Ccnrt, repotted in faror of t'ra"tirjg the prayer <>t 
the petitioner, upon tee payment oi accrued co''s. 

Report concurred in by H>es and noes, as fol- 
lows : 

Ayt.e— Aid. Kiiirkerbockey, iSbimp, Carter, B<jr- 
TPt.t, dicker, iMcRoy, W.imr.r'h, Bberldao, Kann, 
W^UwctS, Uatch, hh^rwin. Moiir*-. RafiV.r ty, Hria- 
r»ee, Wcod^rd, Iftoldeti. Bix^y, Raasell, flontley, 
Frjt.zen, Proudf"-<j*, Ho i nger, Ruh, Laweon, 
Sb ekferd, Clark— 27. 

Nuets— Aid. Talcott— 1. 

MCENSE8. 

Aid. Wicker, of Comoilttee on L»c rses, to 
wbooi bad been reterre.d the D-^tition of Mrs. 
Lcnp. asking that a suit commenced against 
forviolauob of the ordinance in relation to the 
vending of spirituous liqnors be diSTiipfed, re- 
ported aev» r.-e to u rat. ting ihe prayer of the reti- 
tioner Report ateepred and conenrrtd in. 
Also, 

Of tbe aame Commit, ee, to whom, with the 
Mayor, h&d been referred, with power to act, the 
petitions of Wm. Leopold, Tf otn -B Jamerou. Den- 
n 8 Moran Wm. Mean.orews, M»itin McCue, A. 
Re y roan, James Duff}, and John Bullse, for fre > 
license to pedcle, reported that they had ^rat.ttd 
free licenpea to the above naned, as prayed for. 

Report scceptea and concurred in. 

Aiso, 

Of ihe same committee, to whoiri bad been re- 
ferrtd the petitions ol Richard Coglan and Wm 
T.Coles to? tree liCnise to pedd'e, reported id 
favor of grantee tte prayer of the petitioners. 
Rtport ace- pted and concurred in. 

Also, 

Of the same com mitt e, to »hotu b?a been re- 
lem d th^i petition of the Chicago Driving Park 
AssociatioD for a license for exhibition horses 
and other animals, reported in fa^nr of isfnmsr a 
license as prayed for, upon payment into the City 
Tie?snr> of the sum of $10<i- 

Ald. McRoy moved to amend by making the 
pric^ to be p Hid. $500. 

Aid. Holoen moved to lay the amendment on 
tha table. 

Aid. M^Roy dem nded ihe ayf s and noes. 

The motion was lost by toe following vote: 

Ayts— Aid. Barrett, Wvmanb, Suerioan, Wali- 
werk., Hatch. Sherwi?", Frisb(-e, Wooderd, Hol- 
der?. Bix -«y, Russell Ruh, Shack?ord — 13 

Noes— Kiickerhocker, Shit'p. Carter, Wicker, 
McRoy, Kaun, Moore Bafferty,T9lcott, Duutl^y, 
Franzen, Prouafoot, Hottnger, Lawson, Ciark — 
15. 

A'd. Holden moved that ihe report be laid over 
and orderea cnblisbed. 

The Chair decided not to enterta n tbe triotton, 
and ra ta the tsmendment of Aid. McRoy m 
oiLti-r. 

Aid. Hoi ; en appsaled iroia ihe decision of the 



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Chsir and demanded the ayes and noes on the 
appeal. 

The Char was sustained by the following vote : 
dues— Aid. Knickerbocker, Stump, Gaiter, Bar 
rett, Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, Sberidan, Kann, 
Wallwork, Hatch. Moore, Rafferty, Frisbee, 
Woodard, Talco't, Huntley, Franzes, Proud- 
foot, Ho; linger, Run, Lawson— 22. 

Noes— Aid Sherwm, Hoiden, Bixby, Russell, 
Clark-5, 

Tbe question beim* then taken on the amend- 
ment of Aid. McRoy to fix the price of license at 
$500 00, it prevailed by the following vote : 

A.yes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Shimp, Garter, Mc- 
Roy, Wiiwarth, Sberidan, Kann, Rafferty, Fris- 
bee, Woodard, Talcott, Holden, Bixby, Hunt- 
ley, Frarzen, Prondfoot, Hot ineer, Lawson, 
Sbacklord, Clark— 20. 

Noes— Aid. Barrett, Wicker, Wall work, Hatch, 
Sherwin, Moore, Russell, Ruh— 8 

The report as amended was then concurred in. 

eTRBETS AND ALLEYS, S. D. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, S. D,, 
reported in favor of tbe passage of an ordinance 
for a sidewatk on Soutb side of Sineteenth street, 
from La Salle street to Blarkwel) s'reet. 

Report concurred in and ordinance passed by 
ayes and noes, a? follows : 

Aye*— Aid. Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter. Bar- 
rett, Wicker, McRoy. Wiltoaith, Sheridan, Kann, 
Wallwork,, Hatch, Sherwin, Moore, Rafferty, 
Frisbee, Woodard, Talcoit, Holden, Bixby, 
Russell, Huntley, Franzen, Proudft ot, Hottin- 
ger., Ruh, Lawson, Shackford, Clark— 28. 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of the passaee of an ordi- 
nance for grading and plunking Benton Place, 
from State street to Wabash avenue* 

Report concurred in, ana ordinance passed, by 
ayes and noes, as follows: 

Ayes— Aid, Knickerbocker, Shimp, Career. Bar- 
rett, Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, Sheridan, Kaon, 
Wallwork, Hatch, Sherwin, Moor<\ Rafferty, 
Friebee, Woodard, Taicott, Holden, Bixby, Rus- 
sell, Huntley, Franzen, Proudfoot, Hottmger, 
Rub, Lawson, Shackford, Clark— 28. 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

Reported in frvor of the passage of an ordi- 
nance for planking Couch Place, from Clark street 
to Dearborn s reet. 

Report concurred in, and ordinance passed, by 
ay?s and noes- as follows : 

Aye*— Aid. Knickerbocker, Shimo, Carter, Bar- 
rett, Wicker, McRoy, Wilou.rth, Sh*rtf*an, Kann, 
Wallwork, Hatch, Sherwin. Woore, R>fferty, 
Frisbee, Woodard, Talcott, Hold en, Bixby, Rus- 
sell, Huntley, Franzen, Proudfoot,, Rub, Lawson, 
tobackford, Caik— 27. 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of the passage of an ©rdi 
nance tor private drains irof' certain lots connec- 
ting with public sewer in block 142, School Sec- 
tion Addition. 

Report concurred is, and ordinance passed, by 
ayes and noes, as foliows : 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker Sbimp, Carter, 
Barrett, Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, Sheridan, 
Kann, Wallwork, Hatch, Sberwm, Moore, Rsffer 
Ty, Frisbee, Woodard, Talcott, Holder, Bixby, 
Russet, Huntley, Franzen, Proudfoot, Ruh, Law 
son, Shackford, Clark— 

Noes— "None. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of he passage of an ordinance 
fnr oaving South Water street from Ciark street 
to Frarj^lin street, 

Report concurred in and ordinance passed by 
syes and ©OfS a« foPows : 

Ayes— Ald„ Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, Bar- 
rett, Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, Sherman, K-<bt?, 
Wallwork, Hatch, Sherwm, Moore, Riffer'y, Fris- 
bee, Woodard, Taicott, Holden, Bixby, Russell, 
Hunt'ey, Franzen. Proudfoot, Ruh, Lawson, . 
Shackford md. Clark— 27 

Noes— None. 



Also, 

Reported In favor of referring back to the Board 
of Public Works for correcion, tbe Report and 
Ordinance referred io the Comrmt'ee July 24th, 
for planking Couch Place from Market to Wells 

street. 

Report accepted and concurred in. 

Aleo, 

Reported in favor oi tbe passage of an ordinance 
for sdewaik on North Side of twentieth street from 
Michigan Avenue to alley West- 
Report concurred in and ordinance passed by 
ayes and noes as fol ows : 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter. Bar- 
rett, Wirker, McRoy, Wiicoartb, Sberidan, Kann, 
Wsli work, Hatch. Sherwin, Moore, Rafferty, Fris- 
bee, Woodard. Talcott, Holdeo, Bixby, Russell, 
Huntley, Frenzer, Proudfoot, Hottmger, Ruh, 
Lawson, Shackford and Clark— 28. 
Noes— None. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of the passage of an ordi- 
nance tor opening an alley through Blocks 23 and 
3", south of Twenty-third street, in w. X s © c - 27, 
39, 14 

Report concurred in. and ordinance passed by 
ayes and noes, as follows : 

Ayes— aid. Knickerbocker, Sbimp, Carter, Bar- 
rett, Wicker, M"Roy, Wilmarth, Sheridan, K^nn, 
Wabwork, Hatcto. Sherwm, Moore, Rafferty, Fris- 
bee, Woodard, Talcott, Holden, Bixby, Russell, 
Huntley, Franzen, Proudfoot, Hottinger, Rub, 
Lawson, Shackford, Clark— 28. 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of the passage of an ordinance 
for private drain? from certain lots connecting 
with public sewer in Wabash avenue. 

Report coocurred in, and ordinance passed by 
ayes and noes, as follows: 

Aye*— Aid. Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter. Bar- 
rett, Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, Sheridan, Kann, 
Wh 11 work, Hiitch, Sherwin, Moore, Rafferty, Fn's- 
hee, Woodard, Talcott, Holden, Bixby, Rus s ell, 
Huntley, Franzen, Proudfoot, Hottinger, Ruh, 
Lawson, Shackford, Clark— 28. • 

Noes— None. 

A d. Talcoit moved to reconsider tbe vote 
whereby tbe ordinance presented by the Board of 
Public Works, for curbing arsd repavirg South 
Water stree\ from Wabash avenue to Michigan 
avenue, was referred to the Committee on Streets 
and Alleys, S. D 

Tfc emotion prevailed, and the ordinance was, 
by unanimous consent, put upon its passage, with 
the folio wing result: 

Ayes— Aid Kni' kerbooker, Shimp, Carter. Bar- 
ret', Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, Sberidar-, Kann, 
Wallwork, Hatch, Sherwin, Moore, Rafferty, Fri5 
bee, Woodard, Talco 1 .*, Holden, Bix^y, Russell, 
Huntley, Frnnzen, Proudfoot, Hottinger, Ruh, 
Lawson, Shackford and Clark— 28. 

Noes— None. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, N. D. 

The Committee ox« Streets and A 1 leys, N. D., re- 
ported in favor of the passage ot m ordinance ior 
private drains from certain lots connecting with 
public sewer m Chicago avenue. 

Report concurred in, and ordinance passed by 
ayes and noes as nollows : 

Aye*— Aid.- Ku^ck* rbocker, Sbimp, Carter, Bar- 
rett, Wicker, MfRoy, Wilmarth, Sberidan, Kann, 
Wallwork, Ha'cb, Sfierw n, Moore. Rafferty, Frift- 
re?, Woodard, Ta cott, Holden, Bix^y, Russell, 
Huntley, Franzen, Proudfoot, Hottinger, Ruh, 
Lawson, Shackford and CJark— 28. 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of tbe passage of 9B ordinance 
for p'anking alkys in B ock 2i in Bailer, Wright, 
and Webster's Addit on. 

Report concurred in arid ordinance passed by 
ayes and cots, as follow? : 

Ayes— Aid Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, Bar- 
rett, WickT, McRoy, Wjlmarrb, Sberidan, Kann, 
Wallwoik, Hatch, Sherwin, fitf oore, Rafferty, Fris- 
bee, Woodard, Talcott, Hoiden, Bixby, Russell, 



Au k '. 7, J 



iiuntii y, Prat sen. Proudfoot, BotlLoger, Bub, 

I OS, 81 ' kford and < lurk— 28. 

Nors— None. 

AIho, 

Beported In ItYOT Of the DMMgO of an ordinance 
for private draioaffom certain lots connecunj 

Wltb mi Uo K m r H Mlchlfj KB Hir. « f. 

Beport COBCnrrf d lB.»l <l ordinandi puHHtd by 
ay 8 I iinl > oeij II follow* : 

.!'/'•'• A 1 ''. Km kerbocker, Pblmp, Otrt r, n.r 

ntt. Wicker. McBov, WJlmartb, SIm rl'inn, K .tin, 

Wallwork, 11 itcto Bbi rw ", Moore. Beffertj, Fric- 

t>< < , Wcod ird, Talenti, Ilolden. Mix t y, Ku'-mi !l, 

Buntley, Prenzen, Proodtoot, Bottinger, Hub, 
LnwHou, Shnckford and ('lark— 28. 
.\<;< N"iiu. 

AIho, 

Reported 1n favor of the put-nape of an ordi 
DtDCefor private drains from certain lots con 
DOCtlng with public sewer in Erie and Michigan 
t-trrrts. 

Ht port concurred In ond ordinance passed, by 

\ ! md noes »»s follows: 

AytK— Aid. Koteker Docker, Sbimp, Carter Bar- 
r< t , Wicker, M- Rov, Wllmartb, Sherid in. Kino, 
WfciMork, Batch, Sherwin, Moore, Rjffer y,Kns- 
i»> , Wcoduld, Talcott, Ho' den, B*xt>y, Ko^ell, 
Buntley, FranzeD. Proudfoot, Hottinger, Rob, 
Li" bud, Shack'ord, Clark— 28. 

Acts— None. 

Also, 

Reported id favor of prat'tiDfr the pe'ition of 
Err st P/ussirtr, to resnnrt that portion of ihe or 
ditanct passed Jane 12, 1865, wnich provided lor 
a six foot sidewalk on the wear side of Halsfcd 
B'reet, from Clay to Center etrcets. 

Rtport concurred m bya^e.s and noes as fol- 
io • ■ *> : 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Shircp, Carter, Bar- 
rett, W*CKer, McRoy, Wilmartb, Sturinan, Kann, 
Wallwork, Hatcb, Sherwin, Moore, Raffe/ty, Fris- 
bee, Woodard, Talcott, Holdtn, Bixby, RusFell, 
Hantley, Proud'oor, Hettinger, Rah, Lawson, 
Snacklord, Clark— 27. 

Noes—AA. Franzen— 1. 

• Also, 

Reported against tbe extension of White Ftreet 
west to Lanaoee streets. 

A'.d. Holden moved to lay over and publish. 
Carried. 

To rbe M^yor asd Aldermen of tbe City of Chi- 
cago, in Common Council assembled : 
Your Committee on Streets aid Alleys, N. D., 
to whom wis referred a comtjumcition from the 
Board of Public Works, recommending tbe ex 
tendon of ^est White street west to L-.rrabee- 
street, bavine bad tbe same under advisement, beg 
jeave io report tbat toey hive given the eubj-.ct 
their cartful consideration, and canrot ste any 
pubii" necessity, or convenience, tb at requires 
sai a extension at the pres nt itee. Tbey would 
also r* present tbatthe c tiz-ns ot this neiehbor- 
bood &re nearly unanimous in xhmr opposition to 
the measure ; thai tbey are generally of the poor- 
er class, on whom the necessary assessment at 
tbe present time would till heavily and severely 
distress. Tbey therefore recommend that tee 
extension of West White street he deferred until 
a future time. 

Saml Seackfobd, 
Robert Clark, 

Committee, 

STBEETS AND ALLEYS— W. D. 

The Commit ee on Streets and Alleys, W. D., 
reported in fivo* of ? he p*ss?ge of an ordinance 
tor vacating Irwin street, east of Arthur street, in 
Block 43, C. T. Sub., S, W s J of S*-c. 21, 39, 14. 

R?port concurred in atd ordinence passed, by 
syes ard noes as follows : 

Ayes— Aid, Knickerbocker, Sbimp, Ca;t.e'\ B3r 
rett. Wicker, McRoy, Wilmsrtb, Sheridan, K-ti.n. 
Waliwoik, Hatch. Sherwin, Moore. Rafferty,Fr<s- 
>ee, Woodard, Talcr ; t f , Holden, B xr»y, Rus-e'l, 
Huotley, Franzen, P-Cudfcor, Hettinger, Ruh, 
Lawson. sn^ckford, C aik— 28. 

JSots— None. 

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[18G5. 



Reported Is (erot of the pannage of an ordl- 
n .ricr lur a hh1< wnik ' n wci t hkI'- < t' y\d:i i-tre< t, 
fr i. ting lot! 1, 2, 8 toiA 1, in Jane Rattrjy'n Hub. 

H, r. H 

Itepnrt c nnirn-'l n md ordhiunci punned by 

ii oi end noee ai folio w j i 

Ayt»—h d. Knlck roocker, Bht^p, Otrter. Bar- 
rett, Wu kt r McBoy, Wiim >rtb, Bhertdao, K>nifj, 
WtllWOrk, HuU b, bin rwiij, Mo r<-, ltiifl'cri.>,Frin- 

beOf WooK'i'd, i -j com, Bolden, B'zby, Rumpoii, 
iiun'i y, Praneen, Proudfoot, Uottm^er, ltub, 

LiWHon, Sh^icklurd, Clirk— 28. 
Not* — Note. 

Al«o, 

Reported In f j .vor of the pa*mpe r-f an orrli- 
mnce for a pidewalk on both tides of Tyler street 
fro'M So be J to Ilnyr.e htrectn. 

Beport concurred in and ordinance paaeed by 
,iy< end Doet fi Hows : 

/\yen — AK. K')ick» r» ockct, Shlmp, Curler, B ir- 
rett, Wicker, McR'>y, WllfEhnb, Sheridan, Kann, 
Wan^ork, BatCD, Sherwin. Moore. R'fferiy, FriB- 
bee, Woonard, Talcott, llo den. Bixby, Ruh-i •!', 
Hont'ey, Kranzeu, P/our!fo(it, Bot linger, Rub, 
Lawson, Stucktord, Clark— 28. 

Nvts— None. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of the pissaee of an oroi- 
nance for the extension o r an illey in the N. \ of 
B. 9, Sompson & Urtene/e Acaiticn to Chicago. 

Cn motion of Aid. Holaeu tbe report was order- 
ed to oe 

Laid over and published. 
To tte Mayor ar.o A dermen of the City of Chi- 
c5^o, in Common Council assembled : 
Your Committee cn Streets and Alleys of the 
West Division, to wbom was referred an ordi- 
nance for tbe exten c ioo of an alley in the N. | of 
B'ock 9, Sampson and Green's Addition to Chi- 
cago, having ha'i the s>>me under advisement, beg 
leave to report that, in the opinion of your Com- 
mittee, the improvement is necet-sirs and ebould 
be made. Patkick Raffem*. 

Avery Moore. 
W Woodard. 
S. J Russell. 
John Wallwork. 
E. Bixby. 
Also, 

Reported in f,vor of tbe passage of an ordi- 
nance lor opening alley throngh block 36, S. S. 
Aad. 

Report concurred in and ordinance passed by 
ayes and noee as follows : 

Ayes— Aid- Knickerbocker, Sbimp, Carter, 
Bir/.etT, Wicker, McRoy, Wilmartn, Sheridan, 
Kynn, Wallwork, Hatca, Sherwin, Moore, Raf- 
lerty, Frisbee, Woodard, Talcott, Bolder-, Bixby, 
Ru-sell. Huntley, Franzen, Proudfoot Hottinger, 
Ruh, Lawson, SUuckfoid, Clat£— 28, 

Not»— None. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of thepassape of an ordinancs 
fnr sidewalk on »: ast ?ide of Peoria street, from 
VaoBuren street to Harrison street 

Report concurred in ana oromance p3gsed by 
ay«s ar d noes as follows. 

Ayes— Aid- Knickerbocker, Shimp. Carter, 
Barrett, Wick-r, McRoy, Wilma;tu, Sberid^n, 
Kann, Wal work, Hatca, Sherwin, Moore, Rif- 
iertv, Frisbee, Woodard, Talcott, Holden, Bixby, 
Basse 1, Huctiey, Franzen, Proud'ooi, Hottmger, 
Rub, La*°oc, Snackford, Clark— 23> 

Noes— None. 

LOCAL ASSESSMENTS. 

Aid. Sherwin, of Committee on Local Assess- 
ments, presented a communication irom the Coun- 
sel t<- the Corporation, in relation to me petition 
of Thomas Armstrong, which was, cn motion of 
Aid. s alcott, ordered to be 

Placed on tile. 

MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS. 

Aid. Claik offered the fo'lowag resolution, and 
moved its adoption : 

Bezolved, That in view of the great number of 
improvements now in piogietsand projected in 



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[1865 



this city, calling for legislation by the Council, 
Be it ordered^ that the City Clerk furnieh to each 
of the Aldermen a comprehensive and reliable 
map of tne city. 

Aid, Shimp moved to lay the resolution of Aid. 
Clark npon the taMe, end demanded the aves and 
noes thereon. The motion was lost by the fol- 
lowirg vo'e : 

Ay+8— Aid. Knickerbocker, Shimp, Barrett, 
Wicker, Sher^in, Woodard, Holden, Blxby— 8. 

Noes— Aid. Carter, McRoy, Wilmarth, Sheridan, 
K«nn, Wall work, Hatch, Moore, Talcctt, Russell, 
Huntley, Franzen, Proudf^ot, Hottlnger, Rub, 
Lawson, Shackford, Clark — 18. 

Aid. Fri=bee and Rafferty were excused by the 
cb^ir, and retired. • 

The resolution of A 7 d. Clark was then adopted 
by the following vote : 

Ayes— Aid. Carter, McRoy, Wilmarth, Sheridan, 
Ksiifl, Waliwork, Hatch, Moere, Russell, Fran 
zen, Prnuofcot, Hottinger, Ruh, Shackford, 
Clark— 15. 

Noes— Aid. Knickerborker, Shimp, Barrett, 



Wicker, Sherwin. Woodarfl, Talcott, Holden, 
Bixhy, Huntley, Lawson— 11. 

Aid. Knickerbocker offered the following reso- 
lution, which was adopted : 

Resolved^ That the Committee on Railroads be 
instructed to inquire whether the Chicago City 
Railway Company is making any movement to 
ex'end its tiack down State street to the Fair 
Grounds, and, if not, whether it intends to charge 
ten cents fare over ine old track and down Indi- 
ana Avenue, and, if so, the said coenmittee be in- 
structed to inquire into and report to this Coun- 
cil at its next reguar meeting, the expediency of 
repealing the ten cent clause in the ordinance re- 
cently passed by this Counncil upon that subject, 
until said track shall be completed down State 
street to the Fair Grounds. 

Aid. Sbitop moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ to meet again on Monday nieht next, at 8 
oViock, to take up unfinished business. Carried. 

And the Council adjourned, 

A. H= BODYLAN, City Clerk. 



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Common ctouuriL 



ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING. 



Chicago, Aiag. 14rtli, 1865. 



OFFICIAL REPORT. 



Present— His Honor Mayor Rice, and Aldermen 
Knickerbocker, Sbimp, Carter, Bsrrett, Wicker, 
M< Roy, Sheridan, Kann, Wallwork, Hat' h, Sber- 
win, Moore, Rufferty, Wocdarc), T»lcott Holden, 
Bixby, Russell, Huntley, G^stfieid, Proudfcot, 
Hottnper, Rah, Lawson, Sbacklord, Woodman 
and Clark. 

Absent— Aldermen Gage, Willmarth, Frisbee, 
Bona aniFrarzen. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

A d. Sberdan ca led up in? report of Commit 
tee on Finance in reatJon to the Scanlan or HaVy 
Slough, laio over end ordered published J u'y 24th 
1865; and offered a substitute tor the ordinance 
as suomitted bv tbe Board of Public Works 

The seme Alderman, m conn ct on with the 
above, a' so offered en oroirance designa ( iTg said 
slonsh by the name of Ha.ey's Brancn ot the Cni- 
cago Rinr. 

Aid. Holden moved tta f the who'e matter be re- 
ferred to the Boa-d of Pub ic Works, with in- 
structions to report, at the next re?u»ar meeting 
of the Counci', an ord nance in accordance witn 
the requirements if the cage. 

Carried. 

Aid. TalcoU moved that in order to facilitate 
business, the Clerk ce ins ructed to present tbe 
several documents m lis possession as unfinished 
business se? iatim . 

Tte motion prevailed. 

An oidm%nce lor vacating certain a' leys in 
Block 90, School Section Addition, recommended 
by the Board of Public works and favorably re- 
ported on by the committees was first presented. 

Aid. Barrett moved the passage ot the ordi- 
nance. 

Tbe mo'ion prevailed by the following vote : 
Ay*s.— Aid. Kn ckerbocker, Shimp,Csrter, Bar- 
rett, Wicker, McRoy, Sheridan, Kann, Wall work, 
Hatch, Sberwin, Moore, Woodard. Talcou, B x- 
by, Russell, Huntley, Gastfle'd, Proudfoot, Het- 
tinger, Rub, Lawson, Shackforo, Clark— 24. 
No'.t— Holden— 1. 

The Clerk presented a report of Comm'ttee 
on Harbor ard Bridges in relat on to tbe vacat on 
of Adams street, etc , laid over and published 
June 5tb, If 65. 

Aid. McRoy moved that it be placed on file. 
Carried. 

A reso'ution offered ry Aid. Proudfoot, chang- 
ing tbe D9me of Ci9rk * treet to Ltnco'n Avenue, 
laid over and published June 5th, 1865, wa?, on 
motion of Aid. Wcodard, 

Oraered to be placed on fi'e. 



An ordinance for establishing courts or parks 
on M chigan venue, south ol Twelfth street, was, 
on motion of A d Carter, 

Recommitted to Committee on Streets and 
A)leys, S. D. 

A resolution concerting the closing of drinking 
seloons on the Sabbath aay, was, on motion of 
Aid. Sbackfoio. 

Referred to the Board of Police Commissioners. 

A resolution printing toe right of w°y m the 
North Div^ion to tbe Lske View Avenue Com- 
paty, was, on motion of A d. Cianr, 

Recommitted to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys ot said division, with instructions to pro- 
cure copies of saia compnny's chafer. 

A petit on for the appointment cf Otis S. Favor, 
as inspector of Carbon OH?, wts, on motion of 
Aid. Holden, 

Ordered to be placed on fi!e. 

Tbe Clerk then presented an ordinance in rela- 
tion to the stor *^ e of petroleum and other mm- 
e ai oils, wbieh, had been laid over and published 
Ju y 24th, 1865 

Aid. Carter moved that Ihe ordinance here* 
commit'ed to Committee on Judiciary. 

A d. Shackford moved, as an smetdment, that 
it be referred to a Special Committee of three. 

After a Jergtnened ci-cussion, Ad. Sheiwin 
called lor the previous question. 

The ca 1 was sustained ry the following vote: 

Ayes— ,Ad. Knickerbocker, ShiTnp, Carter, 
Barrett, Wicker, McRoy, Sheridan, K>/nn, Wa'l- 
wjrk, Hatch, Sberwin, Moore, Woodara, Talcott, 
Ruese'l, Huntley, G&stfield, Proudfoot, Hottin- 
ger, Rah, Lawson, Shackford, Woodman, C.ark. — 
24. 

Noes.— A'd. Holden, Bixby.— 2. 

The question being upon the motion of Aid. 
Shackford to refer to a special commute j. 

Aid. Holden demanded the ayes and noes. 

The mot On prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes.— A'd. Knickerbocker. Wicker, Kaon, 
Wall work, R8tiWty, Talcott, Ru'^e'l, Huntley, 
Gastfield, P/ouofost, flottinger, Run, Lawson, 
Shackford, Clarlr.— 15. 

Noes.— Aid. Sbimp, Carter, Barrett, McRoy, 
Sheridan, Hatcb, Sherwm, Moore, Woodard, 
Holden. Bix^y, Woodman — 12. 

Aid. Wicker moved that the representative of 
the oil merchants be allowed to make an explana- 
tion to tbe Council. 

Aid. Sherwin moved to lay the motion on the 
table. Carried. 

Ad. Wicker moved to increase the number of 
the Committee to five. 

Aid. Holden moved to lay the mction on the 
table. Carried. 







Aug, U,g 



2 



[im)5. 



And I'm Cbtlf Appointed Aid ShtOkfortf, Wick- 
er am Wiltuan.b h» kU' h ComralU e 

An ordlt auc i fi>r j/r.ding at p'tuiktog II i<l 
duck P »co, bt-twoon W. lit anl Fr*uk 19 etrccts, 
whs, on mot on of A'd. Cirur, 

Hi-com Touted to the Buarn of PuVilc Works, 
with Instructions to report an oroinioc* for the 
completion of the work *lrtady ptnlally doae. 

A pe'ltion to tpooiut Joha B. T_vlor F sa In 
Bpecior, a pe'itiou o ippulnt F. C. L-.U er«, B 11 
R'nger; and a commuu'ca ion from th ; Comp 
trollerln relation to rates of eeil.ng city booas, 
were severely ordered to be 

Placed on file. 

Petition cf M. Parker, for correclioo of illegal 
assessment, was 

Re 'erred to Committee on Local Assessments. 

a petition of Journeymen barbers, asking »he 
Counci 1 to prohibit toe opening of barbdr ehops 
on tbe Sabbith day. 

Aid. Ta cott moved that the prayer of the peti- 
tioners be granted. 

Tbe motion was l03t, by tbe following vote: 

Ayes -Aid. Wicker, S her win, Raff <srty, Blxoy, 
Liwson, dark— 6. 

Noes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Shlmp, Carter, Bar 
rett, McRoy, Sberrdan, Kann, W*l work, H* ch, 
Moore, Woodard, Tjicutt, do'dt n, Russeil. Bunt- 
ley. Gastfield, Proudfoot, Hot'lng^r, Rua, Shack- 
ford-20. 

Remonstrance of Ch's. Buozow aaain?t assess- 
ment for extension of Vine street, was 

Referred to Comoanttte on Locn Assessments, 

A remonstrance a-zamst laying down aiadroad 
track in Eaan avenue: 

Aid. Talcott moved that tbe petitioners be al- 
lowed to withdraw their pipers. Cameo. 

A resolution offered by Aid. Bmett, amhoriz 
rag the Comptrol.er to visit ea'tern cities to sell 
honds, wis, on motion of Aid. Talcot'. p°r- 
mit'ed to be withdeawc. 

The Clerk then preeentei an ordinance for the 
extens'on of Dearborn etrsetto Jackson street, 
Laid over, Jul? 27 tb, 1865. 

After alens'hened debate, Alt?. Sherwin moved 
the paesjge of t^e ordinance. 

Tbe motion prevailed by the fo' lowing vo»e ; 

dyes— A^d. Knickerbocker, Carter, Bmet*, 
Wicker, McRoy, Sheridm, Kann, Wal woik, 
Hatch, Sherwin, Moore, Raffeny, Woadirt, Ta\- 
cott, Hoiden, Bxby, Ra«ee 1, Huntley, Gastfield, 
Proudfoot, Hotunger, Ruh, Lawson, Shackford 
and c;ark— 25. 

Noes— Aid. Shimp— 1. 



Tbe maj nit.y and U nonty r/'po/t* or Committee 

< 1 1 , I'm, iq relation to the prices tuba uaid 

for ihe ODUOIclpal priming, w -re next t ken np. 

A 'I. K'nck mocker moved to concur in the 
mjorl'y report. 

Aid. vVicker moved, as an amendment, to adopt 
tbe minority report. 

After tx enifth-ned debute, AH. Cla'k de- 
m-n ed tbe previous que t oo. 

The mam qae<j*iou b^lng ordered, 

A d. Koick-rbocker called for tbe ayas and noes 
on the <ic.oo .ion of the m n^rity report. 

The question was >o«t by tbe fo lo win? vole : 

Ay«n— Aid. B.rret', Wicker, McRov, Sherman, 
Kim, Wallwoik. Hatch. Sber*in, Moore, Rader- 
ty, ralcottaud Huntley— tS. 

Noes— Aid. K'jlcker^ock°r, Sh'rop. Carer, 
Woodi'd, Ilolrteo, Bixby, Ru«8-dl, Gistfleld, 
ProuHoot, Hottnger, Run, Liwaon, Shackford 
and Clark— 14. 

Aid. K'>ickr.r*iock e r then demanded tb? ayes 
and noes on concurrence in tbe mvjonty report, 
The motion prevailed by tbe fo. lowing vot? : 

Ayes— Atfl. Knickerbocker. Shtmp, Carter, 
Rherw n, Moore, Woodward, Hoiden, Bix->y, 
Russell, Qastfle d, Prouifoot, Hottinger. Ruh, 
Law^oo. Sn<ckfor<i, Clark— 16. 

Nays — A'd. Barrett, Wicke\ McRoy, 8beridan, 
Kann, Wullworth, Hitch, Riff iity, Talcott, Hunt- 
ley— 10. 

An loviti f ion was revived from Chas H. Walk- 
er, E?q , Soperint-ndeot of Cbicago City Rill- 
way, for the Oouoril r.o examine the present lines 
of ho se rai.wsy in the city ; which, ou motion of 
Aid. Sherwin, was 

Accepted ana placed on file. 

A>d Sherwin moved that trie Council do now 
adjourn. 

Aid. Carter demanded the ayes and noes, and 
the motion wis lost by the fallowm? vote: 

Ayes— Aid Hitch, Sherwin. Moore, Raffetty, 
Wood<r<i, Tilcott, Russsil, Huutley, bastfield, 
Prondtoot, Hottiseer, Shackford— 12. 

N»e»—\iO. Knickerbocker, SD^mp, Carter, Bar- 
ren, Wicker, McR'<y, Sheridan, Kann, Wailwork, 
Hoiden, B'X'>y, Ruh, Liwsoo, O ark— li. 

Aid. Ca ter wss permitted by the Council to 
make an explani ion cf bis previous remarks 
during tbe debate upon the pc nting question. 

and, on motion of All. Moore, the Couacii ad- 
j aurned . 

A. H. BODMAN, 

City Clerk. 



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REGULAR MEETING. 



Chicago, Aug. Slst, 1865. 



OFFICIAL REPORT. 



Present. 

His Honor, Ma;-or Rive, and Aldermen Gage, 
Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, Barrett, Wicker, 
McRoy, Wilnaarth, Sheridan, Kann, Wallwork, 
Hatch, Sherwin, ftioore, Rafierly, Frisbee, Wood- 
ard, Holden, Bixby, Russell, Huntley. Gastfield, 
Franzen, Proudfoot, HoUinger, Ruh, Lawson, 
Shackibrd, Woodman and Clark. 

At<s nt 

Aldermen Talcott and Bond. 

MINUTES. 

On motion of Aid. Knickerbocker, the minutes ot 
the proceedings of the two preceding meetings were 
approved without reading. 

Aid. Shenvin moved 10 reconsider the vote had at 
the last meeting, by which the Council concurred in 
ihe majority report fixing the price of corporation 
printing. 

Aid. Shimp moved to lay the motion on the table. 

Aid. Knickerbocker demanded the ayes and noes ; 
and the motion was lost by the following \Ote: 

Ayr- — Aid. Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, Moore, 
Woodard, Holden, Bixby, Russell, Proudfoot, Ruh, 
Lawson, Shackford and Clark— 13. 

Net— Aid. Gage, Barrett, Wicker, McRoy, Wil- 
marth, Sheridan, Kann, Wall work, Hatch, Sher- 
win, Ratterty, Frisbee, Huntley, Gastfield and 
Woodman — 15. 

Aid. Holden moved to adjourn, and called for the 
ayes and noes. 

The Council refused to adjourn by the following 
vote . 

Ays— Aid. Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, Moore, 
Holden, Russell, Proudfoot, Ruh, Lawson, Shack- 
ford and Clark — 11. 

N<» a— Aid. Gage, Barrett, Wicker, McRoy, Wil- 
martn, Sheridan, Kann, Wallwork, Hatch. Sher- 
win, Ratlerty, Frisbee, Woodard, Bixby, ^Huntley, 
Gastfield, and Woodman— 17. 

Aid. Carter moved to postpone the question until 
the next regular meeting. 

Aid. McRoy moved to lay the motion on the table. 

Aid. Wilmarth demanded the ayes and noes, 
which resulted as follows : 

Ayes— Aid. Gage, Barrett, Wicker, McRoy, Wil- 
marth, Sheridan, Kann, Wallwork, Hatch, Shenvin, 
Rafierty, Huntley, Gastfield, Woodman— 14. 

Aiw— Aid. Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, Moore, 
Frisbee, Woodard, Holden, Bixby, Russell, Proud- 
foot, Ruh, Lawson, Shackford, Clark— 14. 

The question was carried by the casting vote of 
the Mayor in the affirmative. 

Aid. Kann called for the previous question. 



Aid. Woodman demanded the ayes and noes ; and 
the call was sustained by the following vote : 

Ay**— Aid. Gage, Barrett, Wicker, McRoy, Wil- 
marth, Sheridan, Kann, Wallwork, Hatch, Shenvin, 
Ratlerty, Frisbee, Huntley, Gastfield, Franzen, 
Woodman— 16. 

Aoe-— Aid. Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, Moore, 
Woodard, Holden, Bixby, Russell, Proudfoot, Ruh, 
Lawson, Shackiord, Clark— 13. 

The question now recurring upon reconsideration 
the ayes and noes were demanded ; and the vote 
was reconsidered by the following vote : 

Aye*— Aid. Gage, Barrett, Wicker, McRoy, Wil- 
marth, Sheridan, Kann, Wallwork, Hatch, Sherwin, 
Rafierty, Frisbee, Huntley, Gastfield, Franzen, 
Woodman— 16. 

No s — Aid. Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, Moore, 
Woodard, Holden, Bixby, Russell, Proudfoot, Ruh, 
Lawson, Shackford, Clark— 13. 

Aid. Wicker moved the adoption of the minority 
report. 

The Chair ruled it out of order. 

Aid. Knickerbocker, moved that the Council do 
now adjourn ; and demanded the ayes and noes : 

The Council refused to adjourn by the follow- 
insr vote : 

Aye* — Aid. Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, 
Ruh.— 4. 

No* —Aid. Gage, Barrel t, Wicker, McRoy, Wil- 
marth^ herid an, Kann, Wallwork, Hatch, Sherwin, 
Moore, Ratlerty, Frisbee, Woodard, Holden, Bixby, 
Russell, Huntley, Gastfield, Franzen, Proudfoot, 
Lawson, Shackford, Woodman, Clark— 25. 

PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS. 

A petition was received from M. S. Patrick, Pres- 
ident of the Driving Park Association, asking that 
the. license for their exhibition be reduced from 
$500 to $100. 

Aid. Kann, moved to reconsider the vote, fixing 
the amount at $500.—Carried. 

Aid. Woodman moved that it be fixed at, $ 100. 

Aid. Knickerbocker, moved as an amendment, 
that it be fixed at $230. 

Aid. Sherwin, moved to lay the amendment on 
the table. 

Aid Knickerbocker, demanded the ayes and noes ; 
and the motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Aid Gage, Barrett, Wicker, Wilmarth, Sher- 
idan, Kann, Wallwork, Hatch, Sherwin,Moore, Raf- 
ferty, Frisbee, Woodward, Bixby, RusselLHuntley, 
Gastfield, Franzen, Ruh, Shackford, Woodman 
—21. 

Noes— Aid Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, McRoy, 
Holden, Proudfoot, Lawson, Clark — 8. 

Aid. Knickerbocker, moved as an amendment to 
fix it at f300. 

Aid. Sheridan moved as an amendment to the 
amendment that it be fixed at $101. 




Aid. Woodman demanded the nven and noe« ; aDd 

tin- motion of Aid. Stu-rldan prevailed by Uie fol- 
low iujr voM: 

Ay —Aid. Ciaee, BanVt, Wicker, Wilmirth, 
Sheridan, Kami. Wallwork, H itch, >herv\ In. Moore, 
RifTrrtv, FrMx-o, l!i:.t.\. liiiAfcll. (.awlficld, Rnli, 
bbackiord. Woodman — IS. 

•V f — Aid Knickerbocker, Shtmp, ( arlcr, 
McKoj, Woodard, Holdcn, Huntley, Fran/en, 
Proudioot, I nw-on, ( lark — 11. 

Aid. Woodman rno\ed to recoup ider the last vote. 

Aid. ILuCVrty mo ed to lay tie- molion on the ta- 
ble. 

Aid. Sherwlu demanded (heaven and noe« : and 
the nio'ion prevailed hv the following vote: 

Av »-Ald. <iigv, llarreti. Wicker. Wilmarth, 
Sheridan, Kann, Wallwork, Hatch, Sherwin, Yoore, 
Kaforty, Fripl ee, Illvhy, Ruasell, Gastfield, Hun, 
ShacUford, Woodman— is. 

Nn*a— Aid. Knickerl)ocker, Shlmp, Carter, 
Mcli'oy. Woodard, Holden, Huntley, Franzen, 
Prond'loot. I awson, Clark— 11. 

'1 he petition of M. S. Reiscnweber for an ln- 
cra- etl rent lor room used for election purposes, 
was on motion or Aid. Barrett, 

Referred to Committee on Finance, with power 
to act. 

Aid. Shimp introduced a communication asking 
for the appointment of a special committee to in- 
vestigate She owe O f He nrj Mehring, who had suf- 
fered damages by a mob. 

On motion or' Aid. RaflTerty the communication 
was laid over unt'l the report of the Board of Police 
Commissioners on tha f subject should be taken np. 

A d. i.'a ';• rty introduced a communication asking 
for the passage of the following order: 

Ord- *-ef, That the Board of Public Works be re- 
oneated to proceed forthwith to contract for the 
building of said ^Polk streeti sewer : from the \\ -- r 
line of Blue Isiand avenue to liucker street : the 
work to be commenced immediately. 

The order was passed. 

Petition of Chas. Batten for the remission of a 
fine imposed in the Police Court amounting to #26, 
was 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

A communication from Aid. Shimp. in relation 
to direlection of duty amone police officers, was 

Relerred to the Board of Police Commissioners. 

A communication from the City Clerk, asking for 
the construction of a vault.or the purchase of a safe, 
for the preservation of the municipal records, was, 
on molon or' Aid. Gage. 

Reieired to Committee on Finance. 

Two remonstrances against the establishment of 
fire limits in the North/Division, were, on motion 
of Aid. Lawson. 

Referred to Committee on Fire and Water. 

A remonstrance against the confirmation of an 
assessment roll for planking an alley in block 27. 
School Section Addition, was 

Referred to Commmittee on Streets and AUevs, 
W. D. 

The following communication from the City 
Clerk of Toronto, was. on motion of Aid. Wood- 
man, ordered to be printed and placed on file : 
To His Honor, the Mayor. Chicago, HI. 

CityCi/ekk's Office. Tororro. Aug. 3, 1865. 

Sis: Atameelingof the members of the City 
Council who visited your city, held on the 4th mst.", 
Aid. J. E. Smith in the chair, the enclosed resolu- 
tion which I have the honor to transmit, was unani- 
mously adopted. 

I have the honor to be Sir. your very obedient 
servant, Stephen Rjldcliff. 

City Clebk's Office. Toronto, Aug 3^ 1865. 

Moved by Alderman Dickey. 

Seconded by Alderman James. 

totted, Thar the members of the City Council 
of Toronto. Canada, and the gentlemen accompany- 
in 2" them to Chicago, hereby tender to the Mayor 
and. Corporation of that city, their warmest thanks 
for the prompt and friendly spirit in which they 
were received and entertained, while on a visit to 
Chicago, on the -27th and -2Sth hist., and bee. at the 
same time, to acknowledge the attention, kindness 
and una ring efibns of Aldermen Shimp and Carter, 
who so ably" succeeded in bringing under notice, the 



' many otMecia of interest connected with Chicago. 

Adopted August IH'm 

Committee Poom. City Hall. 

Btkpiiln HkVCLTrr. City Clerk. 

A remonv ranee apaln-t plankmg an alley in 
block 14, Wo!colt'« addi Ion, wan 

Referred to< otnmitt.-c oo - Ir eto and Alleyi.N.D. 

A remonstrance against planl.ing an alley fn block 
11, WolCOtt'l addition, was also 

Referred to i ommlttee on Street* and Alley*, N. D. 

PetLlon of Patrick Carmody fur return oi part of 
mone\ paid for llrjiior license, was 

Reterred to Committee on Finance. 

A communication from W. H. B tickney, rn rela- 
tion to the present dilapidated stale of Lhe Chicago 
Ceiwlery, was 

Referred to Committee on Wharves and Public 
Grounds.. 

The City CWk presented the following conrmn- 

nication. which wan onJered to be 
Placed on file: 

City Clerk's Office, J 
Chicago, Aujr. '21, 1865. f 
To the Hon. lhe Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago, in Common Council asteinhled: 
The under- igted respectfully report- that since 
the lap t regular me-tiBg of your nonunable hod\, 
he ha- made the follotvinr references 10 appropriate 
Commil tee* under the rale : 

Petition of Wm. Refs for free n-ddler's license, 
referred Aug. 10, 1S63, lo Committee on Licenses. 
Report and ordinance presented by Board of Public 
Wcrks for macadamizing porlions ol Di\Ision and 
Wolcott. streets, referred lo Committee on Streets 
and Alleys, N. D., Aug. 14, 1»>". Petition of Jno. 
II. lie vans for Tree peddler's license, relerred to 
Committee on Licenses. Aug. 10, 1863. 
Respectfully submitted, 

A. H. Bodma^, City Or!:. 

Petition of Francis O'Neal for a free liqnor li- 
cense was 
Laid on the table. 

The Board of Public Works presented the follow- 
ing assessment rolls, and asked for their confirma- 
tion : 

For curbing and filling Erie srreet, from Clark to 
LaSalle street : 

For planking alley in Blocks 103 and 104, School 
Section Addition : 

For lamp pos s on Archer Road, from State street 
to Stewart avenue; 

For paving part of Haddock piace. in Block 8 T 
Fort Learborn Addition : 

For filling, grading and planking an alley in Block 
27. School section Addition : 

For filling and plankmg West Twelfth street, 
from Beach to Canal street ; 

For re-macadamizing Canal street, from Adams 
to Twelfth street: 

For grading and plankmg Court Place. Block 37, 
Old Town of Chicago : 

For filling and macadamizing Chicago avenue, 
from Clark stree" to the bridge; 

For grading and planking Couch place, in Block 
32, Old Town of Chicago. 

The assessment rolls were confirmed by the pass- 
age of the several orders of confirmation attached 
thereto. 

BEPOBTS OF OFF1CEBS. 

The Comptroller's monthly s'atement of receipts 
and expenditures for the month of July, 1365, was 
received and ordered to be 

Placed on file. 

The report of the School Agent for the month of 
July, 1S65. was received, and ordered to be 
Placed on file. 

The Counsel ro the Corporation, in accordance 
with the instmctions of the Council, submitted lhe 
draft of an ordinance in relation to the erection ot 
signs showing the names of the streets. 

Aid. Woodman moved that it be referred to the 
Board of Public Works, wi-h instructions to ascer- 
tain -he best method of doing such work. 

Carried. 

The Board of Public Works submitted a report 
recommending' the passage of an accompanying 
resolution authorizing said Board to accept one of 



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the bids already made for the cons traction of a tun- 
nel at Washingon street. 

Aid. Holden moved lhat it be referred to the joint 
Committees on Streets and Alleys of the South and 
West Divisions. 

Carried. 

The Board of Public "Works submitted ordinances 
for the following named improvements : 

For extending Park avenue from Oakley street 
west to Western avenue. 

Aid. Woodard moved the passage of. the ordin- 
ance. 

Ibere being no objections, the ordinance was put 
upon its passage, and it was passed by the follow- 
ing vote : 

Aye* — Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, 
Barrett. Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, Sheridan, Kann, 
Wallwork, Hatch, Sherwin, Moore, Rauerty, Fris- 
bee, Woodard, Holden, Bixby, Russell, Huntley, 
Franzen, Proudfoot, Euh, Lawson, Shackford, 
Woodman, Clark— -28. 

Jfoes—R one. 

An ordinance for planking an alley in Block 70, 
Russell, Mather and Eoberts 1 Addition. 

For tbe extension of Bunker street, east to Des- 
plaines street ; 

For planking alley in Block 27, C. T. Snb. of Sec. 
17, 39, 14, from Aberdeen to Rucker street ; 

For planking an alley in block 62, C. T. Sub. of 
Sec. 7, from Lincoln to "Wood street ; 

For a sidewalk on the south side of Coolidge 
street, from Loomis street to Reuben street ; 

All of which were referred to Committee on 
Streets and Alleys, W. D. 

Also, 

Submitted ordinances tor improvements in the 
North Division, as follows : 

For a sidew alk on the west side of Burling street, 
from Willow street to Centre si reet; 

For extending alley in Block 9, Johnston, Roberts 
and Stories addiiion, south to Wendell street; 

For planking an alley in Block 30, Wolcott's Ad- 
dition; 

For planking an alley in Block 35, Wolcott's Ad- 
dition; 

For a sidewalk on the east side of Sedgwick street, 
from White street to Oak street ; 

For a sidewalk on the south side of Clybourne 
avenue, from Sheffield avenue to Asylum place; 

All of which were reierred to Committee on 
Streets and Alleys, N. D. 

Also, 

Submitted ordinance for improvements in the 
South Division as follows: 

For a sidewalk on the south side of Archer Road 
from Halsted street to Main street; 

For pacing IaSalle street from Washington to 
Madison street with wooden block pavement ; 

For planking alley in Block 11, frac. sec. 15, Ad- 
dition from Congress to Harrison street; 

For planking alleys in Blocks 129 and 130 S. S. 
Addition ; 

For curbing, filling and paving with wooden 
blcck pavement, Van Buren street from State 
street to the river ; 

For private drains from lots 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 9, in 
Sub Block 2 of Block 8, Ass. division of N. W. frac. 
34 of Sec. 22, 39, 14; 

Forpavirg Calhoun Place from LaSalle to Clark 
street with wooden block pavement ; 

For planking alleys in Block 4, Fort Dearborn 
Addition ; all of which were 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, 



Submitted an ordinance for the erection of lamp 
posts on Reuben street, irom Madisonstreet to Lake 
street ; 

Referred 1o Committee on Gas "Lights. 

The Board of Public Works, to whom had been 
referred an ordinance in relation to the dredging of 
the Scanlon or Daley Slough, reported in lavor of 
the passage of the same. 

Aid. Sheridan introduced the following prelimi- 
nary ordin nee, and moved ils passage : 
An Ordinance, establishing the name of a branch of 

the South Branch of the Chicago River. 



Be it Ordained by the Common Council of the 

C ty of Chica o : 

Section 1. That the branch of the south branch 
of the Chicago River, generally known as the Scan- 
lon or Haley Slough, shall hereafter be designated 
and known as Bealey's Branch of the Chicago 
River. 

Sec. 2. This ordinance shall take effect from and 
after its passage. 

Aid. Ruh demanded the ayes and noes on the pas- 
sage of the ordinance, and the motion prevailed by 
the following vote : 

Ayes — Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, Slump, Carter, 
Barrett, McRoy, Wilmarth, Sheridan, Kann, Wall- 
work, Hatch, Sherwin, Moore, Ratferty, Friebee, 
Woodard, Russell, Franzen, Ruh, Woodman — 20. 

Nof>— Aid. "Wicker, Holden, Bixby, Huntley, 
Gastfield, Proudfoot, Hottinger, Lawson, Shack- 
ford, Clark— 10. 

Aid. Sheridan then moved that the ordinance, as 
recommended by the Board of Public Works, be 
passed ; and called for the ayes and noes thereon. 

The ordinance was passed by the following vote : 

Aye> — Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, Cartel, Bar- 
rett, Wicker, Wilmarth, Sheridan, Kann. Wall- 
work, Hatch, Sherwin, Moore, Raherty, Woodard, 
Holden, liixby, Russell, Huniley, Gastfield, Fran- 
zen, Proudfoot, Hottinger, Ruh, Lawson, Shack- 
ford, Woodman, Clark — 27. 

Hoes — Jvone. 

Ordinance authorizing the Board of Public Works 
to remove obstructions and nuisance from Haley'' 
branch of the Chicago river ,* 

Whekeas, Haley's branch of the Chicago river 
wbs formerly a navigable stream, though now ren- 
dered unnavigable in consequence of the accumula- 
tion of filth and other obstruciions in and upon it, 
and whereas, the owners of a majority of the prop- 
erty abutting upon such branch, ask for the remo- 
val of ihese obstructions from said branch, so that 
it may be again made available for purposes of navi- 
gation. Therefore, 

Be it ordainea by the Common Council of the city 
of Chicago : 

Sec 1. 1 hat the Board of Public Works are here- 
by authorized to enter Haley's branch of the Chi- 
cago river, to remove all obstructions and nuisance 
from it, to dredge it to a depth of twelve (12) feet 
below low water, and to a width of seventy (70) feet, 
trom the termination of Hough's dock, in said 
branch, to the Korth line of Lyman street, and to 
meander it so as to make it safe and easy for the pass- 
age of vessels. 

Sec. 2. lhat the Commissioners of the Board ot 
Public Works are hereby authorised to make a 
special assessment of twenty-five thousand dollars, 
or so much as shall be necessary to complete the 
work, on the real estate benefited, and in accord- 
ance with Sec. 20, Chap. 7, of the Revised Charter. 

Sec 3. That the owners, respectively, of prtperty 
abutting upon Haley's branch of the Chicago river 
shall, tor thirty days trom the passage of this ordi- 
nance, have the right to oiler to do, in accordance 
with the instructions and under the direction of the 
Board of Public Works, their respective portions 
oi the work ordered done, and upon the acceptance 
by the Board oi Public Works of such effer, te re- 
leased from their proportionate share of the assess- 
ment. 

The Board of Police Commissioners, to whom had 
been reierred the petition and evidence in the case 
of Henry Mehring, who had had his property de- 
stro3ed by a mob, returned the same with the writ- 
ten opinion of the Counsel to the Corporation, which . 
was ordered to be 

Published and placed on file. 

Off-ice of Counsel to Cobpokation, | 
Chicago, Aug. 18th, 1865. i 
To the Board of Police : 

Your communication of August 11th inst., en- 
closing the petition, affidavits etc., of Henry Meh- 
ring praying the city to compensate him tor dam- 
ages sustained by a mob of soldiers of the 9lh lowa 
lntantry, has been received and considered. In re- 
ply, I would say, that the Board oi Police Commis- 
sioners has no jurisdiction in the premises. I pre- 
sume the reference thereof to your board by the 
Common Council was an oversight, happening du- 



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rlnr the pre*' ( 1 1 1 1 r • 1 1 M" m In that body. 

i bli It i < omplctc ani w i r to j Our quel Hon, end i 
in || hi , L mippopo i fop 1 1 < i' , I'll i m fch< Uablliti 
tbi city In the promt 1 .mi t finally be determined 
bj berlaw oflloers, end a Iki ep p r wouldcer- 
lalnlj 11 it their was back i<»r my opinion, 1 may »m 
well (ii)\ijiic ihftt circumlocution and give m\ vleivi 

ol the hiw ol ilic cum- hf|6 8Ild BOWi 

The (acta ol thecaec appear i<> be briefly ea fol< 

lOWtfi Mr. MeoriOf v »h on Ilic Sltl day Of July, 

ultimo, Ibe keeper of a laloonet No. 87 North \\ el a 
street. On thai day I he Uth Iowa Infantry wai la 
(be city on lis wiiy iionic, and nil delayed 1 1 bort 
lime lit the whih nifoi'i depot. TdIm ho!oob wai 
quite oloee to the depot] and tome ol Ibe members 
thereof went Into 11 10 drink* and while Is there a 
dispute arose about paying tor the drinks. En the 
melee thai followed one of the soldieri wai nhoi and 
mi r ally wounded, and while the shot was doubtless 
an accidental 01 •, and tired by one of the wounded 

manV companions, line cry was rjiiwcd by Home ol the 

roldiera (and ciiughj ap and circulated amongcl the 
regiment) I bat Mehring, the aaloon Keeper, bad 
killed one oi ihetr number. The whole, or greater 

part of t lie regiment, became inlnrnilcd, and 

demolished the bar, furniture and 
mostly all the persona] property of Mehring, and he 

barely escaped with his lite through the prompt and 
determined action of the police. Such are stihstan- 
Ually the facts, so far as l can learn. 

It was doubtless a moBt wanton and illegal de- 
struction of the luroperty of a citizen by rioters, and 
Is of course a great hardship to Mr. Mehring. hut 
it does not., therefore, follow that the city Is legally 
liable to make up to bim tlie loss sustained, 'ihe 
parties committing the wrong and injury are liable 
to tbc lull extent of the damage incurred, and not 
tbe city. 1 am informed by the City Clerk th;it Mr. 
Mehring did not have a license, as required by law, 
until the 5th day of August inst. lie was, there- 
fore, at the lime of tlie riot, en«. r Efred jn an unlawful 
business, and while so engaged, and, perhaps, as a 
consequence of that business, raftered the loss com- 
plained of. I do not say or mean to be understood, 
That a man engaged in selling liquor without 
license may be made tbe prey of a mob or riot. lie 
is iineuehiionablj entitled to Ibe pio'ection of his 
person and property by tbe authorities, from all 
violence, so tar as it is possible to give it. In this 
case, I understand, there is no complaint that the 
police did not .do all that it was possible lor their 
limited number to do. But, while this is so, it does 
not follow thai if a man sustains damage at the 
hands of a mob, while encaged in an unlawful busi- 
ness, that ;be city is Kable therefor, especially if 
that business incited the mob to violence or con- 
tributed to inciting it to violence. 

But I put Ihe non-liability of the city on the 
ground that in no case is it liable lor the destruction 
ot the property of tbe citi/en by a riot or mob. In 
England the Hundred- are liable in such cases, but 

the liability is specially provided by statute of 

George the Ft- t. So in New York and Pennsyl- 
vania. In this State there is no such statute. 

In Kentucky where no such statute has 
been enacted, tbe Supreme Court in the case ot 
Frather vs. the City of Lexinston, 13 B., Monroe 
559, says : "There exists no principle of law which 
subjects a municipal corporation to responsibility 
for injuries to property within its territorial limits 
by a mob." 

"Ihe officers of a city are quasi civil officers and 
are responsible lor malfeasance or nonfeasance in 
office, but the corporation is not respontible. 11 The 
same doctrine is laid down in 2 Hiliiafd on Torts, 
page 417. 

Such being the law, however hard it may be on 
Mr. Mehring in 1he case he presents, the cily is un- 
der no legaf obligation to make good the destruc- 
tion of his property by the !;lh Iowa soldiers. 

All of which is respectfully submitted, 

S. A. Ikytn, 
Counsel to Corporation. 

Aid. Rub called up the resolution offered by Aid. 
Shimp in relation to the above, and moved its pas- 
sage. 

Aid. Woodman called for the ayes and noes, and 
the motion prevailed by the following vote : 



I Ay**— Aid. (]n0"o, Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, 
\\ e cr McUoy, v, hmarth, f berlden, Kann, Wall- 
work, Batch, bberwln, Voore, Uanerty, rrtabee, 
Bolden, lilxby, Rusfell. Huntley, < a tfield, Proud* 
tool, Bottincer, hub, Ia\uon, Bbackford^ Wood- 
man. Clark— Mfi 
A" f — NOBCi 

The follow [na li then olution aa adopted \ 

/Sthnlin/, Tbul (lie Muyor uppofut a t p< <ial com- 
mittee of three, togotber with fhe Corporation 
Count el, to Invectigatc tbe fad* w theca e, and 
report we aameto fbii Council at its next regulai 

! meeting, and ho uncertain If the »ily of Chicago In, 
Oris UOu in duty bound to protect it* citizem an 
Well an tbeir properly. 

And llih Honor, the Mayor, appointed Aldermen 

Bhimp, Oarter and t backiord as lucn commlttee< 
BBPOBT8 Of STANDING COMMITTEES. 

FIN ANt'K. 

The Oommlttee on Finance submitted the follow- 
ing preamble and n olul Ion ! 

win ui.As, 'J be c;if y Comptroller \r, now In Kant- 
cm cities lor tbe purpose of selli! p our city bonds, 

and whereas he hit lelegS pbcd to ibe Yayor thathe 
cannot hcII t-aul bonds ai par, it Ih therefore 

t f otted. That the ( omolroller he, and he 1» 
hereby authorized to Kel!, at a price not lets 'ban 

ninety-live (96) cents, bonds to the extent of three 

hundred thousand dollars. 

We r< commend the passage of the preamble and 

resolution. Chah. C. p. Holuln, 

C. (J. Wi( BEBf 

Committee on Finance. 
Tbc resolution was adopted by tbe following 
vote : 

Aw-f — Aid. (Jape, Knickerbocker, Carter Parrett T 
Wicker, Wilmarth, Wallwork, Sherwin, Mcore, 
Pafierty, Frlsbee, Wccdard, Ilold(n, Bixby. Hunt- 
ley, Oastfield. Proudioot, Hottinger, Bub, Wood- 
man, Clark— 21. 

N f*— Aid. McRoy, Sheridan, Kann, Hatch, Bus- 
sell, Lawson, bhackiord— 7. 

OFFICIAL APPOINTMENT. 

The Mayor, by pcrmhsion of tbe Council, nomi- 
nal ed Philip Butz lor Pound Maaler for the Korth 
l)i^is^on. 

On motion of Aid. Shackfcrd the nomination was 
confirmed. 

POLICE. 

AM. Lawson, of Committee on Police, to whom 
had been relerred the jjetilions of officer P. C. 
Phillips and others, ashitg the benefit of the dona- 
tion made to Ihe police lorce in the year 1£64, re- 
ported ad^ersely to the same. 

On motion of Aid. Knickerbocker, Ihe report 
was 

Accepted and concurred in. 

Also. 

Of the same Committee, submitted the following- 
report, w hich, on motion of Aid. Bafleriy, was or- 
dered to be 

Laid over and published. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago : 
The undersigned Committee on Folice to whom 
was relerred the communicaiicn of William Vocte, 
j Clerk of the Folice Court, praying the Council to 
provide him with an assistant or deputy clerk, 
would beg leave to report, 

That they have examined into the matter and find 
t!r> iollowing to he ihe facts in reference 1o the 
business ot the Police Court and how it has been 
I transacted: 

1st. That from Ihe end of the municipal year 1854 
to the commencement of tbe municipal year 1859 
there were two clerks to transact the business of 
said Court. 

2nd. That during that time the business of said 
Police Court was only about one-third of what it is 
now. 

Srd. That during tbe first quarter of the present 
municipal year ending July bltt, 1815, the number 
of casts brought and disposed of in the Police 
Court w&s o,3b7. 

4th. That it is made the duty of said Clerk, by the 
11th section of chapter 11 of the Eevised Charter of 
I8t>3 "to keep a full, detailed and complete account 



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on his docket of all cases and persons arrested and 
brought before the Police Court ; how tiied and 
disposed Of; Ihe number of cases disposed of ; the 
cases in which moneys have been collected; and 
the cases in which money is to be collected ; the 
amount of all forfeitures, penalties and fines as- 
sessed, or the punishment fixed in each case, with 
the fees and costs accrued and accruing thereon; 
and to collect, prosecute and receive payment of ail 
such fees, fines, penalties and forfeitures, and all 
judgments and executions, and all moneys whatever 
accruing or to be paid in, for the use of said city, 
from the enforcement of the laws thereof, and forth- 
with to pay over the same to the Treasurer of said 
city." 

It is also made his duty, by section 13 of said 
chapter, "to see that all cases* are properly prose- 
cuted before said Police Court, in the absence of 
the City Attorney. 1 ' 

By section 14 tie is required, "at the close of eve- 
ry day, 1o make a written report to the Comptroller, 
containing (he name and number of each case dis- 
posed of during the day, in which the city is a party, 
and its final disposition : the names oi all the wit- 
nesses in each case to whom certificates for witness 
fees have been issued, with the amount of each lee, 
and also ihe amount of all such fines, fees, penal- 
ties and forfeitures, as he may have collected during 
said day. He shall also specify in his said report, 
the number of cases pending, the number of cases 
in which any fine, forfeit ure or penalty has been in- 
flicted, and the amount thereof; and also the amount 
of moneys outstanding to becolPcted in such cases, 
and the state of each case respectively. 1 ' 

He is also required to verily this daily report by 
affidavit, that it is full, fair and complete, &c. 

5ih. Any person can at once see, that with 3,3S7 
cases belore the Tolice Court in a single quarter, 
that it is utterly impossible for one man to do all 
the work required by the provisions of the charter 
we have quoted. In addition to this, we are assured 
by Police Justices nsiillil; en and Sturtevant, that 
the Clerk absolutely requires an assistant to dis- 
charge the duties required. 

6th. 1 here was collected by said Clerk, and paid 
over into the City Treasury, during the month of 
July, the sum of 14,739.20, and during- the first six- 
teen clays of August, $3,000,— thus showing that it 
is a paying institution, and that the city can well af- 
ford to provide the necessary assistance to do that 
work. 

/t here has been, since Mr. Vocke entered on the 
discharge of his duties, as high as 185 cases ina 
single day, and on anofhei as high as 166, and the 
a\ erage per clay is akoui 45.; 

IS ow while we are in favor of the most rigid 
economy in all city matters, we are satisfied from 
the foregoing facts, Avhich we have obtained by per- 
sonal extmihation, and by the Chairman of »he 
Committee having spent some four or five davs in 
said Court to learn ail he could about the matter, 
that it is absolutely necessary that the Clerk have 
an assistant, as soon as the Council can authorize 
it. 

Therefore your Committee beg leave 1o report; in 
favor of allowing Mr. Vocke an assistant, or depu- 
ty clerk, and herewith submit an ordinance for that 
purpose, in accordance with the provisions of the 
charter. All of which is respectfully submitted. 
Iveh Lawson, ) 
Sam'l Suackforl- I Committee 
S. I. Russell; f on Pclice - 
Be it ordained by the Common Council of the city of 
Cidcogo : 

That William Vocke, Clerk of the Tolice Court 
of the city of Chicago, be, and he is hereby author- 
ized and empowered to appoint a suitable person as 
Deputy Clerk of said Court, subiect however to the 
fpproval and confirmation of the said Common 
Council, and at a salary not exceeding eight hun- 
dred dollars per annum. 

PRINTING. 

. Aid. Barrett moved that Ihe minority report fix- 
ing the prices to be paid lor corporation printing, be 
concurred in. 

Aid. Woodard moved as an amendment that the 
majority report be concurred in. 

Aid. Knickerbocker called for the previous ques- 



tion, and the call was sustained by the following 
vole: 

A'/fff - Aid. Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, Moore, 
Woodard, Holden, Bixby, Russell, Gastfield, Proud- 
foot, Hottinger, Ruh, Lawson, Shackford, Clark— 
15. 

Noes— Aid. Gage, Barrett, Wicker, McRoy, Wil- 
marih, Sheridan, Kann, Wallwork, Hatch, Sherwin, 
Raiferty, Frisbee, Huntley, Woodman — 14. 

Aid. Holden then moved the adoption of the ma- 
jority report. 

The Chair ruled the question out of order. 

LICENSES. 

Aid. Wicker, of Committee on Licenses, to whom 
bad been referred the petition of Wm. Reeves for a 
free license to peddle, reported in favor of granting 
the prayer of the petitioner. 

Report accepted and concurred in. 

AJso, 

Of the same Committee reported in favor of grant- 
ing a free peddler's license to John H. Bevans. 
Keport accepted and concurred in. 

Also, 

Of the same Committee reported in favor of grant- 
ing- a free peddler's license to George Dresser. 
Keport accepted and concurred in. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, S. D, 

The Commiltee on Streets and Alleys, South Di- 
vision, <o whom had been referred an ordinance for 
extending Wallace street from Tweniy-sixih to 
Thirty -first slreet, reported in favor of the passage 
of the same. 

Report concurred in, and ordinance passed by 
ayes and noes as follows : 

Aye — Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, 
Barrett, Wicker, i\icRoy, Wilmarth, Sheridan, Kann, 
Wallwork. Hatch, Sherwin, Moore, Eafierty, Fris- 
bee, Woodard, Holden, Bixby, Russell, Huntley, 
Gastfield, Proudfoot, Hottinger, Ruh, Lawson, 
Shackford, Woodman and Clark— 29. 

Noe* — ISI one. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of the passage of an ordinance 
for extending and widening Uilman street from 
Thirty-first street to the city limits. 

Reports concurred in, and ordinance passed by 
ayes and noes as follows : 

A'.e —Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, 
Barrett, Wicker, McPoy, Wilmarth, Sheridan, Kann, 
Wallwork, Hatch, bherwin, Moore, Eafierty, Fris- 
bee, Woodard, Holden, Bixby, Russell, Huntley, 
Gastfield, Proudfoot, Hottinger, Ruh, Lawson, 
Shackford, Woodman and Ciaris— 29. 

jWs-^-None. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of the passage of an ordinance 
for widening Halsted street from Twenty-sixth 
street to the ci^y limits. 

Report concurred in and ordinance passed by 
ayes and noes as follows : 

-4?/-s— Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carler 
Earrett, Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, Sheridan, 
Kann, Wallwork, Hatch, Sherwin, Moore, Pafferty, 
Fiisbee, Woodard, Holden, Bixby, Russell, Hunt- 
ley, Gastfield, Proudfoot, Hottinger, Ruh, Lawson, 
Shacktord, Woodman, Clark— 26. 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

Reported adversely to the petition of sundrv citi- 
zens asking for a repeal of so much of Ihe ordinance 
for improving Monroe street as lies between Wells 
street and the river. 

Report accepted and concurred in. 

Also, i 

Reported in favor of the passage of an ordinance 
for fihing, grading and planking Couch Place from 
Franklin street to Market street. 

Report concurred in and ordinance passed by 
ayes and noes as follows : 

Ay a— Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, 
Barrett, Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, Sheridan, 
Kann, Wallwork, Hatch, Sherwin, Moore, Rafierty, 
Fnsbee, Woodard, Holden, Bixby, Russell, Hunt- 
ley, Gastfield, Proudfbol, Hottinger, Ruh, Lawson, 
Shackford, Woodman, Clark— 29. 

Sots— IS one. 



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Aluo, 

Report'-d In favor of 1 1 m ■ pa- »:\<'c of an ordinance 

tor widening flu- alley running norlb ami lou'b 
from Twelfth Io Fourteenth itreeta, between Wt 

la li a'. • in <• ai (I S'ate I He 

I eport conci rn il In and ordmuce pinned by aye 
and noon, a follow* : 

Aye Md. (wilt, KiiIcKctI ocl <t, Sh'uip, Curler, 

Wicker, McJ <> \ , u iiinai Hi, Bhertdan, Kann, Barrett, 
Wall work, Ilaiob. Bberwin. Moore, Rafferty, Frli 

lice, \\ (Midard, Holden, Hi.Uiy, I.'ii m II, lliinlley, 

Gastfleld, Proadfoot, Hottinger, Run, Laweon, 
Bhacklbrd. Woodman, ciurk- SB, 

Aotti — .None. 

AIhO, 

Reported in favor ol : lie jkikmii'o of an ordinance 

for i lie construction of a tldcwalk on i he wait vide 
of Cottage Grove irnnwy (rona Donglaa Place io 

Kgan avenue. 

Report concurred in, and ordinance pannod by ayes 
anil Qoea, at follow I : 

Ay-i — Aid. Cupe, Knickerbocker, b'lilmp, 
Carier, Uairctl, Wicker, Ycl.'ov, V\ ilmarlh, Sheri- 
dan, Kami. Wallwork, Hatch, Micrwin, Moore, liaf- 

Perty. PrUnee, Woodard, Holden, Jn.\by, Kus»eii, 
Huntley, Gaelfield, I'roudioot, Hotilncer* huh, 
Law>on, hacklord, Woodman, Clark— 2'J. 
Ace-— None. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of (lie pan? ape of an ordinance 
for opening Tntotei nth Btreet be tween siate street 
and tne lands of ibe Illinois Central Railroad Com- 
pany. 

Kcport concurred in, and ordinance passed by 
ayes and noes, i s lollows : 

Aye.'— Aid. Gi go, Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, 
Barrelt, Wicker, McKoy, Wilmartb, Shcrid, n, Kaim, 
WalKvork, Batch, Slierwin, Moore, K; nerly, Ffis- 
bee, Woodard, Holden, Bixby, Russell, Huntley, 
Gastfleld, Proudloot, Hottinger, l<uh, Lawson, I 
Shacklord, "W ooduian, Clark — §8. 

Aoet, — None. 

Also. 

Reported adversely to the passage of an ordinance 
for re-macadamizing Wells street, from Van Buien 
street to Taylor street, and recommended that it be 
re-committed 1o the Board of Public Works, with 
instructions to drali an ordinance lor wooden block 
pavement instead. 

Report accepted and concurred in. 

Aid. Woodman moved lhat the Council do now 
adjourn until eight o'clock on Tuesday evening 
next, io take up the business where left. off. 

Aid. Holclen moved to lay the motion on the ta- 
ble ; and demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion prevailed by the followine" vote : 

A?/"-— Aid. Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, Moore, 
Woodard, llolden, Bixby, Juissell, basifield, Proud- 
foot, Hottinger, Euh, Lawson, Shacklord, Clark— 
15. 

AV*— Aid. Gage, Barrett, Wicker, McRoy, Wil- j 
marth, Sheridan, Kann, Wallwork, Raich, Sherwin, 
Rafferty, Prithee, Huntley, Woodman— 14. 

Aid. Kann moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

Aid. Holden demanded 1he ayes and noes ; and 
the Council refused to adjourn by the following j 
vote : 

A V > jr_Ald.Gage,Earretl,Wicker,McRoy,Wilmarth 
Sheridan, Kann, Wallwork, Platch, Sherwin, Rat- 
ferty, Frisbee, Huntley, Woodman— 14. 

Ao> Aid. Knickerbocker, fchimp. Carter, Moore, 
Woodard, Holden, Bixby, Russell, Gastfleld, Proird- 
foot, Hottinger, Ruh, Lawson, Shacklord, Clark— 
15. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, N. D. 

The CommiHee on Streets and Alleys, N. D., to 
whom had been referred an ordinance lor gravelling | 
North Clark streel, Ircm North avenue to North 
Wells street , reported in favor ol the passage of the I 
same. 

Report concurred in, and ordinance passed by ayes 1 
and noes, as lollows : 

AV'* — Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, 
Barrett, Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarlh, Sheridan, 
Kann, Wallwork, Halch, Sherwin, Moore, Rafferty, 
Frisbee, Woodard, Holden, Bixby, Russell, Hunt- I 



lev. Gaetfleldj Broudroot, Hottinger, Rub, Lawson, 1 

Bnuckford, \\ oodman, Plafk (jg_ 

A en — None. 

A IsO, 

Repotted in (byot of the j,., nige of an ordinance 
for pi Dklogaliej In Bloc! 11, Wolcott'e Addition. 
Report concurred in, ami ordinance paeeed by ayog 

and iioch, ai- lol low p : 

AVt —Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, Hiimn, Carter, 

Barrett, Wlcl i r, McRoy. Wllmarth, i beridan, Kann, 
Wallwork, iiaich. Bberwio. Moore, Rafferty, iriH- i 

bee, Woodard. Holden. I'.lxby, Ifiunll, Huntley, 

Oaetfleld, Proud 'oot, Hottinger, Uuh, Lawi-on, 

Miacklord. VV oodmnii, < 'ark- ;l\K 
Aom — None. 

AIho, 

Reported in favor of the passage of an ordinance 1 
for frninff, curbing, grading and pavtos irtUi wooden 

bloc); pa\cment W ells htreet, from Hie river to Kin- j 
zie t treet. 

b'ejiort concurred In, and ordinunce panned by 
ayei and noen, an follow s : 

' Ay awl Gage. Knickerl ocl Br, Bbhnp. Carter, 
Barnrtt, Wicker. AlcKoy, Wilmartb, riherioan, Kann, 
Wallwork. Hatch, Mktv. In, Moore, Rafi'ert^, I rin- 
bee, W<;odard, Holdm. Llxby, Uneaell, liunlley, 
(iai-lfleld. Proud foot, Hottingf.T, Ruh, Lawson, 
Bhacklbra. Woodman, Clark-- 99. 
A'oe* — N one. 

AIpo, 

Reported in favor of the passaj." 1 of an ordinance 
for planking the alley in Block 14, Wolcotl's Addi- 
tion. 

Report concurred in, and ordinance passed by 

ajes and tiocf, as lollows: 

A !/<■'— Aid. Gate, Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, 
Barrett, Wicker. Mcltoy, Wilmarlh, Sherican, Kann, 
I Wallwork, Hatch, J-hen\5n, Moore, Pafcerty, Fris- 
bee, Woodard, Holden, Li::by, Russell, Huntley, 
Gastfield, Proudloot. Hottinger, Ruh, Lawson, 
Shacklord, Woodman, Clark — 2b. 
JSt>e& — None. 

Aid. Ron, of the same commit'.ee, submilted the 
following minority report, which on roolion of Aid. 
Holden was ordered to be laid over and published. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, 
in Common Council assembled : 
"i our Committee on Slreets end Alleys of N. D., 
tov\homv\as reierred a communication from the 
Board ol Public Works, recommending 1 he exten- 
sion of West While street west to Larrabee street, 
having bad the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report that I have carefully examined and consid- 
ered over the opening of West White street, to Lar- 
rabee street, and thai, it would be very necessary, 
and lhat the property owners of said street are 
greatly in fav or oi it, and find it a treat convenience 
and improv ement of said portion of Ihe N. 1)., and 
j ibat ii is a long dish nee from Chicago avenre to 
; Division streel on Larrabee, a distance of eight 
| blocks, and there has not been any assessment made 
; in lhat portion of the N. D. in the last ten or fifteen 
vears ; also lhat the property owners of said street 
find themselves in belter circums'ances at the pres- 
ent time than they might be hereaher to meet the as- 
! sessment. 

I therefore recommend the ertendon of said West 
I White street west to Larrabee street, as recom- 
mended by the Board of Public Works. 

Valektine Reh. 

STREETS A;n t D ALLEYS — W. 1). 

The Commitiee on Slreets and Alleys, West Di- 
vision, to whom had been referred an ordinance lor 
the consiruction of a sidewalk on the north side of 
Division street, from Noble street to Milwaukee 
avenue, reported in favor of the passage of the 
same. 

i Report concurred in and ordinance passed by ayes 
] and noes as follows: 

Ayes— Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, Shimp, Car- 
ter, Barrett, Wicker, McLoy, W ilmar'h, Sheridan, 
I Kann, Wallwork, Hatch, Sherwin. Moore, Kaferty, 
1 Fiisbee, Woodard, Holden, Bixby, Russell, Hunt- 
ley, Gastfield. Proudloot, Hottinger, Ruh, Lawson, 
Shacklord, Woodmxn, Clark— 29. 
Aces— None. 

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adjourn nn til Tuesday, August 29th, to take up 
business where left off. 

Aid. Knickerbocker moved to lay the motion on 
the table. 

Aid. Wicker demanded the ayes and noes; and 
the motion prevailed by the following vote: 

Ayes— Aid. Knic!-erbocker 3 Shimp, Carter, 
Moore, Woodard, Holden, Bixby, Russell, Gast- 
field, Proudfoot, Hotlinger, Ruh, Lawson, Shack - 
ford, Clark— 15. 

Noes— Aid. Gage, Barrett, Wicker, McRoy, Wil- 
marvh, Sheridan, Kann, Wallwork, Hatch, Sherwin, 
Rafferty, Frisbee, Huntley, Woodman— 14. 

The last named commn.tee also reported in favor 
of the passage of an ordinance for the construction 
of* a sidewalk on the west side of Noble street, from 
Milwaukee avenue to Division street. 

Report concurred in and ordinance passed by ayes 
and noes as follows : 

Ayes— Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, Shimp, Car- 
ter, Barrett, Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, Sheridan, 
Kann, Wallwork, Halch, Sherwin, Moore, l?afferty, 
Frisbee, Woodaid, Holden, Bixby, Russell, Hunt- 
ley, Gastfield, Proudfoot, Hottinger, Ruh, Lawson, 
Shack ord, Woodman, Clark— 29. 

Noes — None. 

Aid. Gage moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ until Monday, August 28, at 8 p. m., to take 
up business where left oil". 

Aid. Holden moved to lay the motion on the table. 

Aid. Wicker demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion prevailed, by the following vote: 

Ayes — Aid. Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, Moore, 
Woodard, Holden, Bixby, Russell, Gastfield, Proud- 
foot, Hottinger, Ruh, Lawson, Miackford, Clark— 15. 

Noes— Aid. Gage, Barretl, Wicker, McRoy, Wil- 
marth, Sheridan, Kann, Wallwork, Hatch, Sherwin, 
Ratferly, Frisbee, Huntley, Woodman — 14. 

The same Committee reported in favor of the 
passage of an ordinance lor a sidewalk on the west 
side of IS oble street from Chicago avenue to Indi- 
ana street. 

Report concurred in, and ordinance passed, by 
ayes and noes, as follows : 

Ayes — Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, 
Barrett, Wicker, MeRoy, Wilmarth, Sheridan, Kann, 
Wallwork, Hatch, sherwin, Moore, Rafferty, Fris- 
bee, Woodard, Holden, Bixby, Russell, Huntley, 
Gastfield, Proudfoot, Hottinger, Ruh, Lawson, 
Shackford, Woodman, Clark— 29. 

Noes — None. 

Aid. Gage moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ until Monday, August 28th, at 8 p. m., to take 
up business where left off. 

Aid. Holden moved to lay the motion on the ta- 
ble, and demanded the ayes and noes. 

The Clerk proceeded to call the roll, when Aid. 
Rafferty asked to be excused irom voting. 

Aid. Barrett demanded the ayes and noes (hereon, 
and the Alderman was excused by the following 
vote : 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, Bar- 
rett, Moore, Woodard, Holden, Bixby, Russell, 
Gastfield, Proudlool, Hottinger, Ruh, Lawson, 
Shackford, Clark — 16. 

Acs— Aid. Gage, Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, 
Sheridan, Kann, Wallwork, Hatch, Sherwin, Fris- 
bee, Hum ley, Woodman — 12. 

The motion of Aid. Holden then prevailed by the 
following vote: 

Ay*s — Aid. Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, Barrett, 
Sheridan, Wallwork, Moore, Woodard, Holden, 
Bixby, Russell, Proudfoot, Hottinger, Ruh, Law- 
son, Shackford, Clark— 17. 

Noes— Aid. Gage, Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, 
Kaun, Hatch, Sherwin, Frisbee, Huntley, Gastfield, 
Woodman^-11. 

The last named Committee also reported in fa- 
vor of the passage of an ordinance for the construc- 
tion of a sidewalk on the north side oi Lake street, 
fronting lots 14 and w, % 15, block 21, Carpenter's 
Addition. 

Report concurred in, and ordinance passed by 
ayes and noes as follows : 

Ayes— Gage, Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, Bar- 
reft, Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, Sheridan, Kann, 
Wallwork, Hatch, Sherwin, Moore, Rafferty, Fris- 
bee, Woodard, Holden, Bixby, Rusuell, Huntley, 



* Gastfield, Proudfoot, Hottinger, Ruh, Lawson, 
' Shackford, Woodman, Clark— 29. 
Noes— None. 

Aid. Wicker moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ until Saturday evening. 

Aid. Shimp moved to lay the motion on the table; 
and called for the ayes and noes. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote: 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, Kann, 
Wallwork, Moore, Woodard, Holden, Bixby, Rus- 
sell, Proudfoot, Hotlinger, Ruh, Lawson, Shack- 
ford and Clark— 16. 

Noes— Aid. Gage, Barrett, Wicker, McRoy, Wil- 
marth, Sheridao, Hatch, Sherwin, Ratferty, Frisbee, 
! Humley, Gastfield and Woodman— 13. 

Aid. Kann moved to reconsider the last vote ta-; 
ken. 

Aid Knickerbocker moved to lay the motion on 
the table ; and demanded the ayes and noes. 

The Clerk proceeded to call tneroll, when Aid. 
Barrett asked lobe excused from voting. 

The Alderman was excused by the following vote : 

Ays— Aid. Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, Moore, 
Woodard, Holden, Bixby, Gastfield, Proudfoot, 
Hottinger, Ruh, Lawson, Shackford, Woodman, 
Clark— 15. 

No?s— Aid. Gage, Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, 
Sheridan, Kann, Wallwork, Hatch, Sherwin, Raf- 
ferty, Frisbee, Russell, Huntley— 13. 

The call of the roll being resumed, the motion of 
Aid. Knickerbocker prevailed by the following vote : 
Ayes — Aid. Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, Moore, 
Rafferty, Woodard, Holden, Bixby, Russell, Gast- 
i field, Proudfoot, Hottinger, Ruh, Lawson, Shack- 
j ford, Clark— 16. 

I Noes— Aid. Gage, Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, 
Sheridan, Kann, Wallwork, Hatch, sherwin, Fris- 
bee, flunlley, Woodman— 12. 

The last named committee also reported in favor 
of the passage of an ordinance for planking an alley 
in blocks 2 and 22, School Section Addition. 

Report concurred in and ordinance passed, by 
ayes and noes, as follows : 

Ayes— AM. Gage, Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, 
Barrett, Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, Sheridan, Kann, 
Wallwork, Hatch, Sherwin, Moore, Ka'Verty, Fris- 
bee, Woodard, Holden, Bixby, Russell, Hunlley, 
Gastfield, Proud toot, Hottinger, Ruh, Lawson, 
Shackford, Woodman, Clark— 29. 

Noes— None. 

Aid. Wicker moved that ihe Council do now ad- 
journ until Friday night, 

Aid. Russell moved to lay the motion on the 
the table, 

Aid. McRoy demanded the ayes and noes ; and the 
motion prevailed by the Polio wing \ote: 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker Shimp, Carter. Barrett, 
Moore, Rafferty, Woodard, Holden, Bit; by, Russell, 
Gastfield, Proudfoot, Hottinger, Ruh, Lawson, 
Shackford, Woodman, Clark.— 18. 

Noes— Aid. Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, Sheridan 
Kann, Wallwork, Hatch, Sherwin, Frisbee, Hunt- 
ley— 11. 

Aid. Barrett moved to reconsider the last vote 
taken. 

Aid. Knickerbocker moved to lay the motion on 
the table and demanded the aye? and noes. 

The Clerk proceeded to call the roll, when Aid. 
Kann asked to be excused from voting. 

The ayes and noes being taken upon this ques- 
tion, Aid. Rafferty asked to be excused from voting 
thereon. 

The ayes and noes were then demanded upon the 
question of excusing Aid. Rafferty. 

The Clerk proceeded to call the roll, when Aid. 
Wicker asked to be excused from voting. 

The ayes and nays were called for upon this ques- 
tion also. 

ThQ Clerk proceeded to call the roll, when Aid. 
Wilmarth asked to be excused from voiing also. 

The Chair ruled the Alderman out of order : and 
stated that he should excuse any gentleman from 
voting if it was requested by two Aldermen. 

Aid. Kann appealed from the decision of the 
Chair, and demanded the ayes and noes. 

The Chair was sustained by the following vote : 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, Barrett, 
McRoy, Sheridan, Kann, Wallwork, Hatch, Sher- 



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win, Moore, Woodard, Holden, Bixby, Uuhhc]], 
Qaatfleld, Proudfoot, Hottinger, Kuk, Lawson, 
bhaokford. Woodman. ( inri> 

\o i Aid. (.age, \N icl.iT, L'iiik rlv, In <)>ee. Hunt 

loy— S. 

■\M. kiuiii moved to recoualder I In* vole on hih-- 
tnliiiii:; ihu (hair, and demanded I he uyea and 

DO H • 

Tha Council refused to raeos Idar by tbe follow- 
ing vote. Aid. wiiiiuirii) being axon m bj son ami 
of two aJdermen i 

Ay 8 — Aid. Uage, Barrett Wicker. McRoy, Bherl* 

dun, K.niii, Wallwork, llalcii, Kutlfern — 

A o t — Aid. Knickerbocker, bblmp,< ;ai 1ar,8henn in, 
Moore, tfrfoboe. Woodard, Bolden, Blsby, Russell, 
Huntley, Qaatfleld, Proudfoot. Hottinger, Sob, 
Lawson, Bhac iford. Woodman, Clark- -19. 

'i be <• ill ol the roll on excusing Aid. Wicker being 
resumed, AllLWllmartta again naked to be exenaoc. 

Be win rcliix-il l>y ill • lollowin" vol • 

.!'/•. — Aid. Knickerbocker,, bhimp, Carter, Kann, 
Wallwork, Sherwin, Moore, Woodard— 8. 

.\o-s— Aid. (J age, Barrett, Wicker, McRoy, Bheri- 
dan,lla ch, i-'rieboe, Holden Blxby,Kuatell,Huntley, 
Gaaifleld, Proudfoot., Hot linger, Boh, Lawson, 

Shackfordj W oodman, Clark— lit. 

Continuing tho call, Aid. Sheridan aaked to he 
excused. 

He was excused by the following vo<e: 

. I '/< .v— Aid. Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, Wall- 
work, Moore. Raftertv, Woodard, Holden, Bi :by, 
Ru sell, ProudfooL Hottinger, Huh, Bhaokford, 
Woodman, Clark— Hi. 

N068—A1&. Uage, Barrett, Wicker, McRoy, Wil- 
marth, Sheridan, Hatch, Sher«iu, Frisbec, Imul- 
lcy, Qaeifleld, Lawson— 12. 

Aid. Wicker was excused Irom voting on excu- 
sing Aid. Rafibrty, by :he following vole: 

Aysa—Ald. Knickerbocker, shimp. Carter, Wil- 
marih, Wallwork, Woodard, Holden, Bixby, Rus- 
sell, castfield, Proudfoot, Hotlinger, Run, Lawson, 
Shackford— 15. 

Noes— Aid. Cage, Barrett, Wicker, IVJeRoy, Sher- 
idan, Hatch. Sherwin, Moore, Frisbee, Huntley, 
Woodman, Clark — 12. 

Aid. RaUerty was excused from voting on excu- 
sing Aid. Kann, by the following v ote : 

Ay**— Aid. Knickerbocker, ShimD, Carter, Wall- 
work, Hatch, Moore, Woodard, Holden, Bixby, 
Proudfoot, Hoi linger, Ruh, Lawson, Shackford, 
"Woodman, Clark*— 16. 

Acs— Aid. Gage, Barrett. W r icker, McRoy, Wii- 
manh, Sheridan, Sherwin, RaHerty, Frisbee, Rus- 
sell. Huntley, Gael field— 12. 

Aid. Kann was excused from voling on Aid. 
Knickerbocker's original motion by the following 
vote : 

Ayes — Aid. Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, Wall* 
work, Havch, Moore, Woodard, Holden, Bixby, 



Proudloot, Hottinger, Huh, Lawson, Shackford, 

w oodxnan. I Hark — 16. 

AV^tf-Ald. Gage, Barrett, Wicker, McRoy, Wii- 
marth, Sheridan, Sherwin, Rafferty, Frisbee, Bus- 
all, Huntley, Gaatfleld— 12. 
Aid. Kn Ickerbocker motion 1 1 1 « - 1 1 prevailed i>y 

the follow ui" vol '■ : 

Ay>i — Aid. Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carler, 
Barrett, Wallwork, Hatch, Rail irty. Frisbee, Wood- 
ard, Holden, Bixby, Russell, Qaatneld. Proudloot, 
Hottinger, nub, Lewaon. Bhaokford, Clark— 19, 

\ u s-- Aid. Uage. Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, 

Shoridan ; Sherw in. Moon', Iluntl< >, Woodman— '.J. 
Aid. Woodman made Hie following motion : 

"I more that tbl council adjourn until next 

.Monday < w niug to hike no hu- 'in- • .-• where we leave 

off to-night, with the pledge that we will noi tiii- 
b us tor on that meeting/ 1 

Aid. Shackford moved to lay lh" motion on the 
table, and called lor the a\e : and DOC , 

Ay.H— Aid. Knickerbocker, shimp, Carter, Bar- 
ren,, Kami, Moore, Woodard, Holden, Bixby, Rue- 
sell, Qaatneld, Prottdfooi, Hottinger, tiuh, IjUwhoij, 

Bhaokford, Clark— 17. 

Now— Aid. 11 age, Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarlh. Sber- 
dan, Wallwork, Hatch, Sherwin, Kaiierty, Frlabee, 

Huntley, Woodman— 12. 

Aid. Kann moved to reconsider the last vote, and 

called for the ayes and noes. 

The Clerk proceeding to call the roll, Aid. Bar- 
rel! asked lo he excused Irom voling. 

In taking ibc a.ves and noes on lhm question Aid. 
Wi'marlh asked to be e::cuscd from voting. 

Aid. Holden desired that his protest should be 
entered on the minutes against the puerile aclion 
of the Council. 

Aid. W iimarh was excused by the following vote: 

Ay.n— Aid. Knickerbocker, bhlmp, Carter, Bar- 
rett, Kann, Wallwork, Sherwin, .Moore, Rafferiv, 
Woodard, Holden, Lixby, Kussell, Hmtley, Proud- 
loot, iloLtin^er, Ruh, Lawson, Shacklordand Clark 
— 2U. 

Nces— Aid. Gage, Wicker, McRoy, Sheridan, 
Hatch, Fiisbee, Gastfleld and Woodman— 8. 

Continuing the call ot the roll on excusing Aid. 
Barret', Aid. Sheridan asked to be excused. 

The Alderman's request was refused, and Aid. 
Barreti was excused by the lollowing vote: 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carler, Wall- 
work, Moore, Fricbee, Woodard, Holden, Bixby, 
Gastfi eld, froudloot, Hottinger, Ruh, Lawson and 
Shackford— 1(5. 

A 7 o"6— Aid. Gage, Wicker, McBoy, Sheridan, 
Karn, Hatch, Sherwin, RafTerty, Russell, Huntley, 
Woodman and Clark — 12. 

And, on motion of Aid. Woodard. Ihe Council 
adjourned. 

A. H. BODMAN, City Clebk. 



REGULAR MEETING, 



Chicago, Sept. 4=th, 1865. 



OFFICIAL REPORT. 



Present— His Honor, Mayor Riee, and Aldermen 
Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, Barrett, Wicker, 
McRoy, Wilmarth, Sheridan, Kann, Wallwork, 
Hatch, Moore, Frishee, Woodard, Talcott, Holden, 
Bixby, Bond, Russell, Huntley, Proudfood, Hottin- 
ger, Run, Lawson, Shackford, Woodman and 
Clark. 

Absent— Aldermen Gage, Sherwin, Rafferty, Gast- 
fleld and Franzen. 

The Clerk being absent, Aid. Wicker moved that 
John S. Zimmerman be appointed City Clerk pro 
tern. Carried. • 

MINUTES. 

On motion of Aid. Carter, the minutes of the 
proceedings of the last regular meetings were ap- 
proved without reading- 

VETO MESSAGES. 

The Clerk read the following veto message from 
His Honor Mavor Rice. 

To the Honorable the Common Council of Chicago : 

Gentlemen : I return to you the ordinance pass- 
ed by you on Monday, August 21, 1865, for the 
dredging of "Scanlon or Haley" Slough, seventy 
feet wide and twelve leet deep, without my ap- 
proval. The Board of Public Works tell me the 
above dredging is not necessary to abate the nui- 
sance now existing there. The city has no right in 
the premises further than to abate said nuisance. I 
am truly sorry this is so, as there is no work in 
this city more necessary to be done ; but the city 
has no more control over it than of any other pri- 
vate property. Respectfully, 

J. B. RICE, Mayor. 

Aid. McRoy moved a reconsideration of the vote 
by which the above mentioned ordinance wal pass- 
ed. Carried. 

Aid. Sheridan moved its passage. 

After a lengthened debate, the following commu- 
nication, from the Board of Public Works, was read 
by permission of the Council : 

Chicago, Sept. 4, 1865. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, 

in Common Council Assembled : 

The Board of Public Works respectfully report 
that having examined the records relative to the 
lands adjacent to Haley's Slough with more care 
than was possible at the time of rendering our re- 
port to your honorable body, at your last session, 
concerning said slough, we do not find that it has 
ever been legally recognized as a navigable stream, 
and do not, therefore, think that the city should as- 
sume the responsibility of now declaring it to be 
such. 



At, the same time the Board do not see any objeo 
tion 'to permitting parties at their own expense to 
construct a slip there, which shall be navigable, 
provided that the city shall be protected from the 
expense of constructing and maintaining movable 
bridges where streets shall cross the slip. 

J. G. Gindele, 
Fbed. Letz, 
O. J. Rose, 
Board of Public Works. 
Aid. Sheridan then demanded the ayes and noes 
on the passage of the ordinance. 
The question was lost by the following vote : 
Ayes— -Aid. Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, Bar- 
rett, McRoy, Wilmarth, Sheridan, Kann, Wall- 
work, Hatch, Moore, Frisbee, Bixby, Woodman, 
Clark— 15. 

Noes— Aid. Wicker, Woodard, Talcott, Holden, 
Bond, Huntley, Proudfoot, Hottinger, Ruh, Law- 
son, Shackford — 11. 

The Clerk also read the following veto message 
from his Honor, Mayor Rice : 
The Honorable the Common Council of Chicago : 

Gentlemen — Having returned the ordinance for 
the widening and deepening of Scanlon or Haley 
Slough, without my approval, I also return the or- 
dinance changing the name of said slough, with- 
out my approval, for the reason that the change of 
name properly appertaining to the improved condi- 
tion contemplated of said slough is no longer of 
force. Respectfully, J. B. Rice. 

Aid. Ruh moved to reconsider the vote had at the 
last meeting, whereby the above mentioned ordi- 
nance was passed. Carried. 

Aid. Bond moved to lay the ordinance on the 
table. Carried. 

petitions and communications. 

Petition of Patrick Matthis for a free license to 
peddle ; and 

Petition of H. A. Getze for a free license to ped- 
dle, were 

Referred to Committee on Licenses. 

Petition of Geo. Schnoedt praying for remunera- 
tian for the loss of his horse, which was fatally 
injured in consequence of a defective pavement. 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Proudfoot introduced a communication cov- 
ering the following preamble and resolution : 

Whebeas, the Common Council of the city of Chi- 
cago did, on the 21st day of October, 1864, pass the 
following ordinance, to-wit : 
'"•An Ordinance xn regard to the Chicago Cemetery, 

and to establish a Public Park in the North Divi- 
sion.'''' 

Sec. 1. "That hereafter, nobody shall be buried 
in the Chicago Cemetery, except in the lots which 
have been sold by the city." 



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1 1 . -'. "Dedicatee the north end <>i Um oamtojy 
i oandi Ibi i public pork." 
Bio. 8. "Thu ordinance » ball take eflbol front end 

lifter it* |»»HHUg«!." 

\m> win in am, on the iT>tii day of February, a.d. 
i uo.en agreement In writing wss entered Into l>y 
end between the citj ol Chicago, of the one pert, 
mill tin- Roeehill i rini'irn Company, of the other 
pert, in end by which i roemeni the said (loeebill 
Cemeterj Company were to set apart en spproprl 

iil< .«■( i inn of .ml cemetery groundH (to l)r Iimtcuh- 

ed i ron i i Hue lo i Hue, as drcnmitanoe ; required, > 

a buiisl place lor nil such hodhiH us naid city of 

Chicago, by lie proper officer*, might direct to be 
therein Interred, and the sold cltyoi Chicago agreed 

lo pay lor each ai:d every of lUOh Interments Hie 
HUD ol' one dollar and llllv renin ; and whereas, It. 

wss alio agreed by the laTd Cemetery Company, 

Dial they would make any Interments In llieir 

groundi whic h mlgh! he desired, other than inch 
as were made el the expense of said city, for Che 

■Um of I wo dollars lor each and every of Mich oilier 
interments, thus affording facilities: lor the inter* 
nient of such hodies as had heen, tor years before, 
m ade in the public ground of the Chicago City 

Cemetery ; 

And wiiDitEAs, by 1 lie record of interments kept 
by the Officer in charge of t he Haid Chicago City 
Cemetery, it appears that since the Tut day 
Of January, 1866. ihore have been interred in said 
public ground of said Chicago City Cemetery 688 
bodies, G.'} of which interments were made by the 
orders of cily officers, and at the expcnie of said 
city, beside the bodies of 1,107 deceased rebels, 
which have also been buried in the public ground 
ot said City Cemetery since the passage ot the 
above named ordinance, by the orders of said city 
otllcers ; 

And Whereas said ordinance is a "dead letter," 
and interments are constantly being made in the 
said public grounds of said City Cemetery, thereby 
greatly endangering the health of said city, and 
particularly in view of the fact that there are indica- 
tions thai pestilence will he raging through the 
land ere many months ; 

It is Jureby Besolvtd^ That the Board 
of Public Works, or other proper officers 
of the said city of Chicago, are nereby directed to 
gee that the provisions ot said ordinance are imme- 
diately carried into effect, and that from this time 
no permission be granted for the hurial of any 
hodies brought for interment, in the said public 
ground of said Chicago City Cemetery. 

I would respectfully ask the passage of the fore- 
going resolution. L. Proudfoot, 

Alderman 13th Ward. 

Aid. Clark moved the adoption of the resolution. 
Carried. 

A communication was received from the Oak- 
wood Cemetery Association in relation to the in- 
terment of bodies to he buried at the expense of the 
city ; which, on motion of Aid. Bond, was 

Referred to Committee on Wharves and Public 
Grounds. 

A communication was received from Aid. McEoy 
asking the passage of an order compelling the Chi- 
cago City Railway Company to remove all obstruc- 
tions, except a single track, on Indiana avenue with- 
in three days after the close of the State Fair. 

Referred to Committee on Railroads. 

A petition signed hy H, B. Rugerand others, ask- 
ing for the remission of a fine imposed upon John 
Frazier, for violation of the health ordinance, was 

Referred to Committee pn Finance. 

Petition of John Felber, for a free license to ex- 
hibit a hand organ, was, on motion of Aid. Wicker. 
Granted. 

Petition of Zebulon Burdick, for a free license to 
peddle, was, on motion of Aid. Bond. Granted. 

A communication from citizens residing in the 
North Division in relation to the proposed improve- 
ment of Wolcoft and Division streets was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
N. D. 

Petition of sundry citizens for the opening of 
Third avenue to Fourteenth street was 
Referred to the Board of Public Works. 
The remonstrance of Simon Callaghan against 



kbOOpeuimj Of While sired was 

Referred to Committee on strcetH and Alleys, 
V I). 

Aid. Kami Introduced a communication asking 

for the passage ot an order establishing a police 
eub-stauon louth of Twelfth itreet. 
Referred to Committee on Police. 

ici POUTS OK OriTCEBSi 

The Board of Public Works submitted an ordi 

nance lor the laying down of private drain" On 
South UiSallc street, between Wan Illusion and 
Madf-oii stn-i tH. 

There being no objection, the ordinance was put 
upon iIm passu"!-, and was pas«ed by ayes and nocH, 
as follow : 

AytH — Aid. Knickerbocker, shimp, Osrter, Bar- 
rett Wicker. McKoy, Wilmerth, Sheridan, Kann, 
Walhvork, Match, Moore, Krlsbee. Woodard. Tal 

coii, Bolden. Hixby, Bond. Huntley, Protitifbot, 

Hottlnger, Rub, Ijuvhou, Shackford, Woodman, 
Clark— W, 
Noen— None. 

Also. 

Submitted an ordinance lor the JayiDg down of 
private drain? in North Clark streel. 

There being no obieciion, the ordinance was put 
upon itH passage, and was passed by ayes and noes, 
as follOSB : 

Ayen— Aid. Knickerbocker, Sbimp, Carter, Uar- 
rett. Wicker, McKoy, Wilmarth. Sheridan, Kann, 
Wallwork. Ilalcb, frisbee, Woodard. Talcott, Hol- 
den, Hixby, Bond, Huntley, Proudfoot. ilotlinger, 
Bub, Lawson, Shackford, Woodman, Clark— 20. 

Noes— Is one. 

Also, 

Submitted an ordinance for laying down prtvate 
drains in East Van Buren street, from State street 
to the river. 

There being no objection, the ordinance was put 
upon its passage ; and was passed by ayes and noes 
as follows : 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, Barrett, 
Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, Sheridan, Kann, Wall- 
work, Hatch, Frisbee, Woodard, Talcott, flolden, 
Bixby, Bond, Huntley, Proudfoot, Ilottinger, Ruh, 
Lawson, Shackford, Woodman, Clark— 25. 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

Submitted an ordinance for paving, with wooden 
block pavement, Wells street from Van Buren to 
Taylor street. 

There being no objection, the ordinance was put 
upon its passage ; and was passed by ayes and noes 
as follows : 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, Bar- 
rett, Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, Sheridan, Kann, 
Wallwork, Hatcn, Moore, Frisbee, Woodard. Tal- 
cott, Holden, Bixby, Bond, Huntley, Prondfoot, 
Hottinger, Ruh, Lawson, Shackford, Woodman, 
Clark— 26. 

Aloes— None. 

Also, 

Submitted an ordinance for extending Goethe 
street, east to Wolcott street. 

Aid. Lawson presented a remonstrance against the 
same ; both of which were 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys N. 
D. 

Also, 

Submitted ordinances for improvements in the 
South Divison as follows : 

For paving South Wells street with wooden block 
pavement from South Water street to Lake street ; 

For paving and curbing VanBuren street from 
State street to Michigan avenue ; 

For a sidewalk on both sides of Twelfth street 
from Clark street to the river ; 

For planking that portion of Haddock Place un- 
planked in block 20, Original Town ; 

For a sidewalk on the west side of Vincennes 
road from Douglas avenue to Egan avenue. All of 
which were referred to Committee on Streets and 
Alleys S. D. 

Also, 

Submitted ordinances for improvements in the 
North Division as follows : 

For planking an alley in Block 5 Kinzie's Addi- 
tion ; 



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For planking an alley in N % Block 27 Wolcott's 
Addition ; 

For planking alley in Block 10 Wolcott's Addi- 
tion ; all of wnich were 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys N. 
D. 

Also, 

Submitted ordinances for improvements in the 
"West Division as follows : 

For a sidewalk on the east side of Newberry 
gtreet from Maxwell street 1o Twelfth street; 

For a sidewalk on the south side of Chicago 
avenue from Reuben street to Paulina street ; 

For the vacation of an alley between lots 22, 24, 
and 21, 25,S Wabansia Addition. 

For the extension of Rubel street to Canal Port 
avenue ; all of which were 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
W. D. 

Also, 

Submitted an ordinance for the erection of lamp 
posts on Sixteenth street, between Indiana avenue 
and Prairie avenue. 

Referred to Committee on Gas Lights. 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES, 

FINANCE. 

Aid. Bond, of Committee on Finance, to whom 
had been referred the petition of the Trustees of the 
First Baptist Church for remission of taxes on 
church property, reported in favor of granting the 
same. 

Report accepted and concurred m by ayes and 
noes as follows : 

Ayes— Aid.. Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, Bar- 
rett, "Wicker, McRoy, Wilmart.h, Sheridan, Kann, 
Wallwork, Hatch, Moore, Woodard, Talcott, Hol- 
den, Bixby, Bond, Russell, Huntley, Proudfoot, Hot- 
tinger, Ruh, Lawson, Sbackford, Woodman, Clark 
—26. 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

Of the same committee submitted the following 
report, which, on motion of Aid. Barrett, was or- 
dered to be laid over and published: 
To the Mayor and Aldermen in Common Council 

assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was re- 
ferred the petition ot Hon. Julian S. Rumsey, to be 
reimbursed in the sum of six hundred and twenty- 
eight and seventy-five one-hundredths dollars, 
($■628.75-100) attorney's fees, paid by him in the de- 
fence of a suit brought against him, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report : 

The facts, as your committee understand them, 
are as follows : During Mr. Rumsey's term of office 
as Mayor, a certain claim, to the amount of $6,000, was 
presented, and the collection of the same Irom the 
city prosecuted in such a manner that the Mayor 
thought it his duty t© make charges against a cer- 
tain Alderman for being interested in the origin, 
prosecution and result of said claim, in an illegal 
and improper manner. In doing this he acted with 
ihe full knowledge and advice of Hie then Counsel 
to the Corporation, and in a way fully justified oy 
the action of the city government, in ever since re- 
fusing to pay the said $6,000 claim, and by the Su- 
perior Court of Chicago and the Supreme Court of 
the State, in deciding, as they have, that, his action 
in Ihe premises was entirely legal and proper. 

Your committee have submitted Mr. Rumsey's 
claim to the Counsel to the Corporation, and while 
he reports that in hts opinion " the city is not le- 
gally liable to pay the claim, it probably is an equi- 
table one, and the facts should be ascertained, and 
what is right and just between Mr. Rumsey and the 
city, should be done.' 1 

Mr. Rumsey simply presents the bill of his attor- 
neys for defending him from what the courts have 
decided to have been an unjust and groundless suit, 
brought against him for doing an official duty, as 
Maj or of the city, asking no compensation for his 
own time, and the many other ex- 
penses always attending a suit at law, 
and in the opinion of your commitlee the 
city is in honor bound to pay this bill. It would 
be no more than any member of this board would, 
do by au employe of his own or expect of an em- 



ployer. It Is a Simple act of justice, and your com* 
mittee would recommend that it be paid. 
Chicago, Aug. 21, 1865. 

Respectfully submitted. 
Charles C. P. Hodden, < w . „„„„ n ftmm ,tf A 
Chas. G. Wicker, j- Finance Committee 

Also, 

Of the same committee reported adversely to re* 
turning $2.00 paid for a peddler's license by 
Thomas O'Malla. 

Report accepted and concurred in. 

Also, 

Of the same comniittee reported in favor of re- 
mitting the fine of $26.00 imposed upon Charles 
Batten for a violation of the health ordinance. 

Report accepted and concurred in by ayes and 
noes as follows : 

Ayes-^AiA. Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, Bar- 
rett, "Wicker, McRoy, "Wilmarth, Sheridan, Kann, 
Wallwork, Hatch, Moore, Holden, Bixby, Bond, 
Russell, Huntley, Proudioot, Hottinger, Ruh, Law- 
son, Shackford, Woodman, Clark—24. 

Noes— Aid. Woodard, Talcott— 2. 

Also, 

i Of the same committee reported in favOr of refer- 
ring the claim of Patrick Carmcdy, for return of 
license money, to the Comptroller. 
Report accepted and concurred in. 

Also., 

Of the same committee, submitted a report recOni- 
mending that the committee be authorized to pur- 
Chase a suitable safe for the City Clerk's office. 

Report accepted and concurred in by ayes and 
noes as follows : 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, Bar* 
rett, Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, Sheridan, Kann', 
Wallwork, Hatch, Moore, Frisbee, Woodard, Tal* 
cott, Holden, Bixby, Bond, Russell, Huntley, Proud- 
foot, Hottinger, Ruh, Lawson, Shackford, Wood* 
man, Clark— 27. 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

Of the same committee, reported in favor of paying 
the expenses incidental to the sickness of John 
Powell, a deceased fireman, to the amount of 
$189.05. 

Report concurred in by eyes and noes as follows : 
Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, Bar- 
rett, Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, Sheridan, Kann, 
Wallwork, Hatch, Moore, Frisbee, Talcott, Holden, 
Bixby, Bond, Russell, Huntley, Proudfoot, Hottin- 
ger, Ruh, Lawson, Shackford, Woodman, Clark— 26. 
Noes— Aid. Woodard— 1. 

Aid. Talcott, by permission of the Council, in- 
troduced an ordinance lor the extension of the 
Horse Railway to the Union Stock Yards,and moved 
ts reference to Committee on Railroads, Carried. 

EIRE AND WATER. 

Aid. Huntley, of Committee on Fire and Water, 
reported in favor of granting a fireman's diploma to 
D. S. Burke. 

Report accepted and concurred ifc. 

JUDICIARY. 

Aid. Knickerbocker, of Committee on Judiciary, 
submitted the following report; which, on motion 
of Aid. Proudioot, was ordered to be 

Laid over and published. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chi- 
cago, in Common Council assembled : 
Your Committee on Judiciary to whom was re- 
ferred the petition of Bernard Phillips, City 
Weigher, together with an ordinance concerning 
city scales , and to fix the fees and regulate the 
duties of City Weigher, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report that your com- 
mittee have examined said ordinance and approve 
of the same and your committee would therefore 
recommend that said ordinance be passed. 
All of which is respectfully submitted. 

L°E ^ A ^ KNICKIfiRB0CKER ' } Com. oh Judiciary 

An Ordinance concerning City Scales, and to fix 
the fees and regulate the duties of City Weigher. 
Be it Ordained by the Common Council of the City 

of Chicago. 

Section 1. That it shall be the duty of the 
Board of Public Works of the city of Chicago 



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»<> purchase "d locale, at the nteM of said 
city, one i»r more c»l< ■ In < iich du I ion of said 
city, to i"- marked and I, noun, win ■ M loctted, aj 
City Scale*. 

Si < . J . Said hchIc hull bo placed IntheCUStOdy 
r.i | he City VVelffhor, cruder the direction of the 

r.c u (I dl I'uhllc VVorliM. 

Ski . M. Tho City Woi| hci brforo In- enters upon 
the discharge of hi • official do ties, shuii cuter Imo 
it liond, In the panal SUH) of tl vi' thoiiHaiid dollarw, 
Willi two or more - urel leu, conditioned lor I he faith 

iiii iii charge of hit dntlei and the payment ol any 
damages thai may accrue to any person, firm or dor 
p oration bj res on ol his n Ins am Dal i weight or 
Issuing anj in' oi reel certifloaii . 

si. i L it shall be the duty of the City Weigher 
to wci"ii any coal, grain or other articlei thai may 
be brought to the * h\ Bcoles, when io requested 
by the person or persons bringing the same. 

S11..1. 'fin* Oitj Weigher shall have power io 
tjmolnl aii N cv tan deputies to attend said scales, 

Sua the Official bond of said City Weigher shall be 
boh U ii and an w ei able lor the acts of said deputies. 

81 m . 6i The City Weigher shall, either in person 
or by some one of his deputies, be presetU at said 
scales during all reasonable hours each day, during 
lb • term ol In" ofllce, Sundays and public holidays 
f xeepled. 

Bio. 7. Whenever any person shall purchase any 
coal within iho limits of the city ol Chicago, and at 
the time of such purchase shall tender to the per- 
son, firm 01 corporation from whom such coal is 
pin chased, the Cily Weigher's fees and twenty-five 
eents lor each load of not less than one-half Ion, 
where the coal is situated one-half mile or upwards 
from the nearest city scale, it shall be the duty of 
such person, linn or corporation to procure and de- 
liver the City Weigher's certificate with the coal to 
the purchaser thereof; and any person, firm or cor- 
poration who, upon such tender being made as 
aforesaid, shall refuse or neglect to comply with 
the provisions of this section, shall forfeit and pay, 
for each neglect or refusal as aforesaid, a sum not 
less than five nor more than twenty-five dollars. 

Sec. 8. The City Weigher shall be allowed the 
following fees in addition to any revenue stamps 
that may be required: For weighing one ton or less, 
ten cents; lor weighing mors than one ton, twenty 
cents. To be paid in every case by the person, firm 
or corporation lor whom such service shall be per- 
formed. 

Sec. 9. Tbe City Weigher shall keep an accurate 
record of all articles weighed by him, and the lees 
by him. receiv ed therefor, and shall make a return of 
the same to the City Comptroller monthly, under 
oath, and shall pay ten per centum of all the money 
received by him lot* fees into the City Treasury, for 
the nee of the city of Chicago, 

Sec. 10. This act stall be in force from and after 
its passage. 

LICENSES. 

Aid. WiGker, of Committee on Licenses, to whom 
had been referred the petitions of John Caruthers 
and John McKnight, for free peddler's licenses, re- 
ported adversely to granting the same. 

Reporred accepted and concurred in. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS 8, D. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys S.D., to 
whom had been referred an ordinance for the estab- 
lishment of courts or parks on Michigan avenue, 
reported in favor of the passage of the same. 

Report concurred in and ordinance passed by 
ayes and noes, as iollows : 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, Bar- 
rett, Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, Sheridan, Kann, 
Wallwork, Hatch, Moore, Frisbee, Woodard, Tal- 
cott, Bixby, Bond, Russell, Huntley, Proudfoot, 
Hotringer, Huh, Lawson, Shackford, Woodman, 
Clark— -26. 

Noes— Aid. Holden— 1. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of the passage of an ordinance 
for private drains in Assessor's Division of N. W. 
frac'l J4 of Sec. 22, 39, 14. 

Report concurred in and ordinance passed by ayes 
and noes as follows : 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, Bar- 
rett, Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, Sheridan, Kann, 



Walk- orl , Hutch, Mooro, Frisbee, Woodard, Tai- 

cott, Holden, Bixby, Bond, Russell, Huntley, 
Proudfoot, HotUnger, Kuh, Lawson, Hbackford, 

Woodman, Clark— Iff, 

A'OtH— Nolle. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of the parage of un ordinance 
for planking alleys in Blocks lira and ISOttchool 

t SOI Ion Addll ion. 

Report concurred In and ordinance pussed byayeH 
and noes an follows : 

.i'/-"-Aid. Knickerbocker, Shimp, carter, Har- 

rotl, Wicker, Ml boy, Wllmanb. Hbefcldan, Kann, 

Wail work. Hatch, Moore, Frisbee, Woodard, Tal- 
cott, Holden, Bixby, Bond, Russell, Huntley, 
I'roiidlool, Kuh, Law.- on, Shackford, Woodman, 

Clark -8o\ 

JSoto N one. 

Also, 

Reported In favor of the pa 1 - Huge of an ordinance, 
for planking alley in Block II, brae. See. 1.1 Addi 
lion. 

Ib port concurred In and ordinance passed byayea 
and noes as lollows : 

Ay68*-A\A. Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, I'.ar- 
rett. Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth. Sheridan, Kann, 

Wallwork, Hatch, .Moore, Frfobee, Woodard, Tal 
colt, Holden, Bixby, Bond, Bus sell, Proudfoot, 
Kuh, Lawson, Woodman, Clark-.il. 
Noes — None. 

Also. 

Reoorted in favor of the passage of an ordinance 
for paving LaSalle street wrtb wooden block pave- 
meut, from Wanhington street to Madison street. 

Report concurred in and ordinance passed by 
ayes and noes as follows: 

Ay> 8 — Aid. Knickerbocker, ShimpX'arter, Barrel t, 
Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth. Sheridan. Kann, Wall- 
work, Hatch, Moore, Frisbee, Woodard, ialcott, 
Holden, Bixby, Bond, Russell, Pioudiool, Ruby 
Shackford, Woodman, Clark— 24. 

Noes— Is one. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of the passage of an ordinance 
for paving Caihoun Place, trom LaSalle to Clark 
street. 

Report concurred in and ordinance passed by 
ayes and noes, as follows : 

Ayes— A\d. Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, Bar- 
rett, Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, Sheridan, Kann, 
Wallwork, Hatch, Moore. Frisbee. Woodard, Tal- 
cotf, Holden, Bixby, Bond, Russell, Proudfooty 
Rub, Shackford, Woodman, Clark— 24. 

Aces— None. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of tbe passage of an ordinance 
for planking alleys in Block 4, Port Dearborn Addi-* 
tion. * 

Report concurred in and ordinance passed by 
ayes and noes as follows : 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, Bar- 
rett, Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, Sheridan, Kann, 
Wallwork, Hatch, Moore, Frisbee, Woodard, Tal- 
cott, Bixby, Bond, Russell, Proudfoot, Hottmger, 
Run, Shackford, Woodman, Clark-*-24. 

Noes— None. 

STREETS AND ALLET, N. 1). 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, N. D., to 
whom had been referred an ordinance for a side- 
walk on Clybourne avenue from Sheffield avenue to 
Asylum Place, reported in favor of the passage of 
the same. 

Report concurred in and ordinance passed by ayes 
and noes as follows : 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, Bar- 
rett, Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, Sheridan, Kann, 
Wallwork, Hatch, Moore, Frisbee, Woodard, Tal- 
cott, Holden, Bixby, Bond, Russell, Huntley, Proud-* 
foot, Hottinger, Run, Lawson, Shackford, Wood- 
man, Clark— 27. 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

Reported m favor of the passage of an ordinance 
for a sidewalk on the west side of Burling street 
from Willow to Centre. 

Report concurred in and ordinance passed by ayes 
and noes as follows : 



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Ayes-± Aid. KhidkerbocKer, Shimp, Carter, Bar- 
rett, Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, Sheridan, Kann, 
Walhvork, Hatch, Moore, Frisbee, Woodard? Tal- 
colt, Holden, Bixby, Bond, Russell, Huntley, Proud- 
foot, Hottinger, Ruh, Lawson, Shackford, Wood- 
man, Clark— 27. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of the passage of an ordinance 
for planking an alley in block 35, WolcoU's Addi- 
tion. 

Report concurred in and ordinance passed by 
ayes and noes as follows : 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, Bar- 
rett, Wicker, McRoy? Wilmarth, Sheridan, Kann, 
Wallwork, Hatch, Moore, Frisbee, Woodard, Tal- 
cott, Holden? Bixby, Bond, Russell, Proudfoot, Hot- 
tinker, Ruh, Lawson, Shackford, Woodman? Clark 
—26. 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

Submitted the following report, which, on mo- 
tion pf Aid. Woodman, was ordered to be 

Laid over and published. 
To the Mayor and Aldermeftof the City of Chicago 

in Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, N. D«, to 
Whom was referred the pelition of the Lake View 
Avenue Company for right of way, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage ol the accompanying reso- 
lution. 

Samuel Shackford, ' 

Valentine Ruh, . Committee . 

Li Proudfoot, 

Robert Clark, 
Resolved^ That the right of way be? and is hereby, 
granted to the Lake View Avenue Company over 
the" property Of the city of Chicago, one hundred 
and fifty feet wide, next and ( adjacent to the present 
high water" mark of Lake Michigan? commencing at 
the south line of ihe ground now used as the Chi- 
cago City Cemetery, and running thence along Ihe 
shore ot Lake Michigan to Asylum Place, and com- 
mencing again at Fullerton avenue, and running 
thence along the said shore to the north line of the 
south-east quarter of Section twenty-eight, in Town- 
ship forty, nor'h ot* Range fourteen, east of the ihird 
principal meridian* , 

Provided, however, That said Lake View Avenue 
Company shall, on or before the first day of August, 
A. D. 1866, make and complete in good order, a road 
across said property, at least fifty le&t wide, and 
shall finish and improve the ground for the full 
width hereby granted, within a reasonable time 
thereafter. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of the passage of an ordinance 
for planking an alley in block 3U, WolCott's Addi- 
tion. 

Report concurred in and ordinance passed by 
ayes and roes as follows : 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, Bar- 
rett, Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, Sheridan, Kann, 
Wallwork, Hatch, Moore, Frisbee, Woodard, Tal- 
cott, Holden, Bixby, Bond, Russell, Huntley, Proud- 
foot, Hottinger, Ruh, Shackford, Woodman, Clark 
—26. 

Noes— None. 

streets and Alleys, w. d. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. D., io 
whom had been referred an ordinance for private 
drains on West Randolph street, reported in favor 
of t he passage of the same. 

Report concurred in and ordinance passed by ayes 
and noes as follows : 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, Bar- 
rett, Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, bheridan, Kann, 
Wallwork, Hatch, Moore, Frisbee, Woodard, Tal- 
cott, Holden, Bixby, Bond, Russell, Huntley, 
Proudfoot, Hottinger, Ruh, LawsOn, Shackford, 
Woodman, Clark--27. 

Noes-* -None. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of the passage of an ordinance 
for extending Bunker street, east to Desplaineis 
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Report concurred in? and drdinatice passed by 
ayes and noes, as follow : 

Ay'es— Aid. Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, Bar- 
rett, Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, Sheridan, Kann, 
Wallwork, Hatch, Moore, Frisbee, Woodard, Tal- 
cott, Holden , Bixby, Bond, Russell, Huntley, 
Proudfoot, Hottinger, Ruh, Lawfcon, Shackford* 
Woodman. Clark^=27. 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

Reported in favdt of the passage of an ordinance 
for planking Lumber street, from Lot 1, Block 4? 
W. y % and S. E. 34 Of Sec. 21, to P., Ft. W. & C. 
R* R. 

Report concurred in, and ordinance passed by" 
ayes and noes, as, follow : 

Ayes *= Aid. Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, Bar- 
rett, Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, Sheridan, Kanri, 
Wallwork, Hatch, Moore, Frisbee, Woodard, Tal- 
cott, Holden, Bixby, Bond, Russell, Huntley, 
Proudfoot, Hottinger, Ruh, Lawson, Shackford, 
Woodman, Clark— 27. 

Noes— None. 

AISO4 

Reported in favor of the passage of an ordinance! 
for planking an alley in south part of Block 43 
Sdhool Section Addition. 

Report concurred in and ordinance passed by ayes 
and noes as follows : 

Ayes ^Ald. Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, Bar- 
rett, Wicker, Mclidy, Wilmarth, Sheridan, Kann, 
Wallwork, Hatch, Moore, Frisbee, Woodard, Tal- 
cott, Holden, Bixby, Bond, Russell, Huntley, 
Proudfoot, Hottinger, Ruh, Lawson, Shackford, 
Woodman and Clark— 27. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

Reported in favdr of the passage of an ordinandi, 
for planking an alley in Block 14, W y z and W y 2 of 
N. K 14 Section 17, 

Report concurred in and ordinance passed by ayes 
and noes as follows : 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, Bar- 
rett, Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, Sheridan, Kann, 
Wallwork, Hatch, Moore, Frisbee, Woodard, Tal- 
cott, Holden, Bixby, Bond, Russell, Huntley, 
Proudfoot, Hottinger, Ruh, Lawson, Shackford, 
Woodman and Clark— 27. 

Noes — None. 

GAS LIGHTS. 

Aid. Wilmarth of the* Coirimittee on Gas Lights' 
reported in favor of the passage of an ordinance for 
the erection of lamp-posts on West Indiana street? 
from Halsted to Morgan. 

Report concurred in and ordinance passed by ayes 
and noes as follows : 

Ayes — Ald.Kmckerbocker,Shimp, Carter, Barrett? 
Wicker, Mclloy, Wilmarth, Sheridan, Kann, Wall- 
work, Hatch, Moore, Frisbee, Woodard, Talcott, 
Holden, Bixby, Bond, Ruse ell, Huntley, Proudfoot, 
Hottinger, Ruh, Lawson, Shackford, Woodman and 
Clark-27. 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

Reported m favor pf the passage of an ordinance 
for the erection Of lamp-posts tin North Dearborn 
street, between Oak and Maple streets. 

Report concuned in and ordinance passed by ayes 
and noes as follows : 

Ayes —Aid. Knickerbocker, ShinnxCarter^Earrett, 
Wicker, McRov, Wilmarth, Sheridan, Kann, Wall- 
work, Hatch, Moore, Frisbee, Woodard, Talcott, 
Holden, Bixby, Bond, Russell, Huntley, Proudfoot, 
Hottinger, Ruh, Lawson, Shackford, Woodman and 
Clark— 27. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of the passage of an ordinance 
for the erection of lamp-posts on Reuben street, 
from Madison street to Lake street. 

Report concurred in and ordinance passed by ayes 
and noes as follows : 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, Barrett, 
Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, Shericun, Kann, Wall- 
work, Hatch, Moore, Frisbee, Woodard, Talcott, 
Holden, Bixby, Bond, Russell, Huntley, Proudfoot, 



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Hottlne«T, Huh, Ijiwhoii, Shackford, Woodman and 

( lark 

tXutH N oiii'. 

Mi l I ( I' CiiMMMTI K. 

Tim Joint Committee on utrcetH and alloy* of the 
Soul li and We-t DlvfllOBe, 10 whom had been W 

tarred n communication Ikon the Board ol Public 

Workl In relation to lh« tunnel at Wuxhlngtoii 

■treetf inbmltled the Following report : 

To the Honorable Major and Common Council of 

i he ( 'it v of ( hlcajro ! 

Your Committee on Htrectn and Alley*, South 

and we i Drneione, to wiiom trai referred the com* 
mnhlcatldu Iron the Hoard of Public Worki in ra 
gani to the lunne] under the river al Washington 
street, having had the numa under ad\l-cmcni, beg 
leave to report ! 

Thnl your Coin mi I Ices arc of the opinion thnt the 
Hoard of Public Work* hhould proceed nt once lo 
award the conlrnct for the laUM to the lowest re- 
sponsible bidder, or bidders, an required by t tie city 
charter i and your committee would rc.-pectiuiiy 

recommend the na^sa^e of the following 

(>i'l>r — i hut the Hoard of Public Works proceed 
at. once. In accordance w ith the provisions ol the 
city charter, to aVvard the contract for the construc- 
tion of a tuirrie] under the south Branch ot the Chi- 
cago river at Washington street, to the lowest re- 
sponsible bidder, or bidders, and that as soon as 
said contractor or contractors shall be notified by 
the Comptroller of the receipt into the city Treas- 
ury of the sum of one hundred thousand dollars, by 
subscription or ol herwise, for the purpose ol con- 
structing said tunnel, then the said contractor or 
contractors shall commence the same within thirty 
days ; and in case the said contractor or contractors 
shall fail to commence the same within thirty days, 
then the contract shall be null and void, and the 
Board shall proceed as before to let the contract for 
said tunnel. 

Sam'l MoRoy, 
avbby. moore, 
John Walwork, 
constantine kann, 
William Gastfield, 
Patrick Raffaty, 
Stephen Brrett, 
W. Woodard, 
to concur in the report and 



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Aid. Wicker moved 
pass the order. 

Alter a lengthened debate, participated in by 
Aldermen W oodard, Holden, Carter, Talcott and 
others, 

Aid. Sbackford called for the previous question. 

Aid. WiCker demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
call was sustained by the following vor,e : 

Ayes-^-Ald. Shimp, Barrett, Wicker, McRoy, Wil- 
marth, Sheridan, Kann, Wallwork, Hatch, Moore, 
Frisbee, Woodard, Talcott, Bond, Huntley, Hot- 
tinger, Enh, Lawson, Shackford, Woodman— 20. 

Nots — Aid. Knickerbocker, Carter, Holden, Biz- 
by, Russell, Proudfoot, Clark— 7. 

Aid. Holden then called for the ayes and noes on 
the passage of the order, and it was passed by the 
following vote : 

Ayes— Aid. Shimp, Barrett, Wicker, McRoy, Wil- 
marth, Sheridan, Kann, Wallwork, Hatch, Moore, 
Frisbee, Woodard, Talcott, Bond, Huntley. Hot- 
tinger, Ruh, Lawson, Shackford, Woodman— 20. 

Noes— Aldi Knickerbocker, Carter, Holden, Bixby, 
Russell, Proudfoot, Clark— 7. 

Aid. Earrett moved to re-Consider the last vote 
taken. 

Aid. Woodman moved to lay the motion on the 
table. 
Carried. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Aid. Holden called up the majority report Oh the 



price of print InL' reconnlderod at the last meeting, 

and ihoved lis adoption. 
Aid Wicker nosed to adjourn, and demanded 

i h ii) en und noes. 
The motion wne IohI bv the following vote: 
.!'/<*— AM Parrel i, Wicker, McKoy, Wilmarth, 

Wallwork, Hatch, l-risbee, Talcott., IJond, Huntley 

\<>ih— Aid. Knickerbocker. Miimp. OtltOT, Kann, 
Moore, Woodard. Holden, Hi.--.bv, BUfgell, Proud- 
foot, Holtingcr, Pub, Ldiraon, Shackford, Wood- 

man, Clark— Id. 

am. Hoideu called for the prevloni Question! 

'i be call w'as sustained bj the following rote. Aid. 
Lawson I sing excused from voting: 

AyiH— Aid. Knickerbocker. Mump. Carter, Moore, 
Woodard, Holden, UP; by, Bond. BUSSelL Proud- 
foot, Hot l hi rer, Huh, Hhackford, Clark— 14. 

AW— Aid. Barrett, Wicker, M< Hoy, Wilmarth, 
Sheridan, Kann. Wallwork, Hatch, Frinbee, Tal- 
cott, Huntley, Woodman— 12. 

The report was then adopter] by the following 

vote. Aid. Loweon being excused from voting'. 

Ayrn—Ah\. Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, Moore, 
Woodard, Holden 1 Blxby«Bond, PuiselL Proudfoot, 
Holtingcr, Huh, Shackford) Woodman, Clark— 15. 

AVaa— Aid. Barrett, Wicker, Mcl.'oy, Wilmarth, 
Sheridan, Kann, Wallwork, Hatch, Frisbee, Talcott, 
Huntley— 11. 

Aid. Talcott moved that tne Council do now ad- 
journ. 

Tile Council refused to adjourn by the following 
vole, Aid. Barrett being excused from voting: 

Ayes— Aid. Wicker, McRoy, Wilmaiih, Sheridan, 
Hatch, Frisbee, WoOdard, Talcott, Bond, Huntley, 
Woodman— 11. 

Noes — Aid. Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, Kann, 
Wallwork. Moore, Holden, Bixby, RuseftlL Proud- 
foot, Holtingcr, l!uh, Lawson, Shackford. Clark— 13. 

Aid. TalcoU w'as excused by the Chair and re- 
tired. 

MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS. 

Aid. McRoy introduced the following preamble 
and ordinance : which on motion of Aid. Barrett it 
was ordered to be laid over ana published. 

Whereas, By an ordinance pae^ed June 12th, 1865, 
entitled "An ordinance to promote the construc- 
tion of Horse Railways to the Public Fairs, 1 ' the Chi* 
cago City Railway Company Obtained the right to 
collect and receive as fare the sum often cents from 
each and every passenger conveyed by it to the 
State Fair during its continuance. 

And Whereas, The said Chicago City Railway 
Company did virtually agree, and it was so under- 
stood by this Council, to lay a track on State street 
to said State Fair, in and for the consideration of 
the ten cent fare voted them by this Council, and 
lor the better accommodation of the public. 

And Whereas, The said Chicago City Railway 
Company have failed to lay down and operate their 
track on State street to the Fair Grounds, and do not 
intend so to do. Now, therefore, 
Be it ordained by the Common Council of the city of 

Chicago, 

Sec 1.— That so much of section 2 of an ordin- 
ance entitled " An ordinance to promote the con- 
struction of Horse Railways to the Public Fairs," 
granting the Chicago City Railway Company the 
fight to charge ten (10) cents for each passenger 
carried by them on their radway, on Indiana ave- 
nue, to the Slate Fair, be and the same is hereby 
repealed. 

Sec. 2.— This ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage; 

And on motion of Aid. Proudfoot tbe Council ad- 
journed. 

JOHN S. ZIMMERMAN, 

City Clerk pro tem>, 



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REGULAR AND SPECIAL MEETINGS. 



Chicago, Sept. 10th So 18th, 1865. 



OFFICIAL REPORTS. 



SPECIAL MEETING. 

Chicago, Sept. 10th, 1865. 
Present— His Honor Mayor Rice, and Aldermen 
Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, Barrett, Wicker, Mc- 
Eoy, Wilmarth, Sheridan, Kann, Wailwork, Hatch, 
Shervrin, Moore, Friebee, Talcott, Holden, Bond, 
Russell, Gastfield, Proudfoot, Ruh, Lawson, Shack- 
ford, Clark. 

Absent— Aid. Gage, Rafi'erty, Woodard, Bixby, 
Huntley, Franzen, Hottinger, Woodman. 

The call for the meeling was read by the Clerk, 
and ordered to be 

Placed on file. 

After informal discussion, Aid. Carter offered the 
following, which was adopted : 

Whereas, It appears that the assessment lists, 
so far as prepared by the Assessors, are in many im- 
portant particulars unequal and imperfect ; there- 
fore, be it 

Ordered, That the Finance Committee be directed 
to render such assistance in the equalization and 
correction of said lists as may be legal and proper 
in the premises, so thU said lists may be placed in 
the hands of the City C'erk at the earliest day pos- 
sible. 

And, on motion of Aid. Knickerbocker, the 
Council adjourned. 

A. H. BODMAN, City Clerk. 

REGULAR MEETING. 

Chicago, Sept. 18th, 1S65. 
Present— Ris Honor, Mayor Rice, and Aldermen 
Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, Wicker, McRov, 
Sherwin, Moore, RaffeFfy, Frisbee, Woodard, Tal- 
cott, Holden, Bond, Rus3ell, Gastfield, Franzen, 
Proudfoot, Hottinger, Lawson, Shackford, and 
Woodman. 

Absent— Aldermen Ga°e, Shimp, WiTinarth, Sher- 
idan, Kann, Wailwork, Hatch, Bixby, Huntley, Ruh 
and Clark. 

MINUTES. 

On motion of Aid. Talcott, the minutes of the 
last two meetings were approved without reading. 

PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS. 

Aid. McRoy introduced Ihe following communi- 
cation : 

To the Mayor and Common Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

By an ordinance passed August 11th, 1864, the 
North Chicago City Railway Company did agree 
lor valuable franchises granted to the said North 



Chicago City Railway Company by the City ot 
Chicago, to make an agreement with the Chicago 
City Railway Company, and the Chicago West vU 
vision Railway Company to-wit : u As soon as the 
bridge at State street was built across the Chicago 
river, to convey the cars of either of said companies, 
used for funeral purposes, etc." Now, it is a well 
known fact that the bridge at State street has been 
built for months, and yet the poor people ot the 
city see no signs of a compliance with the ordin- 
ance by any of the Railway Companies. I would 
thereiore respectfully ask the passage of the 
following order : 

Ordered, That the Committee on Railroads be re- 
quired to wait upon the Railway Companies and 
ascertain why the facilities mentioned in the afore- 
said ordinance are withheld from the people, and 
how soon they intend to comply with the provis- 
ions of the aforesaid ordinance. 

Respectfully submitted, Samuel McKot. 

Aid. McRoy moved the passage of the order. 
Carried. 

A petition from John Schank asking to be re- 
leased from liability as the surety of P. Gabler, 
Constable of the 14th Ward, and praying that said 
Gabler be suspended from office. 

Aid. Woodman moved that the Mayor be author- 
ized to accept the resignation of Gabler as Con- 
I stable. 

The motion prevailed. 

His Honor Mayor Rice, thereupon appointed 
Nahman Braren special Constable of the 14th Ward, 
and asked the Council to confirm the same. 

The appointment was confirmed. 

Two remonstrances against the paving of Wells 
street from Van Buren to Taylor, signed by the 
Illinois Stone Co., and other property holders on 
that street were read, and, on motion of Alderman 
Barrett 

Beferred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
S. D. 

j The petition of W. R. Grafton for abatement of 
personal tax for the year 1864, was 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Petition of John Nash for a permit to render lard 
on East Twelfth street was 

Referred to the Board of Health. 

A communication from Aid. Pro udfoot asking the 
Common Council to change the present boundaries 
of the election precincts of the 13th Ward, was • 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys 
W.D. 

Petition of Joseph Scharf praying for the remis- 
sion of a line imposed for a violation of the health 
ordinance was 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Public Works presented and asked 
for ihe confirmation of an assessment roll for paving, 



flopt. K] 



| isor,. 



wlili u'Diiili'ii lilork pavement, North Well* Mtrnet, 
Brora Hi'- River t<> Kinile street ; to whlob ohjocttoni 
bad 1 1 ten filed bj Timothy Wright- 
Aid. Holdra moved the po sgi of the order of 
confirmation attached thereto j indd inanded the 

a) cm mill noes 
The motion prevailed DJ till following VOtl 
.l'A« -Aid. Knickerbocker, Curler. Ilnm-l.t, Wick 

er, McKuv, Mi. ruin, Mooiv, Raflertr, Prithee. t»i- 
cott, Rolden, Ru sell, Hotline, r, Lot on,Bntok> 
iiuii, Woodman i". 

AW«— Aid. Womliiril, llond, (insillcld, Kianzen, 

Proudfbot 

AImo, 

PrcMdiilctl im ithPCHsnit'iii. roll lor tho oxIonMon of 
Wiwt 1 1 In.-d.ile htrcid viifl lo l>aSnllo street, to 
which objection! hid bean Bled by Theodore 
Ro rert. 

Aid. Imnd moved Hint it be referred to Committee- 
on Local Assc: -mienta. Cnrriod. 

Also, 

Presented and asked mm- tho confirmation ol Mi' 
following named assesi men! rolls, to which no ob- 
jections tuul been filed : 

For op ining an alley midway between State street 
ami Wabash avenue from the north line of .Spring- 
er's Addition to Sixteenth street: 

For planking 8 l / 2 of alley in block 7, Fort Dear- 
born Addition : 

For Curbing both sides of Monro'j street from 
(Marie street to Market, street; 

For curbinir and paving, with wooden block pave- 
ment. South Water street from Wabash avenue to 
Michigan avenue ; 

For gravelling North Clark street from North Ave 
nue to it* intersection with Wells street; 

For planking Coach place, in block 35, Original 
Town of Chicago ; 

For planking alley in block 3, Wolcott's Addition 
to Chicago ; 

For planking alleys in block 12, Butler, Wright 
& Webster's Addition to Chicago ; 

For planking Couch Place, in block 31, original 
town ot Chicago ; 

For planking alley in block 14, Wolcott's Addi 
tion to Chicago ; 

For planking Benton Place, between State street 
and Wabash avenue ; 

For paving, with wooden block pavement, South 
Water street, from Clark street to Franklin street; 

For opening an alley Ihrough block 36. School 
Section Addtion to Chicago, from Jefferson street 
to Desplaines street. 

For planking alley in block 11, Wolcott's Addi- 
tion to Chicago ; 

For planking alley in blocks 2 and 23, School 
Section Addition io Chicago; and 

For the erection of lamp posts on Oak street, 
from Wells street to LaSalle street. 

For opening an alley, 16 feet wide, through block 
22, Duncan's Addition to Chicago, from Van Buren 
street to Tyier street ; 

The assessment rolls were severally confirmed by 
the passage of the usual orders of confirmation at- 
tached thereto. 

Alderman Carter, by permission, introduced the 
following communication and resolution : 
To the Mayor and Common Council of the City of 

Chicago : 

Gentlemen : A few days ago, certain members 
of this body left Chicago on a visit to the more im- 
portant cities of the Eastern States and Candas. In 
so doing they acted voluntarily, and on their own 
individual responsibility. 

They were charged with no duty, and clothed with 
no authority. They were not empowered to speak 
in the name of Chicago, and it may fairly be pre- 
sumed, they meditated no wrong upon any of her 
citizens. Professedly the main object of this visit, 
was the interchange of friendly courtesies, and to 
extend the general information of the parties making 
it, in regard to mifters of general municipal con- 
cern. Perhaps the desire for harmless, if not 
needful, recreation was among the inducements to 
the journey. But from whichever of these mo- 
tives undertaken, in the excursion it- 
self, as planned and published, there was 



nothing criminal in design, aim, or ten 

dency ; nor was it without frequent examples 

In lie bis tO] v ol on: OWIL, mid of a I m os I even <'-ni 

siderable city throngboal the country, n baa been 
Impliedly If no) expressly sanctioned by tin. ent re 
body with scarcely n dissenting voice. Seizing 
i ic occasion of the departure of the e gentlemen on 
their propo ed tour, the* bloago Journal loaded lis 

column" with conr c, \ nlgarnnd bniful attach upon 

the public and ornate conduct, m- weii oi those 

".ho part ici puled in I lie. excursion a ol others, who 

it was erroneously supposed contemplated ,1otnln 
mil. On the Idle rumor, or unauthorized Ultimo 
tion, thai certain nt< mbera ofthii bod] designed to 
be parties to this >■ cut 'on, the Chicago journal 
ransacked the vocabulary of crime for epithet* 
wherewith to denounce their Infamy; mid througfa 
rhe columns of the same newspaper, accompanied by 

circumstances Ol description us void of trulh, ih 
i q at In exn a ion. the characters of the excur- 
curelonlste, whether in private life or official rela 
lion , were held up before the eves of the whole 
cornniiinily an deserving open ^name, and public 

reprobai ion. 

Not content with calling Ihem thieves and rob- 
bers, and by many another swinish phrase the same 

newspaper with malicious impudence has wanted 

i'lnstern cities of their coming, as though they were 
the Pariahs of their race, and carried contagion in 
their train. There is a meaning in this indiscrim- 
inate abuse and wholesale denunciation, qiit.e in 
dependent of the language in which it is c> pre 
or the source whence it emanates. It is a direct as- 
sault on the honor, intelligence and integ 
rity of this body, which merits the se- 
verest censure. It originates in no pass 
mg whim or political caprice. Malice, in this 
instance, has given an edge to what were else of 
little moment. Members of the Common Council 
are characterized in language, which, with due re- 
gard te their self-respect, they cannot sutfer to pass 
unchallenged. Slander reaches ears that are igno- 
rant of its cause, and even imbecility becomes dan- 
gerous when it shoots poisoned arrows. The Chi- 
cago Journal assisted, with all its feeble strength, to 
elect a large majority of the very Aldermen whom 
it now so grossly vilifies. It was lately an humble 
supplicant for their official patronage. If they were 
thieves and robbers the Chicago Journal \\as anx- 
ious to become receiver of the thefts and sharer of 
the spoils. JSTot withstanding Ihe many offices its 
editors, publishers and attaches have held, (not 
filled), like the horse leech, it still cries "arive! 
giver' It wanted the city printing, and failed to 
get it. It no longer hesitates to vent its spite, both 
on those who favored its claims and those who op- 
posed its pretensions, and that it may work out the 
full measure of its low malignity, it unblushingly 
libels the intelligence of the people of Chicago, and 
wantonly traduces the character of her magistracy. 
Such conduct merits severe rebuke and condemna- 
tion, and to that end be it 

Eesolved, 1. That the late wanton and groundless 
attacks on Ihe character and conduct of members of 
this body, as published in the Chicago Journal, 
merit the severest reprehension of every right 
minded man. 

2. That gross slander of private character as 
much transcends the Irue province of journalism, 
as does unprovoked assault upon the person of an- 
other exceed the bounds of individual liberty. 

3. That the would-be censor of public manners 
and public morals should exemplify in his life and 
character the qualities he commends and the de- 
fects which he censures, and that, in the opinion of 
this body, the Chicago Journal will be more con- 
genially engaged, and in matters more level io its 
capacity, in reporting the trash of the streets, 
than in passing judgment on its equals, and con- 
demning its superiors. W. H. Cabteu. 

Aid. Knickerbocker moved the adoption of the 
resolution. 

Aid. Holden demanded the aye3 and noes, and 
the motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Aids. Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, 
McRoy, Sherwin, Moore, liafterty, Frisbee, Wood- 
ard, Talcott. Holden, Bond, Bnssell, Gastfield, 



Sept. IS,] 



3 



[186! 



Franzen, Proudfoot, Hottinger, Lawson, Shack- 
ford, Woodman.— 20. 
Noes— Aid. Wicker. — 1 

REPORTS OF OFFICERS. 

The Comptroller submitted his monthly state- 
ment of receipts and expenditures for the month of 
August, 1865. 

Ordered to he placed on file. 

The School Agent submitted his monthly state- 
ment of receipts and expenditures for (he month of 
August, 1865, 

Ordered to be placed on file. 

The Board of Public Works presented their annu- 
al report for the year 1865. 

Ordered to be placed on file. 

Aid Sherwin was excused by the Chair, and re- 
tired. 

The Board of Public Works also submitted a re- 
port and ordinance for the extension of Third ave- 
nue to Fourteenth street. 

Referred to Committee on Street* and Alleys, S. 
D. 

Also, 

Submitted an ordinance for the erection of lamp 
posts on Jackson sireet, from Aberdeen street to 
Morgan street. 

Aid. Holden moved the passage of the ordinance ; 
and the motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, Wick- 
er, McRoy, Moore, Rafferty, Frisbee, Woodard, 
Talcott,, Holden, Bond, Russell, Gastfield, Proud 
foot, Hottinger, Lawson, Shackford Woodman— 19. 

Noes — Franzen— 1. 

Also, 

Presented ordinances tor the erection of lamp 
posts in various localities, as follows : 

On Hals ted street, from Chicago avenue to West 
Indiana street. ; 

On Park avenue, from Hoyne street to Wood 
street ; 

On West Washington street, from Elizabeth 
street to Sheldon street; 

On Carroll street, from Reuben street to St. 
John's place ; 

On Clinton street, from Madison street, to Wash- 
ington street ; 

On Twelfth street, from Morgan street to Blue 
Island avenue ; 

On St. John's place, from Fulton street to Carroll 
street ; 

On Morgan street, from Twelfth street to 360 feet 
south ; 

On Bryan place, from Randolph street to Lake 
street; 

On Illinois street, from Wells street to LaSalle 
street ; 

On Fulton street, from Halsted street to Green 
street ; 

On Robey street from Walnut street to Lake 
street ; 

On Wood street from Lake street to Hubbard 
street ; 

On the comer of Lake street and St. John's place ; 
all of which were 
Referred to Committee on Gas Lights. 

Also, 

Submitted an ordinance for the construction of a 
sidewalk on the east side of Lincoln street, from 
Madison street to Jackson street. 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. 
D. 

Also, 

Submitted an ordinance for the construction of a 
sidewalk on Gano street, from Kankakee avenue to 
Calumet avenue. 

Aid. McRoy moved the passage of the ordinance. 

There being no objection, the ordinance was put 
upon its passage, and was passed by ayes and noes 
as follows : 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, 
Wicker, McRoy, Moore, Rafferty, Frisbee, Wood- 
ard, Talcott, Holden, Bond, Russell, Gastfield, 
Franzen, Proudfoot, Hottinger, Lawson, Shack- 
ford, Woodman— 20. 

Noes— None. 

Aid. Talcott moved a reconsideration of the vote 
which was had upon the passage of the ordinance 



for the erection of lamp posts on Jackson street, 
from Aberdeen street to Morgan street. 

It was reconsidered ; and the ordinance referred 
to Committee on Gas Lights. 

The Board of Public Works also submitted a re- 
port in relation to the construction of the West Polk 
street sewer, and asked the Council for an additional 
appropriation therefor. 

In pursuance of the above, Aid. Bond introduced 
the following order : 

Ordered— That the Board of Public Works be, 
and is hereby, authorized to issue and sell eight 
(8) bonds, of 551,000 each ; ro be issued in addition 
to, and upon the terms and conditions, of the 154 
bonds heretofore ordered for sewerage purposes, for 
the year ending April 1st, 1866. 

Aid. Franzen moved to iay the whole matter on 
the table. 

Aid. Woodman demanded the ayes and noes ; and 
the motion was lost by the following vote ; 

'Ayes— Aid. Gastfield and Franzen-^- 

Noes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, Wick- 
er, McRoy, Moore, Rafferty, Frisbee, Woodard, 
Talcott, Holden, Bond, Russell, Proudfoot, Hot- 
tinger, Lawson, Shackford and Woodman — 18. 

Aid. Woodman then moved the passage of the 
order ; and called for the ayes and noe3. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ay>.s— Aid. Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, 
Wicker, McRoy, Moore, Rafferty, Frisbee, Wood- 
ard, Talcott, Holden, Bond, Russell, Gastfield, 
Franzen, Proudfoot, Hottinger, Lawson, Shack- 
ford, Woodman— 20. 

Noes— None. 

The Board of Public Works also submitted a re- 
port and ordinance for curbing, filling and paving 
Canal street from Lake street to Madison street, 
Also, 

Submitted an ordinance for the vacal ion of cer- 
tain alleys in Block 9, Union Park, 2d addition to 
Chicago. 

Also, 

Submitted an ordinance for the vacation of Ar- 
thington street, between Sibley and Lytle streets ; 
all of which were 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
W. D. 

Also, 

Submitted an ordinance for grading and macad- 
amizing Wolcott street from Michigan street to In- 
diana street. 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
N. D. 

Aid. Bond, by permission of the Council, intro- 
duced the following preamble and resolution : 

Whereas, The revising and codifying of the or- 
dinances have been completed ; therefore, 

Besolved, That the Comptroller be and he is here- 
by authorized to contract to have the printing and 
binding thereof speedily done in a good and sub- 
stantial manner, the contractor furnishing to the 
city 250 copies at the lowest possible rates. 

Aid. Woodman moved the adoption of the fore- 
going, and demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes^- Aid. Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, Wick- 
er, McRoy, Moore, Rafferty, Frisbee, Woodard, Tal- 
cott, Holden, Bond, Russell, Gastfield, Franzen, 
Proudfoot, Hottinger, Lawson, Shackford, Wood- 
man— 20. 

Noes — None. 

On motion of Aid. Shackford, the Mayor and 
Comptroller were further authorized to procure a 
suitable number of copies for exchange with other 
cities* 

The Board of Public Works and Committee on 
Parks of the West Division, submitted a report 
and plan for the improvement of Union Park. 

Aid. Barrett moved that the report be adopted 
and the plan approved. 

Aid. Franzen moved as an amendment, that it be 
laid over and published. 

Aid. Lawson moved to lay the motion on the ta- 
ble. Carried. 

The motion of Aid. Barrett then prevailed by the 
following vote : 



82 



1SC5. 



Ay*— Aid. Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrel t. Wick- 
it, Mclvov, Moore, Kutlort.v, Krlsbeu. \\ oodurd, 
Tulcott, Itolden, Howl, Ktissell. (iaslllcld, I r.in/en, 
f'roudfool, llol liiiLcr, 1-uwson, hlinckford, Wind- 
mini— 20. 

XorH — NoiH'. 

ItlCPOKTS OK STANDING COMMIT! KKS. 
ri\AMJtt. 

Aid. Hond, of ( 'omiii! I lie on I- iminee, > nlmiillrd 

1 1 • pin i recommendlni thi passage of the following 

ordinance I 

An ordinance lovvlix' luxes lor Die year I' (5.1. 
Hti it orii((ived by (lie Common Count il of the city 
of Chicago. 

Si:< 1 1 < > n I. Thai (lie follow In/; taxes for Hie mu- 

oldpa] year onethouiand eight bundred and > Ixty- 

live ^ 1805), lor the I evcral purpo: e hereinafter gpec< 
llled, tO v.r : 
Pour knd one-half mills (4V4) on the dollar to ds 

fray the COnt Ingent and oilier expenses of said city 
not herein otherwise cspei tally provided lor. 

One 1 1 ) mill on I he dollar for permanent improve- 
ments. 

One and one-fonrtli (P.;) mills on the dollar to de- 
frav the expense or cleaning and repairing streets 
and alleys. 

'l'hree (.'!) milin on the dollar to meet the expense 
of building and repairing school houses and support- 
ing and maintaining schools. 

Two (2) mills on the dollar to pay the interest, ac- 
cruiucon the sewerage debt, and provide a sinking 
hind for liquidation of the said debt, and to maintain 
the sewerage works and keep the same in repair. 

One-hall {%) of one mill on the dollar for the sup- j 
port of the Reform Scnool. 

Two (2) mills on the dollar to defray expenses of 
lighting the streets of said city. 

One half of one mill on the dollar to pay any 
debt contracted during the last municipal year 
(1864), to provide for any expense incurred by any 
casualty or accident happening after the time of | 
making the annual appropriation. 

One (1) mill on the dollar to provide a sinking 
fund for the liquidation of the general bonded 
debt of said city. 

One and one half (iy 2 ) mills on the dollar to 
meet the interest accruing on the general bonded 
debt of said city, and also" to provide for the inter- I 
est accruing on water loan bonds in case the reven- ! 
ue from the water works should be insufficient to I 
pay the same. 

Two and three fourths (2;»i) mills on the dollar 
for buildings for police purposes and for police 
expenses ; be and the same are hereby respectively 
levied and assessed upon the taxable real and per- 
sonal estate of the city of Chicago, according to the 
assessed value thereof for the municipal year 
one thousand eight hundred and sixty-five (1835) 
aforesaid. 

Sec, 2. That the city Clerk be and he is hereby 
notified and directed to issue a warrant m due 
form for the collection of the taxes hereby levied 
m comformity with the law in such cases made 
and provided. 

Aid. Bond moved to pass the ordinance. 

Aid. Woodman demanded the ayes and noes ; and 
the ordinance was passed by the following vote: 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, Wick- 
er, McRov, Mcore, Rafferty, Fri.^bee, Woodard, 
Talcott, Holden, Bond, Russell, Gastfield, Franzen, 



ProudfOOt, lloulnger, I.uweon, ishaeklord, Wood- 
man — 20. 
.\otti— None. 

IlAll.nOADH. • 

Aid. Taleott of Committee on Railroads, to whom 

had lieeu re'erml an ordinance lor the ei U 01 ion of 
the hoive railway to the I 'nlon Slock Yards, sub- 
mitted the follow in/ report i 

J o tin- Mn or nd \ Mermen of the City of I 'bfcagO, 
In Common Conncll awmblcd : 

four Committee on Railroads, to whomwusre- 
fcrred an ordinance authorizing the Chicago City 
Railway Company to lay down ami operate horse 
railroad upon Hals lead ireet, outb from Archer 
Road to 1 olon Stock Tarda, on City Limit , having 

had i he same under advisement, beg leave to report 
as follows: That in the opinion of V0UT ( o m 
miflee Ihe rlfhls and privileges asked for in Bald 

ordinance, i-houid not he n 

All of which Ih 

Respectfully submitted, 

IL Tai.cott, 

H A Ml.. M( KOV, 
JOSEPH SHKIIWIN. 

Aid. Hond mov ed that the report he laid over and 
published. Carried. 

Also, 

of the same committee submitted the following re- 
port : 

To the Mayor and Common Council of the City of 
Chicago, in Common Council assembled: 
Your Committee on Railroads, to whom was re- 
ferred an order offered by Aid. McHoy, asking that 
the Board of Public Works shall at once give notice 
to the Chicago City Railroad Company to remove 
ail obstructions other than a single track upon In- 
diana Avenue, bavinc had Ihe same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report as follows : That the ordi- 
nance granted to the Chicago City Railway Com- 
pany, to lay down a single track upon saiu Indiana 
Avenue, was passed upon the express understand- 
ing that there should be no side tracks or turnouts 
upon the said avenue. But 1 hat a track should belaid 
on State street to Thirty-Kir- 1 street, thence from 
State street along said Thirty-First street to Indi- 
ana Ave., forming a continuous (rack from Chlich 
Hotel south to Thirty-First street, thence east 
on Thirty-Fii-Bt street to Indiana Avenue, and 
thence north upon Gaid a^enue to Ringgold Place^ 
The above are the representations that/ were made 
to your committee at the time that said ordinance 
was passed, and your Commitlee believe that the 
order offered by Aid. McRoy should be passed, and 
re immediately put in lorce. All of which is re- 
spectfully submitted. 

M. Talcott, 
Saml. McKot, 
Joseph Sherwin. 
Aid. Woodman moved that it be laid over and. 
published. Carried. 

JTTDICIARY. 

Aid. Proucfoot, of Committee on Judiciary, to 
whom had been referred an ordinance in relation to. 
city scales and fixing the fees of city weigher, sub- 
mitted a minority report thereon. 
Aid. Knickerbocker moved to adjourn until next 
J Monday evening, to take up business where left off. 

The motion prevailed; and the Council stood ad- 
\ journed. 

A. H. BODMAN, City Clerk. 



ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING. 

« — ^-O-o — *- — 

Chicago, Sept. 20ith, 1865. 



OFFICIAL REPORT. 



Present— His Honor the Mayor and Aldermen 
Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, Wicker, McRoy, 
Sherwin, Moore, Rafferty, Woodard, Talcott, Hol- 
den, Bond, Russell, Gastfield, Franzen, Proudfoot, 
Lawson, Snackford and Woodman. 

Absent— Aldermen Gage, Skimp, Wilmarth, Sher- 
idan, Kann, Wallwork, Hatch, Frisbee, Bixby, 
Huntley, Holtinger, Rub and Clark. 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 

JUDICIARY. 

Aid. Proudfoot, of Committee on Judiciary, sub- 
mitted a minority report recommending the pas- 
sage of an ordinance m relation to City Scales and 
the duties of a City Weigher. 

Aid. Shackford moved that it be laid over tempo- 
rarily. Carried. 

LICENSES. 

Aid. Wicker, of the Committee on Licenses, re- 
ported in favor of granting free licenses to peddle 
to P. Matthis and H. A. Egets. 

Aid. Barrett moved to concur in the report. Car- 
ried. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS — S. D. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, S. D., to 
whom had been referred an ordinance for curbing, 
tilling and paving with wooden block pavement, 
Van Buren street, from State street to Chicago 
River, reported in favor of the passage of the 
same. 

Aid. Barrett moved to concur in the report, and 
pass the ordinance, and the motion prevailed, by 
the following vote : 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, Wick- 
er, McRoy, Sherwin, Moore, Woodard, Talcott, 
Holden, Bond, Russell, Gastfield, Franzen, Proud- 
foot, Lawson, Sfcacklord, Woodman— 18. 

Abes— None. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of the passage of an ordinance 
for planking a portion ot Haddock Place, m Block 
20. Original Town of Chicago. 

Report concurred in, and ordinance passed by 
ayes and noes, as follow : 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Carier, Barrett, Wick- 
er, McRoy, Sherwin, Moore, Woodard, Talcott, 
Holden, Bond, Russell, Gastfield, Proudfoot, Law- 
son, Shackford, Woodman— 18. 

JSoes— None. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of the passage of an ordinance 
for paving South Wells street from Lake street to 
South Water sireet. 



Report concurred in and ordinance passed by 
ayes and noes as follows : 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Carter. Barrett, 
Wicker, McRoy, Sherwin, Moore, Woodard, Tal- 
cott, Holden, Bond, Russell, Gastfield, Proudfoot, 
Lawson, Shackford, Woodman.— 17. 

Noei — None. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of the passage of an ordinance 
for the construction of a sidewalk on both sides of 
Twelfth street, from Clark street to the River. 

Report concurred in and ordinance passed by 
ayes and noes as follows : 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, 
Wicker, McRoy, Sherwin, Moore, Rafferty, Wood- 
ard, Talcott, Holden, Bond, Russell, Gastfield, 
Proudfoot, Lawson, Shackford, Woodman — 18. 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

Reported adversely to the passage of an ordinance 
for laying down a sidewalk on the~west side of Vm- 
cennes road, from Douglas place to Egan avenue. 

Aid. McRoy moved to concur in the report. 

Aid. Talcott moved, as an amendment, to pass the 
ordinance. 

Aid. Carter demanded the ayes and noes ; and the 
question was lost by the following vote : 

Ayes— Aid. Wicker, Sherwin, Moore, Rafferty, 
Woodard, Talcott, Holden, Bond, Russell, Gast- 
field, Proudfoot, Shackford, Woodman— 13. 

Noes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, Mc- 
Roy, Lawson — 5. 

Aid. Carier moved that the subject be recommit- 
ted. Carried. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of the passage of an ordinance 
for paving and curbing Van Buren street from State 
sireet to Michigan avenue. 

Report concurred in and ordinance passed by ayes 
and noes as follows : 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, 
Wicker, McRoy, Sherwin, Moore, Rafferty, 
Woodard, Talcott, Holden, Bond, Russell, Gastfield, 
Proudfoot, Lawson, Shackford, Woodman— 18. 

Noes— None. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, N. D. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, N. D., to 
whom had been referred an ordinance for extending 
alley in block 9, Johnston, Roberts & Stones Addi- 
tion to Chicago, south to Wendell street, reported 
in favor of the passage of the same. 

Report concurred in and ordinance passed by 
ayes and noes as follows : 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, Wick- 
er, McRov, Sherwin, Moore, Rafferty, Woodard, 
Talcott, Holden, Bond, Russell, Gastfield, Franzen, 
Proudfoot, Lawson, Shackford, Woodman— 19. 

Noes— None. 



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Also, 

Reported In P.vor of tin; piiM-au'c ol' nn ordinance 
lor the t*t>iiHt run Ion ol' a Hldewnlk on I li cant nldo 

of tiedgwlck street, from White street to Oak 

htri'it 

Report concurred in rod ordinance passed by 

uycH mid noch ai follow m: 

-lw^— Aid. Knickerbocker, Cuifor, FJarn tt, Wick- 
er, Mclfoy, Sherwin, Moore. Ifail'erly. Woodard, 

Talcott, Holden, Bond, Russell, Gastflold, Franzen, 
Proudfoot, Law Hon, Shacklord, \\ oodinan— 19, 
\ofg— None. 

HTHKliTH AM) AIM W. I». 

The Committee on Btreets and Alleys, w. D., to 
whom bad been referred an ordinance for planking 
allej in Block 02, Be& r. reported In fever ol the pas* 

sage of the name. 

Report concurred in ami ordinance paased by 

ayes and noes as lollown : 

.1 v v- Aid. Knickerbocker, Carter, Harrett, Wick- 
er, McHov, Marvin. .Moore, lfal.erty, Woodard, 
Talcott, Holden, Bond, Rust-ell, Castfleld, Franzen, 
Proudfoot, Larson, bhuckford, Woodman — 19. 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of l he passage of an ordinance 
lor the extension of Uubel street, from 18th utreet 
to Canalport avenue. 

Report concurred In and ordinance passed by 
ayes and noes as follows : 

Ayf'H— Aid, Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, Wick- 
er, McRoy, Sherwin, Moore, Rafferty, Woodard, 
Talcott, Ilolden, Bond, Ru.-scil, Gastfield, Franzen, 
Proudfoot, Lawson, Shackford, Woodman — 19. 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of the passage ol an ordinance 
for planking alley in Block 87, Section 17, from 
Aberdeen street to Rucker street. 

Report concurred in and ordinance passed by 
ayes and noes as follows : 

Ayts— Aid. Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, Wick- 
er, McRoy, Sherwin, Moore, Rafferty, Woodard, 
Talcott, Holden, Bond, Russell, Gastfield, Franzen, 
Proudfoot, Lawson, Shackford, Woodman— 19. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of the passage of an ordinance 
for the construction of a sidewalk on the east side 
of Newberry street, from Maxwell street to Twelfth 
street. 

Report concurred in and ordinance passed by ayes 
and noes as follows : 

Ayes— Aid. Kuickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, Wick- 
er, McRoy, Sherwin, Moore, Rafferty, Woodard, 
Talcott, Holden, Bond, Russell, Gastfield, Franzen, 
Proudfoot., Lawson, Shackford, Woodman— 19. 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of the passage of an ordinance 
for the construction of a sidewalk on the south side 
of Coolidge street, from Loomis street to Reuben 
street- 
Report concurred in and ordinance passed by ayes 
and noes as follows : 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, Wick- 
er, McRoy, Sherwin, Moore, Rafferty, Woodard, 
Talcott, Holdon, Bond, Russell, Gas tfield, Franzen 
Proudfoot, Lawson Shackford, and Woodman — 19. 
Noes— None. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of the passage of an ordinance 
for the construction of a sidewalk on the south side 
of Chicago avenue, from Reuben street to Paulina 
street. 

Report concurred in and ordinance passed by ayes 
and noes as follows : 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, Wick- 
er, McKoy, Sherwin, Moore. Rafferty, Woodard. 
Talcott, Holden, Bond, Russell, Gastfield, Franzen, 
Proudfoot, Lawson, Shackford, and Woodman — 19. 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

Reported m favor of the passage of an ordinance 
for the construction of a sidewalk on the east side 
Lincoln street from Madison street to Jackson 
street. 



Report concurred In ami ordinance passed by 

ayeM and noe- a; lollouh : 

Avt \id. Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, 
Wicker, McKoy, Bherwln, Moor . Rafferty, Wood 
ard Talcott, Holden, Bond, Russell, Gaitfield, 

I ninren, Proudfoot, Lawson, Hi.ieklord — 18, 
NotH — None. 

O AH MOUTH. 

Aid. Harrett moved that the* vote had ai the la*- 1 
rneetln ; of the Council upon the ivloreucc of huii- 
dr\ ordinance* for lamp po le to the Committee OS 

Qaa Lights be reconsidered. Carried, 

Thi' Clerk prcH.nted the ordinandi an lollow*: 
An ordinance lor the erection Of lamp POSl 01 

Carroll htrect, From Reuben tro-i r. - : . John -. 

PL 

Aid. fb ri-'dt moved tbe pa.--a-.'e of the ordinance, 
and l In: motion prevailed t>y the lollowini: vote: 

Ay a— Aid. Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, Wick- 
er, McRoy, Sherwin. .Moore, Rafferty, Woodard, 
TalCOtt, Holden, Bond, Pui-m-11. Ca-1Held. I nuizcn. 
Proudfoot. Lawson, Shacklord, Woodman— r.-. 
\ n, h — None. 

Also, 

An ordinance for the erection of lamp posts OD 
Park avenue, from Hoyne street to Wood nfreet. 

Aid. Talcott moved tie: j> :vjc of the ordinance, 
and the motion prevailed the following vote ' 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, Wick- 
er, McRoy. Sherwin, Moore. Rafferty, Woodard, 
Talco't, Holden. Bond, Russell, Ca.-tfhid, Franzen, 
Proudrool, Lawson, Shackford, Woodman— 19, 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

An ordinance for the erection of lamp posts on 
llalsted street, from Chicago avenue to Indiana 
street. 

Aid. Sherwin moved the passage of the same, and 
the motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett. Wick- 
er, McRoy, Sherwin, Moore, Raffertv, Woodard, 
Talcott, Holden, Bond, Russell, Gastfield, Frazen, 
Proudfoot, Lawson, Shackford, Woodman— 19. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

An ordinance for the erection of lamp posts on 
Illinois street, from Wells street to La Salle street. 

Aid. Sherwin moved the passage of the ordinance, 
and the motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, WicK- 
er, McRoy, Sherwin, Moore, Rafferty, Woodard, 
Talcott, Holden, Bond, Russell, Gastfield, Franzen, 
Proudfoot, Lawson, Shackford, Woodman— 19. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

An ordinance for the erection of lamp posts on 
Clinton street from Madison street to Washington 
street. 

Aid. Sherwin moved the passage ot the ordinance, 
and the motion prevailed by the following vole : 

Ayes — Aid. Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, 
Wicker, McRoy, Sherwin, Moore, Rafferty, Wood- 
ard, Talcott, Holden, Bond, Russell, Gastfield, Fran- 
zen, Proudfoot, Lawson, Shackford, Woodman— 
19. 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

An ordinance for the erection of lamp posts on 
Fulton street from Halsled street to Green street. 

Aid. Sherwin moved ihe passage of the ordinance, 
and the motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, 
Wicker, McRor, Sherwin, Moore, Rafferty, Wood- 
ard, Talcott, Holden, Bond, Russell, Gastfield, 
Franzen, Proudfoot, Lawson, Shackford, Wood- 
man— 19. 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

An ordinance for the erection of lamp posts on 
Robey street, from Walnut street to Lake street. 

Aid. Sherw in moved the passage of the ordinance, 
and the motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes — Aid. Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, Wick- 
er, McRoy, Sherwin. Moore, Rafferty, Woodard, 
Talcott, Holden, Bond, Russell, Gastfield, Franzen 
Proudfoot. Lawson, Shackabrd, Woodman— 19. 

Noes— None. 



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Also, 

An ordinance for the erection of lamp posts on 
Wood street, from Lake street to Hubbard street. 

Aid. Sherwin moved the passage of the ordinance, 
and the motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, Wick- 
er, McKoy, Sherwin, Moore, Rafferty, Woodard, 
Talcott, Holden, Bond, Russell, Gastfield, Franzen, 
Proudfoot, Lawson, Shackford, Woodman — 19. 
^Ayes— None. 

Also, 

An ordinance for the erection of a lamp post on 
the corner of Lake street and St. John's Place. 

Aid. Sherwin moved the passage of the ordinance 
and the motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, Wick 
er. McRoy, Sherwin, Moore, Rafferty, Woodard, Tal- 
colt, Holden, Bond, Russell, Gastfield, Franzen, 
Proudtoot, Lawson, Shackford, Woodman— 19. 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

An ordinance for tne erection of a lamp post on 
Twelfth street, from Morgan street to Blue Island 
avenue. 

Aid. Sherwin moved the passage of the ordinance, 
and the morion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Carrer, Barrett, Wick- 
er, McRoy, Sherwin, Moore, Rafferty, Woodard, 
Talcott, Holden, Bond, Russell, Gastfield, Franzen, 
Proudfoot, Lawson, Shackford, Woodman — 19. 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

An ordinance for the erection of lamp-posts on 
Morgan street, from Twelfth street to 360 feet 
south. 

Aid. Sherwin moved the passage of the ordi- 
nance, and the motion prevailed by the following 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, Wick- 
er, McRoy, Sherwin, Moore, Rafferty, Woodard, 
Talcott, Holden, Bond, Russell, Gastfield, Franzen, 
Proudfoot, Lawson, Shackford, Woodman— 19. 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

An ordinance for the erection of lamp-posts on 
St. John's Place, from Fulton street to Carroll 
street. 

Aid. Sherwin moved the passage of the ordi- 
nance, and the motion prevailed by the following 
vote : 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, Wick- 
er, McRoy, Sherwin, Moore, Rafferty, Woodard, 
Talcott, Holden, Bond, Russell, Gastfield, Franzen, 
Proudfoot, Lawson, Shackford, Woodman— 19. 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

An ordinance for the erection of lamp posts on 
Jackson street, from Aberdeen street to Morgan 
street. 

Aid. Sherwin moved the passage of the ordinance, 
and the motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, Wick- 
er, McRoy, Sherwin, Moore, Rafferty, Woodard, 
Talcott, Holden, Bond, Russell, Gastfield, Franzen, 
Proudfoot, Lawson, Shackford, Woodman— 19. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

An ordinance for the erection of lamp posts on 
Bryan Place, from Randolph street to Lake street. 

Aid. Sherwin moved the passage of the ordinance ; 
and the motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, Wick- 
er, McRoy, Sherwin, Moore, Rafferty, Woodard, 
Talcott, Holden, Bond, Russell, Gastfield, Franzen, 
Proudfoot, Lawson, Shackford, Woodman— 19. 

Noes— None. 

Also 

An ordinance for the erection of lamp posts on 
Washington street from Elizabeth street to Sheldon 
street. 

Aid. Sherwin moved the passaga of the ordinance, 
and the motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, Wick- 
er, McRoy, Sherwin, Moore, Rafferty, Woodward, 
Tl alcott, Holden, Bond, Russell, Gastfield, Franzen, 
Proudfoot, Lawson, Shackford, Woodman— 19. 

Noes — None. 



LOCAL ASSESSMENTS. 

Aid. Sherwin, of Committee on Local Assess- 
ments, to whom had been referred the petition of 
H. T. Dickey and others, for return ot excess of 
assessment for paving West Lake street, together 
with interest thereon, reported in favor of grant- 
ing the prayer of the petition. 

Aid. Knickerbocker moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion was lost by the following vote : 
AyfS— Aid. Knickerbocker, Carter, Sherwin, 

Moore, Rafferty, Russell, Proudfoot, Woodman 

—8. 

Noes -AM. Barrett, Wicker, McRoy, Woodard, 
Talcott. Holden, Bond, Gastfield, Franzen, Lawson, 
Shackford— 13. 

REPORTS OF SELECT COMMITTEES. 

BRIDEWELL. 

The Select Committee on Bridewell submitted 
the following renoit : 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, 

in Common Council assembled : 

Your committee on Bridewell to whom was re- 
ferred the selection and purchase of a suitable tract 
of land for the purpose of erecting buildings, &c, 
in the absence of the Chairman of said committee 
beg leave to report that your committee believe the 
titles to said lands selected by your committee are 
not good, and respectfully call your attention to the 
accompanying report of the corporation council, 
wnich is herewith submitted as a report from your 
committee. All of which is respectfully submitted. 

J. B. Rice, 
Walter Kimball. 
M. Talcott. 

Office of Counsel to Corporation, ( 
Chicago, Sept. 14, 1865. f 
To the Special Committee on Bridewell : 

Gentlemen: I have examined the abstracts of 
title to the w. V 2 of Sec. 36, T. 39, N. R. 13, on 
which it is proposed to build a Bridewell. 

I am of the opinion that a good title thereto can- 
not now be given by any person or persons. Some 
of the interests are encumbered. Some of the ac- 
knowledgments of the conveyances in the chain of 
titles are defective. One conveyance has no revenue 
stamp on it. One of the parties in interest is dead 
with an estate unsettled, and there are still other 
defects which I deem it unnecessary to enumerate. 
Mr. Rees thinks they may all be remedied. This 
may be so, but it would take time and perhaps the 
intervention of a Court of Chancery. Suffice it 
to say, a legal title cannot now be made. 

Yours, &c, S. A. Irvtn, 

Counsel to Corporation. 

Whereas, the title to the tracts of land south of 
the city limits selected by the Special Committee to 
secure a suitable location for a Bridewell has been 
found, on examination, not to be good ; and whereas 
it is deemed unadvisable to wait for the parties in- 
terested therein to make the attempt to perlect it, 
even if that can be done ; and whereas it is believed 
that it will be more convenient as well as less ex- 
pensive to have that institution near the Armory 
and the Mayor's ofiice ; and whereas, by the pro- 
visions of the charter, the school lands in township 
39, north range 14, east of the third p. m. are 
vested in the city ; and whereas, the lands or lots 
on which the present Bridewell is located, are 
school lands ; and whereas, by chapter 13 of said 
charter the Common Council has power to sell or 
lease said lands on such terms and at such times as 
shall be deemed most advantageous ; 

Therefore, be it Resolved, That the Special Com- 
mittee on Bridewell be and they are hereby author- 
ized to lease from the city for the purpose of erect- 
ing a Bridewell, and for the yards, shops, &c, that 
may necessarily be connectedithere with, such portion 
or portions of the School Land where the Bridewell 
is now situate, as will in their opinion be ample and 
sufficient, and on such terms and for such time as 
may be mutually advantageous to the School Fund 
and to the city. 

Aid. Holden moved that the report and accom- 
panying opinion be laid overTand published. Car- 
ried. 



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Aid. TrouJloot. moved that the, Comptroller ho 
Instructed to advertise, under ll.e direction of the 
committee, for suitable ground* for lirldOWell pur- 
potcs. Curried. 

l'A!(K0 N. 1>. 

Aid. rhackford, of the Select. Committee on 
lark* for the North Division, tOfelher *\ 1 1 li the 
Hoard of Public Works, submitted n re; oi l and 
plan lor the Improvement of Lincoln I'ark, and 
moved lh<- adoption and approval of the same. 

The niotion prevailed. 

I M INIMIKI) Ilt'HINKHM. 

Aid. Talcotl called np the report oi committer! 

on .Judiciary on the.JuiiK healer s ordinance. 

Aid. Woodman moved to amend by striking out 
"tr.O " aud inscrtim: Carried. 

a hi. Woodman then moved lti passage ai amend- 
ed { ami the ordinance wuc passed Ln tlio following 

form : 

An Ordinance cone i in< .Jnnk Dealers and Dealers 

iu Second-hand (Joode. 
th if Onliuned by the Common Conncil of the City 

of Vk&cogo : 

Section 1. That any person who keeps a store, 
office or place of business for the purchase or sale 
of old metal, rags, old rope, old canvas, iron and 
the like, is hereby defined to he a junk dealer, and 
any person who keeps a store, office, or place of 
business, for the purchase or sale of second-hand 
clothing; or garments of any kind, or second-hand 
goods, wares or merchandise, i* hereby defined to 
be a dealer in second-hand goods. 

Sec. 2. That no person or persons shall carry on 
or conduct the business or calling, either of a junk 
dealer or dealer in second-hiind goods, wilhin the 
city of Chicago, w ithout having first obtained a li- 
cense so to do, iu accordance with the provisions 
of this ordinance, under a penalty, upon conviction, 
of a fine of twenty-five dollars for each and every 
offence. 

Sec. 3. The Mayor is hereby authorized to grant a 
license to junk dealers or dealers in second hand 
goods, on the following conditions : 

1st. lhe person so applying for such license shall, 
to the satisfaction of the Mayor, be a person of good 
character, and shall pay into the city treasury the 
sum of twenty-five dollars. 

2d. The person so applying shall execute a hond 
to the city of Chicago, in the sum of three hundred 
dollars, conditioned that the said applicant will in 
every particular conform to the requirements of rhis 
ordinance, and with the requirements or provisions 
of any ordinance hereafter to be passed concerning 
junk dealers or dealers in second hand goods, as 
the case may be, and thereupon the City Clerk shall 
issue a license in due form under lhe corporate 
seal, signed by the Mayer and countersigned hy the 
Clerk. 

Sec, 4. All licenses issued under this ordinance 
shall expire cm the first day of August next after the 
issuing of the same. 

Sec. 5. Every person licensed as aforesaid shall 
keep at his or her place of business a substantial 
and well bound hook in which he or she shall en- 
ter in writing a minute description of all personal 
property purchased by him or her, the date of pur- 
chase, the name and residence or place of business 
of the person or peisons from whom such purchase 
v. as made, and particularly mentioning any promi- 



jm i.i or depcrlplJve mark! that may be on such 
jiiopcrly, w hich said book shall he kept clean and 
legible, and all the entries therein shall be made 
Willi Ink, and no entry therein shall be erased, ob- 
literated or delacd, and every person so licensed 
tailing to comply with any of the provisions of 
tins Hcction shall, upon conviction, he fined io a 
sum not less than twenty-five dollars, nor more 
than one hundred dollars, for each and every of- 
fense. 

Nix. ';. Kvcry perron so licensed as aforcsuid, 
shall, during rlie ordinary hours of business, when 
n o nested by I in: Mayor, (.'eueral Superintendent of 
Police, or any police officer of the city, submit and 
exhibit suid book, In the fifth sect ion of said ordi- 
nance provided for, to the inspection of any of tne 
above named officers, and shall also exhibit any 
such poods or personal property to any ol the afore- 
sald officers, and even ■ceo licenced person refus- 

iiil' to submit said books, goodi or property as 
aforesaid, upon the request of of the aforesaid 
officers, shall, upon conviction, be fined in a SHXD 
not less than twenty -Ave dollars for each and every 
offence, and shall be subject, in the discretion of the 
Mayor, to have his or her license revoked. 

Six. 7. That nothing contained in thu ordinance 
shall effect the sale of second-hand goods by any 
person or persons now or hereafter licensed as 
pawnbrokers, and who shall in the course of their 



! any c 
pledge 



d to them and 



business as pawnbrokers sell any goods, wares or 
merchandise which have f 
remain unredeemed. 

Sec. 8. All ordinances or parts of ordinances con- 
flicting with this ordinance are hereby repealed. 

Sec. 0. This ordinance shall be in force and take 
eff ect from and after its passage. 

Aid. Holden called up the report of Committee on 
Finance upon the claim of Hon. Julian S. Iium«ey. 

Aid. Shackford moved to concur in the report. 

Aid. II olden moved as an amendment that it be 
recommitted. 

Aid. Talcoft moved as an amendment to the 
amendment that Mr. Rumsey be allowed to with- 
draw his petition. 

The latter motion prevailed. 

Aid. Bauer ty and Sherwin were excused and re- 
tired. 

The Clerk stating that there were sundry docu- 
ments on his desk "presented hy the Board of Public 
Works, 

Aid. Talcoft moved that he be authorized to refer 
them to their appropriate committees. Carried. 

Aid. Lawson called up the report: of Committee on 
Police on the appointment of an assistant Police 
Court Clerk ; and moved to concur in the same. 

Aid. Woodman demanded the ayes and noes and 
the motion was lost by the following vote : 

Ayes — Aid. Knickerbocker, Woodard,lalcott,Pus- 
sell, Gastfield, Lawson, Shackford, Woodman — 8. 

Noes— Aid. Cart er,Barrett, Wicker, McKoy,Moore, 
Holden, Bond, Fraozen, Proudfoot — 9. 

Aid. Woodman moved to adjourn. 

The motion was lost. 

Aid. Woodman moved to adjourn until next Fri- 
day evening t o take up business where left off". 

The motion prevailed and the Council stood ad- 
journed. 

A. H. BODMAN, City Clerk. 



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Chicago, Oct. 2d, 1865, 



OFFICIAL BEPO.RT. 



Present— His Honor, the Mayor, and Aldermen 
Gage, Knickerbocker, Slump, Carter, Barrett, 
Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, Sheridan, Wall work, 
Hatch, Sherwin, Moore, Rafferty, Frisbie, Wood- 
ard, Talcolt, Holden, Bixby, Bond, Russell, Gast- 
field, Franzen, Proudfoot, Ruh, Hotiinger, Law- 
son, Shackford, Woodman and Clark. 

Absent — Aldermen Kann and Huntley. 

MINUTES. 

On motion of Aid. Knickerbocker, the minutes 
of the proceedings of the two preceding meetings 
were approved without reading. 

PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS. 

The Clerk presented the official bond of Nahman 
Braren, Special Constable for the Fourteenth 
Ward. 

Aid. Clark moved that it be approved. Carried. 

Petition ot E. T . Tinkham, praying that his ac- 
count with the city might be adjusted^ was, on mo- 
tion of Aid. Shackford, 

Referred to Commitee on Finance and the Coun- 
sel to the Corporation. 

Petition of John W. Post, asKing tor a reduction 
of assessment on real estate for the present muni- 
cipal year, was, on motion of Aid. Woodman, 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Petition of Timothy A. Heron, for a free license 
to peddle, was 

Referred to Committee on Licenses. 

Petition of A. J. Galloway, for increased com- 
pensation as Assessor, was 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

A communication from Michael McDermott, re- 
monstrating against the payment of double fare 
on the horse railway by those coming down the 
Archer Road and thence going south, and praying 
rhe Common Council to use legislative means to 
prevent it. was, on motion of Aid. Bond, 

Referred to Committee on Railroads. 

Aid. Shimp, by permission of the Council, in- 
troduced the following preamble and resolution : 

"Whereas, a portion of this Council, with certain 
city officers, have, as a delegation from the city of 
Chicago, recently visited, on a tour of observation, 
the cities of Detroit, Toronto, Brooklyn, New 
York, Philadelphia and Baltimore, and have, by 
the corporate authorities of said cities, been most 
generously and hospitably entertained: 

Therefore be it Resolved, That the thanks of the 
Common Council of the city of Chicago be and the 
same are hereby tendered to the corp orate aut hori- 
ties of said cities for the kind attentions shown 
and the hospitalities extended to said delegation, 
as well as for the valuable information to them im- 
parted. 



Resolved, That we most highly appreciate the 
alacrity with which the representatives of the above 
cities hastened to impart information respecting 
their public institutions and other matters of in- 
terest, and in every way to aid our delegation in 
their observations, and we are proud at such a re- 
cognition of Chicago abroad. 

The City Clerk is hereby instructed to forward a 
copy of the foregoing resolutions to the Mayors of 
the above named cities. 

On motion of Aid. Knickerbocker the resolution 
was adopted unanimously. 

A communication from Aid. Woodard, asking 
for the passage of a proper ordinance enabling the 
Board of Public Works to repair streets where 
there are railroad tracks laid down, was 

Referred to Committee on Railroads. 

A communication was also introduced by Aid. 
Woodard covering the following resolution : 

Resolved, That the Committee on Railroads be 
and is hereby instructed to examine and report to 
the next regular meeting of the Council such or- 
dinance or ordinances as they deem proper and 
sufficient to secure ample horse railway accommo- 
dations to our citizens. 

Aid. Knickerbocker moved the adoption of the 
resolution. Carried. 

Petition of Timothy Ahern for a free peddler's 
license, was 

Referred to Committee on License. 

Petition of Alvm Salisbury and L. Dodge to be 
paid balance due them on a contract for planking an 
alley in Block 7, Fort Dearborn Addition, was 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

REPORTS OP OFFICERS. 

The Board of Public Works submitted a report 
and ordinance for the filling of a pond near Grand 
Haven slip. 

There being no objection, the ordinance was put 
upon its passage, and was passed by ayes and noes 
as follows : 

Ayes— Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, 
Barrett, Wicker, McRoy, Sheridan, Wallwork, 
Hatch, Moore, Frisbee, Woodard, Talcott, Holden, 
Bixby, Bond, Gast field, Proudfoot, Lawson, Shack- 
ford, .Woodman and Clark— 23. 

Noes— None. 

AlPO, 3 

Submitted the following report and order : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, 

in Common Council assembled : 

The Board of Public Works recommend the con- 
struction this year of a sewer on Union street, from 
Twelfth street to O'Brien street, and on O'Brien 
street, from Union street as far west as the Foster 
School house. The sewer is especially needed for 
the accommodation of this. School, and is asked for 
by the Board of Education. 



lt« estimated coM b £2,1)1)0, which nuisl be pro- 
vided for by I ho Issue ol bonds ; n suitable order, 
iiuthori/iii'' tin- Hoard lo l«»ue two bonds, m up- 
pondrd. Respectfully submittod, 

.1. <;. (ilNDIM.K, 

Vnr.u Lktz, 

O. d. ItOMK, 

Hoard Of Public Work-*. 

Orh rrt, 'I'll it the Hoard of Public W ork* nro 
hereby niiihorl/ed lo ls-tic lwo(2i sewerage bonds, 
of one thousand dollar- < ach, mid bond" lo In- Is- 
sued under iiir tiTiiih a 1 1 > I conditions prescribed by 
the ordinance ol .luno 'JIM, 1H0.1, oiil.lionzlng the 
l»suo ol one hundred and llliy-lotir sewerage bond-. 

Aid. Cage moved the passage ol' Hie order, and 
I horn being no objc. ii ,n, il was pass.id by the lol- 
lowing vol t) : 

A ys— A 1< I. Cage, Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, 
Harrell, Wicker, McUoy. hheiidan, Wullwork, 

Batch, Sherwin, Moore, FriBbee, Woodard, Talcott, 
Bolden, Bizby.Bond. Qastfleld. Proadfoot, Bull, 

LAWSOn, Miacklord, Woodman, Clark— K. 
A'oftf— None. 

Also, 

Submitted ordinances U lollows : 

For :i sidewalk on the west tide of HalMed street, 
from Wright to Sixteenth ; 

For planking alleys in block 35, Carpenter's Ad- 
dition ; 

For opening an alley in block (*> 1, section 7 ; 

For planking alley in blocks 21 and 30, southeast 
quarter, section 17. ^ 

All of which were referred (o Committee on 
Streets and Alleys, W. 1>. 

Also, 

Submitted ordinances as follows: 

For macadamizing Halsted street, from Thirty- 
first street lo Lgan avenue; 

For macadamizing Halsted street, from Thirty- 
first street i o Archer road ; 

For gravelling Sixteenth streel, from State street 
to Prairie avenue ; 

For paving Monroe street, from State street lo 
Michigan avenue ; 

For a sidewalk on both sides of Monroe street, 
from State street lo Michigan avenue. 

All of which were referred to the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys, S. D. 

Also, 

Submitted an ordinance for the erection oflamu 
posts on Morgan street, between Hub bard and In- 
diana streets. 

Referred to Committee on Gas Lights. 

Also, 

Submitted an ordinance for private drains in 
North Wells street, from Kmzie to the river ; which 
was referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
N. D. 

The City Clerk submitted tbe following report ; 
•which was ordered to be placed on file : 

Crrr Clerk's Office, ) 
Chicago, Oct. 2, 1865. f 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago: 
Gentle3ien : I respectfully report the following 
references, not yet reported to your honorable 
body : 

Sept. 4. — Report and ordinance for planking alley 
in Block 14. w hfand w bf ne qr Sec. 17, 39, 14. Re- 
ferred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. D. 

Sept. 26. — Petition of Robert Hill for abatement 
of personal property tax. Referred to the Comp- 
troller. 

Sept. 25.— Communication from Board of Public 
Works, asking additional levy for street improve- 
ments. Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Sept. 26.— Petition ot Wahl Bros. & Lightall for 
permission to lay railroad on McGregor street. Re- 
ferred to Committee on Railroads. 

Sept. 25.— Sidewalk ordinance on Clark St., from 
Franklin to Fullerton avenue. 

Ordinance for widening Xorth Clark street from 
North avenue to Franklin. 

Ordinance for vacating alley in B 19, C T sub Sec. 
33, 40, 14. 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
N. D. 



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Sept. 2.'.— Ordinance making second assessment 
lor planking Twelfth Mr -: between Heach and 

( lanali 

Sept. 2.".— Ordinance making necond a*ses*mont 

for planum • < loneb PI* b. Referred to Committee 

on Local A*-mi^ inenfH. 
Respectfully submitted. 

A. II. Bowman, City Clerk. 

RKBOK'l Ol STANDI'. c COMMIT) i 

FINANCE. 

Aid. Bond, of Committee on Finance, to whom 
had been referred a communication from the Hoard 
of Public Work*, u«kmg for an ud litional aopro- 
allon for cleaning and r< 'pairing streets, reported 
utlvernoly lo granting tbe same, bat recommended 
that the detkiency be supplied by making u tempo- 
rary loan. 

Aid. hhaekford moved to amend the report by 
striking out lie- clause in relation to the past and 
future eroenaea of (he Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Woodman moved to lay the amendment on 
the table. 

Aid. dark demanded the. ayes and nocB, and the 
motion prevailed by the following vote: 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker. Bhlmp, Carter, Bar- 
rett, Wicker, Sheridan, Wallwork, Hatch, Slier 
win, Talcott, Bond, Franzen, Ilottinger, Rub. 
Woodm m—lj. 

Noes— Aid. Gage, Mcftoy, Wilmarth, Moore, 
Frisbee, Woodard, Holden, Bixby, Gastfleld, 
Proudfoot, Lawfcon, .Shackford, Clark— 13. 

Aid. Woodman then moved to concur in Ibe re- 
port as submit led by the committee, and the mo- 
tion prevailed by the following vote: 

Ay-8— Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, 
Barrett, Wicker,Mcuoy, Sheriaan, Wallw ork, Hatch, 
Sherwin, Moore, Rafferty, Frisbee, Woodard, Dishy, 
Bond, Gastfield, Franzen, Proudfoot, Ilottinger, 
Ruh, Lawson, Shackford, Woodman, Clark— 20. 

Noes— Aid. Wilmarth, Talcott, Holden— 3. 
Also, 

Of the same committee, reported in favor of re- 
mitting the tine of Frazier, amounting to $23. 

Report concurred in by the follow ins- vote: 
Ayes — Aid. Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, Bar- 
I reft, Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, Sheridan, Wall- 
work, Hatch, Sherwin, Moore, Rail'erty, Frisbee, 
Woodard, Talcott, Holden, Bizby, Bond, Gaat- 
field, Franzen, Proudfoot, Hottinger, Ruh, Law- 
! son, Shackford, W T oodman, Clark— 23. 

Noes— None. 
\ Also, 

Of the same committee reported adversely to 
awarding damages to F. R. Wilson for the reten- 
tion by the city of deed of transfer for certain 
property. 
Report accepted and concurred in. 

Also, 

Of the same committee reported adversely to 
i granting the petition of W. R. Grafton for abate- 
', ment. of personal tax. 

Report accepted and concurred in. 

Also, 

Of the same committee reported adversely to the 
remission of a fine ol §25 imposed upon Joseph 
j Scharf for a violation of the health ordinance. 
Report accepted and concurred ir. 

F.AILBOADS. 

Aid. Talcott, of Committee cn Railroads, sub- 
mitted tbe following report : 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chica- 
go, in Common Council assembled : 
Your Committee on Railroads to whom was 
referred the petition of Wahl Bio. & Lightall, 
asking for tbe right to lay down a side track from 
the Pittsburgh and Fort Wayne Railroad, upon 
McGregor street to its intersection with Wallace 
street, having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report as follows : That your Committee 
have made a personal examination of said Mc- 
Gregor street, and report adverse to the use of Mc- 
Gregor street; but would recommend that Kos- 

, suth street be grantea to said Wahl Bro. & Light- 
all for the use and purposes asked for in said 
ps ition, the change of streets being satisfactory 

! to the parties, it being but one block south of Mc- 

1 Gregor street 



Oct. 2,] 



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Your Committee would further recommend the I 
passage of the ordinance herewith submitted, 
which has been prepared by the Corporation Coun- 
sel. In view of the work to be done, and as the 
packing season is near at hand, when the use for 
which this track is asked for will be a necessity in 
a sanitary point of view, your Committee respect- 
fully ask "that the ordinance be passed at once, so as 
to give time to get said track laid before it freezes 
up. All of which is respectfully submitted. 

M. Talcott, 
Saml. McRoy, 
Joseph Sherwin. 

An ordinance tor laying down a side track on 
Kossuth street from the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne 
& Chicago Railroad to Sanger street. 

Be it ordained by the Common Council of the city 
of Chicago. 

Sec. 1. That permission be and the same is here- 
by given to Wahl Brothers & Lightall io lay down 
maintain and use a side railroad track, with neces - 
sary switches and turnouts, on Kossuth street from 
Sanger street to the point of intersection with the 
Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne & Chicago Railroad on 
Stewart avenue ; and also, to extend said switches 
or turnouts to and upon any lot or lots they may 
now or hereafter own or iease upon said Kossuth 
street ; provided, however, said track, switches and 
turnouts shall be used exclusively lor the legitimate 
business of said firm. 

Sec. 2. The same to be done under the super- 
vision of the Board of Public Works of said city. 

Sec. 3. This ordinance to take effect and be in 
lorce from and after its passage. 

Aid. Holden moved that the report and ordinanca 
be laid over and ordered published. 

Carried. 

TOLICE. 

Aid. Holden moved to reconsider the vote had at 
the last meeting of the Council, upon concurring in 
the report of the Committee on Police, recommend- 
ing the appointment of an Assistant Police Court 
Clerk. • 

Aid. Barret t demanded the ayes and noes : and 
the question wos reconsidered by the following 
vote: 

Ayes— Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, McRoy, Wil- 
marth, Wallwork, Hatch, Sherwin, Frisbee, Wood 
ard, Talcott, Holden, Bixby, Bond, Gastfield, Fran- 
zen, Proudfoot,Hottinger, Ruh, Lawson, Shackford, 
Woodman, Clark— 22. 

ISioes— Aid. Carter, Barrett, Wicker, Sheridan, 
Moore, RaCerty — 6. 

Aid. Wicker moved that the matter be referred to 
a special committee. 

Aid. Shackford moved to lay the motion on the 
table. 

Aid. Woodman demanded the ayes and noes ; 
and it was tabled by the following voie : 

Ayes — Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, McRoy, Wil- 
marth, Wallwork, Hatch, Sherwin, Woodard, Tal 
cott, Bixby, Bond, Gastfield, Fi'anzen, Proudfoot, 
Hotiinger, Ruh, Lawson, Shackford, Woodman, 
Clark— 20. 

Noes— Aid. Carter, Barrett, Wicker, Sheridan, 
Moore, Rafferty, Frisbee, Holden— 8. 

Aid. Knickerbocker moved to concur in the 
report ; and the motion prevailed by the following 
vote : 

Ayes— Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, McRoy, Wil- 
marth, Sheridan, Wallwork, Hatch, Sherwin, Fris- 
bee, Woodard, Talcott, Holden, Bixby, Bond, 
Gastfield, Franzen, Proudfoot, Hottinger, Ruh, 
Lawson, Shackford, Woodman, Clark— 23. 

Noes— Aid. Carter, Barrett, Wicker, Moore, Raf- 
ferty— 5. 

Be it ordained by the Common Council of the City 
of Chicago : 

Sec. 1. That William Vocke, Clerk of the Police 
Court of the City of Chicago, be and he is hereby 
authorized and empowered to appoint a suitable 
person as Deputy Clerk of said Court, subject, 
however, to the approval and confirmation of the 
said Common Council, and at a salary not exceed- 
ing eight hundred dollars per annum. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, S. D. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys S. D., to 
whom had been referred an ordinance for 1 extending 



Third avenue south to Fourteenth street, reported 
in favor of the passage of the same : 

Report concurred fnand ordinance passed by ayes 
and noes as follows : 

Ayes— Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, Carter, Bar- 
rett, Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, Sheridan, Wall, 
work, Hatch, Sherwin, Moore, Ratfertv, Frisbee, 
Woodard, Talcott, Holden, Bixby, Bond, Gastfield, 
Franzen, Proudfoot, Hottinger, Ruh, Lawson 
Shackford, Woodman and Clans— 2S. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

Reported adversely to the prayer of the remon- 
strants against paving Wells street from Van Buren 
to Taylor. 

Report accepted and concurred in. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, N. D. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys N. D., to 
whom bad been referred an ordinance for plankinar 
alley in N y 2 of Bl'k 27, Wolcott's Addition, report- 
ed in favor of the passage of the same. 

Report concurred in and ordinance passed by 
ayes and noes as follows : 

Ayes— Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, 
Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, Sheridan, Wallwork, 
Hatch, Sherwin, Moore, Rafferty, Frisbee, Wood- 
ard, Talcott, Holden, Bixby, Bond, Gastfield, Fran- 
zen, Proudfoot, Hottinger, Ruh, Lawson, Shack- 
ford, Woodman, Clark— 28. 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of the passage of an ordinance 
for planking alley, in Bl'k 5, Kinzie's Addition. 

Report concurred in and ordinance passed by ayes 
and noes as follows : 

Ayes— Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, 
Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, Sheridan, Wallwork, 
Hatch, Sherwin, Moore, Rafferty, Frisbee, W ood- 
ard, Talcott, Holden, Bixby, Bond, Gastfield, Fran- 
zen, Proudtoot, Hottinger, Ruh, Lawson, Shack- 
ford, Woodman, Clark — 28. 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of the passage of an ordinance 
for the construction of a sidewalk on the east side 
of Clark street from Franklin street to Fullerton 
Avenue. 

Report concurred in and ordinance passed by 
ayes and noes as follows : 

Ayes — Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, 
Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, Sheridan, Wallwork, 
Hatch, Sherwin, Moore, Rafferty, Frisbee, Wood- 
ard, Talcott, Holden, Bixbv, Bond, Russell, Gast- 
field, Franzen, Proudfoot, Hottinger, Ruh, Lawson, 
Shackford, Woodman, Clark— 29. 

Noes— Nor.e. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of the passage of an ordinance 
for w idening North Clark street, from North Ave- 
nue to Franklin street. 

Report, concurred in and ordinance passed by 
ayes and noes as follows : 

Ayes— Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, 
Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, Sheridan, Wallwork, 
Hatch, Sherwin, Moore, Rafferty, Frisbee, Wood- 
ard, Talcott, Holden, Bixby, Russell, Gastfield, 
Franzen, Proudfoot, Hottinger, Ruh, Lawson, 
Shackford, Woodman, Clark— 28. 

Noes— Aid. Bond— 1. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of the passage of an ordinance 
for planking alleys m Block 10, Wolcotfs Addition. 

Report concurred in and ordinance passed by 
ayes and noes as follows : 

Ayes— Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, 
Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, Sheridan, Wallwork, 
Hatch, Sherwin, Moore, Rafferty, Frisbee, Wood- 
ard, Talcott, Holden, Bixby, Bond, Russell, Gast- 
field, Franzen, Proudfoot, Hottinger, Ruh, Lawson, 
Shackford, Woodman, Clark — 29. 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of the passage of the following 
resolution : 

Resolved, Th at hereafter Hurlbut street shall be 
known and designated as the division line of the 
election precincts of the Thirteenth Ward ; thatpor- 



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lion l\ln;.' "..••■( or mid ll'irllnit hired being ||,.- 
Mretrrednct, und Hint portion lyln« 
street being the Second Precinct. 
The ret oration was Adopted. 

AImo, 

Bnbmltted the following report i 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the I ItyofChlci 
hi i ommon ( lonndl assembled i 
* our Committee on Street! and Alleyi of the North 

Dlvlinon, to whom wu.H referred tin- multer of the 

vacation «>i the ttai tfonr feet of the alley lying w I 
of ami adjoining Lot 88. Block 19, < 'anal Tin tees' 
tubdl vision, In e eotlon 88, T. 10, N# B. 14 east, oav« 
lug had the mime under odvinenient, heir leuvo to 
report in in v or of the same, and recommend the 
adoption ol the ordinance fox the vacation of the 

tunic, ],. PbOUOTOOT, 

HAMIJI I, SlIAl Kl'OUl), 

ROBBBT Ci.aick, 
Aid. TalCOtl moved thai it bo laid over und pub- 

Uahed. Carried. 

l BM)TI AND AI.I.KVH, W, Et 

The Committee on Streets nnd Alloyn, VV. D., to 

whom bad been referred an ordinance for widening 

Ueuben Hlreel from Madison street to Southwestern 
avenue, reported in luvor of the passage of the 
same. 

Report concurred in and ordinance passed by 
ayes and noes as follows : 

Ayes— Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, 
Wicker, McRoy, wihnarth, Sheridan, wallwork, 
Hatch, Sherwin, Moore, Rafferty, Frisbee, Wood- 
aid, Talcott, llolden, Bixby, Bond, Russell, Gast- 
lield, Franzen, Proudfoot, Hoi tinker, Ruh, Lawson. 
Shackford, Woodman, Clark— 29. 

Noes— !None. 

A'so, 

Reported adversely to the prayer of the remon- 
strants against the improvement of the alley in 
Block 27, School Section Addition to Chicago. 

Report accepted and concurred in. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of the passage of an ordinance 
for the vacation of Arthingion street, from Sibley 
street to Lytle street. 

Ayts— Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, Carter, Bar- 
rett, Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, Sheridan, Wall- 
work, Hatch, Sherwin, Rafferty, Frisbee. Wood- 
ard, Talcott, Holden, Bixby, Bond, Russell, Cast- 
field, Franzen, Proudfoot, Hottinger, Ruh, Law- 
son, Shackford, Woodman, Clark— 28. 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of the passage of an ordinance 
for the vacation of the alley running north and south 
in rear of Lots 29 to 38, inclusive, Block 9, Union 
Park 2d Addition to Chicago ; and so much of the 
alley running west, from aforesaid alley to a point 
14 feet, eas t of the west line of lots 2 and 27 of afore- 
said block. 

Report concurred in and ordinance passed by 
ayes and noes as follows : 

Aye*— Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, 
Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, Sheridan, W T allwork. 
Hatch, Sherwin, Moore, Rafferty, Frisbee, Wood- 
ard, Talcott. Holden, Bixby, Bond, Russell, Gast- 
field, Franzen, Proudfoot, nottin^er, Ruh, Law- 
son, Shackford, W'oodman, Clark— 29. 

Noes— Kone. 

GAS LIGHTS. 

Aid. Bond moved to reconsider the vote by which 
the ordinance for the erection of lamp posts on 
Morgan street, from Hubbard street to Indiana 
street, was referred to Committee on Gas Lights. 

Carried. 

Aid. Talcott moved its passage, and the motion 
prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker. Carter, Barrett, 
Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, Sheridan, Wallwork, 
Hatch, Sherwin, Moore, Rafferty, Frisbee, Wood- 
ard, Talcott, Holden, Bixby, Bond, Russell, Gast- 
field, Franzen, Proudfoot, Hottintrer, Ruh, Lawson, 
Shackford, Woodman, Ciark— 29.~ 

Noes— None. 

LOCAL ASSESSMENTS. 

Aid. Sherwin, of the Committee on Local Assess- 
ments, to whom nad been referred the assessment 
roll for the extension of West Hinsdale street to 
LaSalle street, reported in favor of the confirmation 
of the same. 



The a m-h sni' nt roll w ,• i i ncl ined by the pnBcu;/e 

of the uriiini order oi confirmation attach* <i (hereto. 

AIho. 

Deported In llVor ol tie- piiHvaire of an ordinance 

for making a second a s< imonl tor planking Weat 

Twelfth Kreet. 

Report roneurred in and ordinunce pam-ed by 
ayes and noei as follows : 

lyt4 Aid UajTA Knickerbocker, Carter. I'.nrrelt, 

Wicker, McRoy, wilmarth. Sheridan, wallwork, 
Batch, Sherwin. Moore, Rafferty, Frl bee. Wood- 
ard, Talcott, Holden. Bixby, Bond, Russell, Gaht- 
fleld, Franren, Proudfoot, ilotlingor, Buh, Lawson, 
shackford, Woodman, ( lark— ~'->. 

Noes— None. 

Al'O, 

li< porlod in f:i\ or of t tic ; • of an ordinance 

making a second assessment for planking Coach 
Place (rom Weill street to Franklin street. 

Reporl concurred in and ordinance panned by 
ayes and DOOI a ■ follow 8 : 

Ayes— Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker. Carter, Barrett, 
Wicker, McRoy, Wihnarth. Sheridan, Wallwork, 
Hatch, sherwin, Moore, Rafferty, Frisbee, Wood- 

ard, Talcott, Holden, l!i\bv, liond, Ru'vell, Gast- 

tieio, Franzen, Prondfoot, Hotf Inger, Knh, Lawson, 
Shackford, Woodman, Clark— 29. 
Noes — None. 

UNFINISHED I: i ' I J KH. 

Aid. Talcott called up the report of the Commit- 
tee on Local AosessmeutH upon the petition of If. 
T. Dickey tor return of excels of a.-M s.-menl for 
paving West Lake street, together with interest; 
and moved to reconsider the vote by which it was 
lost at the previous meeting. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Woodman moved to concur in the report. 

Aid. Gage moved ub an amendment to lay the re- 
port on the table. 

The motion was lost by the following vote : 

Ayes— Aids. Gage, Carter, Barrett, Wicker, Mc- 
Roy, Wilmarth, Gastfield, Franzen, Lawson, Shack- 
ford, Clark— 11. 

Noes— Aids. Knickerbocker. Sheridan, Wallwork, 
Hatch, Sherwin, Moore, Rafferty, Frisbee, Wood- 
ard, Talcott, Holden, Bixby, Bond, Russell, Proud- 
foot, Hottinger, Bub, Woodman— 18. 

Aid. Clark moved to refer the whole matter to the 
Counsel to the Corporation. 

Aid. Sherwin moved to lay the motion on the 
table. 

Aid. Clark demanded the ayes and noes; and the 
motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, McBoy, Wil- 
marth, Sheridan, Wallwork, Sherwin, Moore, Eaff 
erty, Frisbee, Woodard. Talcott, Holden, Bixby, 
Bond, Ruh, Woodman— 17. 

Noes— Aid. Carter, Barrett, Wicker, Hatch, Rus- 
sell, Gastfield, Franzen, Proudfoot, Hottinger, 
Lawson, Shackford, Clark — 12. 

The question recurring on the motion of Aid. 
Woodman, to concur in the report, the motion was 
lost by tne following vole : 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Sheridan, Wallwork, 
Hatch, Sherwin, M oore, Kafferty, Frisbee, Bixby, 
Bussell, Proudfoot, Hottinger, Ruh, Shackford, 
Woodman— 15. 

Noes— Aid. Gage,Carter, Barrett,Wicker, McBoy, 
Wilmarth, Woodard, Talcott, Holden, Bond, Gast- 
field, Franzen, Lawson, Clark— 14. 

Aid. Shackford called up the report of the Com- 
mittee on Streets and Alleys, iN. D., on the peti- 
tion of the Lake View Avenue Company,and moved 
to concur in the same. 

Aid. llussell moved to postpone the subject two 
weeks. 

Alter a lengthened debate, Aid. Carter moved to 
adjourn until Thursday evening to take up business 
where left off. 

Aid. Woodman demanded the ayes and noes, and 
the motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, Carter, McRoy, 
Wilmartn, Sherwin, Moore, Bafferty, Frisbee, Hol- 
den, Bixby, Bond, Russell, Gastfield, Franzen, 
Hottinger, Ruh— 17. 

Noes— Aid. Earrett, Wicker, Sheridan, Woodard, 
Talcott, Proudfoot, Lawson, Shackford, Woodman,, 
Clark— 10. 

And the Council stood adjourned. 

A. H. BODMAX, City Clerk.. 



Common ^onucil. 

ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING. 



Chicago, Oct. 5tli, 1865. 



OFFICIAL REPORT. 



October 5, 1805. 
Present— Eis Honor the Mayor, and Aldermen 
Gage, Knickerbocker, Shirnp, Carter. Barrett, 
Wicker, Mclioy, Wilmarth, Sheridan, Ratcn, 
Moore, Ratlerty, Frisbee, Woodard, Talcott, Hol- 
den, Bond, Russell, Gastfield, Franzen, Proudtoot, 
Lawson, bhackford and Woodman. 

Absent— Aldermen Kann, Wallwork, Sherwin, 
Bixby, Huntley, Hot linger, Euh and Clark. 

The Clerii, by permission of the Council, read a 
communication from His Honor the Mayor in rela- 
tion to licensing " Wood's Museum which was 
Referred to Committee on Licenses. 
Aid. Gage, by permission, introduced the follow- 
ing resolution, which was adopted : 

Resolved, That the Committee on Finance are 
hereby requested to inquire whether the contracts 
for deepening the Illinois and Michigan Canal, have 
been awarded to the lowest bidder or not, and re- 
port the result of this investigation to the Council 
at their nest regular meeting:. 

Aid. Wicker, by permission, introduced the fol- 
lowing resolution, and moved its adoption: 

Whereas, One Edward Steinbacker, a saloon- 
keeper on Milwaukee avenue, near the city limits, 
ha3 been fined Fifty-two (52) dollars and costs for 
selling liquor without license; and whereas the 
said Steinbacker is a poor lame cripple, having 
lost both legs by being run over on the railroad, 
for which reason the former administration did not 
disturb him in his business ; it is therefore 
Besolved, That said fine be remitted. 
The motion prevailed by the following vote : 
Ayes— Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, 
Barrett, Wicker, Mc Roy, Whmarth, Hatch, Moore, 
Ka&erty, Frisbee, Woodard, Talcott, Holden. Bond, 
Gastfield, Franzen, Proudtoot, Lavvson, Shackford, 
Woodman— 22. 
Noes— IS! one. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Aid. Proudfoot called up the report of Committee 
on Streets and Alleys, IS. D., on the petition of the 
Lake View Avenue Company. 

Aid.. Bond offered the following ordinance as a 
substitute for the resolution embodied in said re- 
port : 

An Ordinance concerning the right of way of the 
Lake View Avenue Compan> : 



Whereas, The Lake View Avenue Company^ by 
virtue of a general act of the Legislature, approved 
February 21, 1859, and also of a sp'ecial act, approved 
February 1(5, 1865, have acquired a right to condemn 
tor roadway purposes, ior a period of thirty yea v s, 
commencing December 30, 1864, a strip of land one 
hundred feet in widfh, along the shore of Lake 
Michigan, in the North Division of the City of 
Chicago, and the town of Lake View ; and, 

Whereas, It is considered necessary, in order to 
make such roadway available, that said roadway 
should be increased fifty feet in width ; and, 

Whereas, Said roadway, as now located, passes 
over lands owned by the City of Chicago; there- 
fore, 

Be it ordained by the Common Council of the City oj 
Chicago : 

Section 1. That the right of way be and is here- 
by granted to the Lake View Avenue Company 
over the property of the City of Chicago, one hun- 
dred and fifty feet wide, next and adjacent to the 
present high water mark of Lake Michigan, com- 
mencing at the south line of the grounds now used 
as the Chicago City Cemetery, North Avenue, and 
running thence along the shore of Lake Michigan 
to Asylum Place, and commencing again at Fuller- 
ton avenue, and running thence along said shore 
to the north line of the southeast quarter of section 
twenty-e ght (28) in township forty (40,) north of 
range fourteen (14,) east of the third principal 
meridian. 

Sec. 2. The 'foregoing grant is made upon the 
express conditions named in this and the following 
sections. That the said Lake View Avenue Com- 
pany shall, on or before the 1st day of August, A. 
D. 1866, make and complete in good order a road 
across said property at least fifty feet wide, and 
shall finish and improve the ground for the full 
width hereby granted within one 5 ear thereafter. 

Sec. 3. Said Lake View Avenue Company shall 
not erect anv toll gate south of Schiller street, or 
the street now known and designated by that name, 
nor shall said Company erect or maintain more 
than one toll gate within the corporate limits of the 
city of Chicago. 

Sec. 4. That all improvements of said roadway or 
avenue, which are made on grounds not actually 
used as a road bed or passage way for carriages, 
&c, which are made between North avenue and 
Asylum Piace, shall be first approved by the Board 
of Public Works, or such Board or person or per- 
sons as shall, by virtue of any law or ordinance now 
or hereafter in force, have charge of the Chicago 
City Cemetery and Lincoln Park. 

Sec. 5. Said road shall be so constructed as not 
to interfere with the passage on to or across such 
road or avenue from any street or streets which 



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now ure or may hereufter be lnlii out and opened to 
tin* wuter line ol find l.ulvi: Michigan or ill • line of 
mid tivt inic. 

Si t . (1. 1 hut Mild Company ►hull keep mid road 
or avenue In pood repair und condition at thclrown 
expemc, and !f al uny time Mild road or uvctmc 
"hull In' abandoned by Mild Company or Mitlered to 
become mi out ol repair in not to In- s»l'e lor the 
pa—age of toum* or carriage* om i and upon' It. tin: 
said thy shall have thu right to enter upon Mild 
road, or mj in in h thereof a- may lit- in the city of 
Chlcauo. und declare the Minn- a public highway, 
tin miiiiu us oIIht streets and uvcniien tu Mild rlty. 

M.t . 7. That at the end of thirty year- from the 
thirtieth (.'inthi day ol December, A. I). 1864, so 
ninth til said road or avenue us shall then he in the 
corporate limns of the city ol Chicago shall become 
a public stieet or avenue, and all toil (.'ate- -hull be 
removed lucrefroni. 

Si:t\ S. v ald Company shall liave the right to 
charge tolls at the rate named In their amended 
charter, approved Feb. Hi, 1.VIJ5, and no more. 

M.( . Ii. l liltf ordinance shall lie in force fiom and 
alter lis passage and due publication. 

Aid. shitnu moved to amend by inserting a 
clause for the removal of all toll-uates in the city 
limits. 

Aid. Woodman moved to lay tbe motion on the 
table : and the motion prevailed by the following 
vote : 

A>/(S— Aid. Gaffe, Knickerbocker. Carter, Uarrett, 
Wicker, Moore, Ranbrty, Frisbee, Talcott, Holdeo, 
Boud, Proudl'oot, Lavvson, Shackford, Woodman 
—15. 

NoeB—AlH. Shimp, McRoy, Wilmartb. Sheridan, 
Hatch, Woodard, Russell, Gastfield, Frauzen — 'J. 

Aid. Woodman iben called lor tbe ayes and noes 
on the passage of tbe ordinance ; and the motion 
prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayee—Wd. Gage, Knickerbocker, Carter,Earrett, 
Wicker, McRoy, Wumarth, Sheridan, Hatch, 
Moore, Ratferty, Frisbee, Woodard, Talcoit, 
Holden, Bond, Russell, Proudl'oot, Lawson, Sback- 
ford, Woodman— 21. 

Noes— Aid. Shimp, Gastiield, Franzen — 3. 

Aid. Shackford, by permission, introauced the 
following report of the Select Committee appointed 
to draft an ordinance in relation to petroleum : 
To tne Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago, 

in Common Council assembled : 

Your committee, who were appointed to draft an 
ordinance to regulate the sale, storage and inspec- 
tion of mineral oils within the city limits, having 
had the same under advisement, bee: leave to report 
that they have attended to that duty, and submit 
the accompanying ordinance tor your consideration : 

Ham. Shackforu, 
Chas. G. Wickek, 

H. M. WlLMARTH, 

Committee. 

An ordinance to regulate the sale, storing, and in- 
spection of mineral oils and their p.oducls with- 
in the city of Chicago. 

Be it ordained by the Common Council of the city of 
Chicago : 

Section 1.— It shall be unlawful for any person, 
persons, or corporation, to store or keep i or sale 
witnin the corporate limits of the city of Chicago 
any crude petroleum, gasoline, naptha, or benzine, 
exceeding a quantity of five barrels of forty-five 
gallons each ; and it shall be unlawful to keep for 
sale, or on storage, any refined carbon oil, kerosene, 
or other products— for illuminating 1 purposes— of 
coal, rock, or earth oils, excepting such refined oil 
asivill siand a fire test of one hundred degrees of 
Fahrenheit according to the method and direc- 
tions of Jno. Tagliabue; and it shall not be lawful 
to keep any quantity of said articles exceeding one 
barrel of forty -five gallons in any part of a building, 
excepting a cellar, the floor of which shall be three* 
feet below the level of the adjacent streets : and 
no crude petroleum, gasoline,' naptha, benzine 
or carbon oil, shall be kept, or stored, m front of 
any building, or on any street, alley, wharf, lot or 
sidewalk, for a longer lime than is sufncienl to re- 
ceive in store or in delivering the same. 

Sec. 2. Any person, persons or corporation 



baring within 'he city i warehouse, detached and 
clear of other bnildloge, and at leust fifty bet dis- 
tant, and exclusively used for the storage of rack 
artil lei If m named in tin- ordinance, und proper- 
ly vest Dated for thai purpose, having beneath ii- 

grounn lloor an open space or cellar, three feet or 
more in depth below the surface of tho adjacent 
ground, on procuring the upprovul in writing of 
tbe l ire Mnn hul, may apply lo the Common Coun- 
cil of ihln city lor a permit to ukc Mild <v (rehouse 
exclusively for mid purpose ; und if the Common 
( mini II, with (tie consent of the Mayor, shall grunt 
such permit, then while the same shull remain in 
force rtaid pari les using said warehouse shall not 
be subject to the lorcgoiug hectioiiH of thin ordi- 
nance." 

Sec. 3. Tho Mayor, with the consent of the 
Common Council. shall uppoint an inspector of 
mineral oib. Mild inspector shall be a suitable,, 
qjiuliiied person, who is neither directly or indi- 
rectly interested in manufacturing, vending or sell- 
ing, either us commission merchant or broker, uny 
of the articles mentioned in this ordinance. He 
shall ul bis own expense provide himself with the 
necessary Instruments ami upparalus for testing 
the quality ol said urticles named in 
this ordinance, und whose dipy it shall 
be to twamiuc and test the quality of all said oils 
and produce thai he shall be requested by any im- 
porter, dealer, or vender, lo ex .mine; and If upon 
Mich tesling and examination, the oil* r-ote-t'd 
and examined shall meel I l:e requirement 1 - of thi- 
ordinaiice, he shall brand the ame with the date of 
examination, his name, and thin device, "Ap- 
proved, 1 on each package, cask or ban e! contain- 
ing it; and it shall be lawiul for any dealer io sell 
the same. But if the oil so tested -ball not meet 
tbe requirements of this ordinance, he shall mark 
upon each package, cask or barrel his name, the 
date of examination, and this device. " Condemned 
as dangerous lor illuminating purposes;" and it 
shall be unlawful for tbe owner thereol to ofier the 
same lor sale within the limits of this city. 

Sec. 4. The inspector provided in this ordinance 
may charge not to exceed six cents lor inspecting 
or examining each package, cask or barrel, and col- 
lect the same of tbe party employing him. He may 
also, if necessary to the convenient despatch of his 
duties, appoint a suitable number of deputies, for 
whom he shall be accountable, which deputies are 
empowered to perform the duties of inspector. 

Sec. 5. Every person appointed inspector or 
deputy inspector shall before entering upon the 
duties of his office take an oath, or affirmation, to 
perform the duties of his office with fidelity, and 
every inspector shall file a bond to the city of Chi- 
cago, with two sureties, in the sum of ten thou- 
sand dollars, conditional for the faithful perform- 
ance of the duties imposed upon him, which bond 
shall be for the use of all parties aggrieved by the 
acts of such inspector. 

Sec. G. The term of office of said inspector shall 
be for two years, or expire with the term of ofiice of 
the Mayor fit om whom he receives his appointment, 
and may at any time be removed by the'Mayor, for 
incapacity, negligence, or malfeasance. Ko in- 
spector or deputy inspector, while i n office, shall 
buy, sell, bargain, or otherwise trade in any ar- 
ticle which they are appointed to inspect, and for 
any violai ion of this ordinance he shall be liable to 
the lorfiture of his bond. 

Sec 7. Every inspector shall within twenty-four 
hours after inspection of oils heretofore mentioned 
return a true and accurate account thereof to the 
party employ ing him, and shall make an entry of 
all oils inspected in an intelligible manner in a 
book prepared for that purpose, which shall be 
open to inspection by all parties. 

Sec S. Any person, persons or corporation who 
shall violate either Of the provisions of this ordi- 
nance, or who shall use or refill casks, barrels, or 
packages having the inspector's brands thereon for 
the purpose ot fraudulently evading the conditions 
of this ordinance, shall be'subject to a fine of not 
less than twenty-five nor more than one hundred 
dollars for each offence, one half of which shall go 
to tbe informer, and the penalties for a violation of" 



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this ordinance may be recovered in any court of | 
competent jurisdiction. 

Sec. 9. This ordinance to he in force from and 
after the 1st day of November, A. D., 1865. 

Aid. Barrett moved that the report be laid over 
and published. Carried. 

Aid. Holden. by permission, introduced the fol- 
lowing resolution, which was adopted: 

Whereas, Accidents frequently occur at the 
different bridges when open and when opening, 
therefore, 

Rtsolved, That the Board of Public Work be, 
and they are hereby requested to adopt such 
means as may be necessary to prevent the repeti- 
tion of such accidents, or, if they are not already 
authorized so to do, that they report to this Coun- 
cil what the Council can do in the premises. 

Aid. Barrett, by permission, introduced the fol- 
lowing resolution, which was adopted: 

Whereas, it has been represented to this body 
that one James L. Stark, has appeared as attorney 
for the Relonn Scnool in certain cases when writs 
of habeas corp us have been c ued out against George 
W. Perkins, the Superintendent of said School, the 
said Stark claiming to have been employed by some 
of ihe officers of said school; and, whereas, it also 
appears thai the said Stark has not been employed 
as Attorney in said cases, or for the Reform bchool 
by the City Comptroller; therefore, 

Btsolvej, That Ihe Counsel to ihe Corporation, 
and the City Attorney are hereby requested to re- 
port to the next regular meeting of the Common 
Council their opinion upon the following ques- 
tions: 

First, Have the Board of Guardians of the Re- 
form School, or any o'her officer of the City of 
Chicago, except the 'Comptroller, any legal power 
to employ counsel additional to the Corporation 
Counsel, ana City Aitorney, to conduct ihe legal 
business of said school? 

Second, Whether the Board of Guaidians of said 
school have any legal power to pay any attorney 
whom tney may employ from ! he lunds heretofore 
appropriated for the current expenses of said school 
during the present municipal year. 

Third, Whether it is not the duty of the Counsel 
to the Corporation and the City Attorney, to con- 
duct the legal business pertaining to said school ; 
and also whether they require any assistance in the 
conduct of said business. 

Aid. Woodman, by permission, introduced the 
petition of Mrs. L)emv>.-;ey for remission of a fine, 
which was 

deferred to Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Proudfoor called up the reports of Com- 
mittee on Judiciary upon the ordinance in relation 
to city scales, etc. 

Aid. Woodman moved to oass the ordinance as 
submitted by the minority report. 

Aid. Knickerbocker moved, as an amendment, to 
concur in the majority report. 

The amendment was lost by the following-vote : 

Ayes— Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, Shimn, wooa- 
ard^ Bond, Russell, Gastfield, Lawson-S. 

l\ots— Aid, Carter, Barrett, Wicker, McRoy, Wil- 
marth, Sheridan, Hatch, Moore, Rafferty, Frisbee, 
Talcott, Hoiden, Franyen, Proudfoot, Shackford, 
Woodman— 1(3. 

The question recurring on the motion to concur 
in the minority report, the motion prevailed by the 
lollop ing vote : 

Aijes—AM. Gage, Shimp, Carier, Barrett, Wicker, 
McRoy, Wiimarth, Sheridan, Batch. Moore, Rat 
ferty, Frisbee, Woodard, Talcott, Holden, Proud- 
loo;., Shackford. Woodman— IS. 

Noes-AM. Knickerbocker, Bond, Russell, Gast- 
field, Franzen, Lawson— 6. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

An Ordinance concerning iScaies, and to fix the 
fees and regulate the duties of city weighers : 
Be it ordained by the Common Council of the City of 

Chicago : 

section 1. That m conformity wath Section 1, of 
the amended City Charter, relating to the appoint- 
ment of certain city officers, approved February 16, 
1865, the Common Council shall appoint such num- 
ber of city -weighers as may be deemed necessary 



and expedient for the interests of said city ; Provi- 
ded, That no person or persons, or corporation in- 
terested in any coal yard, or transacting a coal bus- 
iness in said city, shall be eligible to the office of 
city weigher, under this ordinance. 

Sec. 2. Any weigher so appointed before he en- 
ters upon the discharge of his official duties, shall 
enter into' a bond in the penal sitm of five hundred 
dollars, with two or more sureties, conditioned for 
the faithful discharge of his duties, and the pay- 
ment of any damages that may accrue to any per- 
son, firm or corporation, by reason of his using any 
false weight, or issuing any incorrect certificate. 

Sec. 3. Each of saict weighers so appointed shall 
provide his own scales, which shall be of the most 
approved patents in use, and shall locate them and 
keep them properly adjusted and repaired, at Ms 
own expense. 

Sec. 4. It shall be the duty of the weighers soap- 
pointed to tiave their scales adjusted and sealed by the 
sealer of weights and measures, at lea^t once m ev- 
ery three months, and oftener if required. It shall 
further be their duty to -weigh any coal, hay, gram, 
or any other article that may be brought' to their 
said scales, when so requested by the person or per- 
sons bringing the same? 

Sec. 5. The weighers so appointed shall have 
power to appoint all necessary deputies to attend 
Eaid scales, and the efficial bonds of said weigher 
shall be holden aud answerable for Ihe acts of said 
deputies. 

toEC. 6. Said weighers shall either in person or 
by such deputy, be present at their individual scales 
during all seasonable hoars ea^h day during the 
term ot their said offices, Sundays and public hol- 
idays excepted. 
Sec. 7. Whenever any person shall purchase any 
I coal within the limits of the city of Chicago, and 
at the time of such purchase shall lender to the 
person, firm or corporation from whom 
such coal is purchased, the weighers 
! fees, and necessary revenue stamps 
i and lwenty-five cents for each load of not less than 
j one-half ton, where the coal is situated one-half 
j mile or upwards from the nearest of such scales, it 
! shah be the duty of such person, firm or corpora- 
tion, to procure and deliver a certificate from one 
' of said Weighers, and deliver the same with the 
| coal to the pui chaser thereof; and any person, firm 
i or corporation who, upon such tender being made 
' a? aforesaid, shall refuse or neglect to comply with 
1 the provisions of this section, shall forfeit and pay 
j for each neglect or refusal as aforesaid, a sum not 
i less than twenty-five nor more than one hnndred 
! dollars. 

j Sec. 8. The said weighers shall be allowed to 
j charge and receive ten cents for every load or part 
j of a load, or article, of any kind or nature whatso- 
| ever, weighed by them, m addition to any revenue 
| stamps that may be required ; to be paid in every 
: case, by the person, firm or corporation for whom 
such service shall be performed. 

Sec. 9. The said weighers shall keep an accurate 
record of all articles weighed by them, and each 
weigher shall give a certificate of the weight of each 
load, part of load, or article so weighed by him, to 
the person, firm or corporation for whom such ser- 
vice is performed. 

Sec. 10. No person or persons shall act as city 
weighers without a license so to do from said city ; 
under a penalty of not less than $5.00 nor more 
than $25.00, for each and every mfaction of this or- 
dinance ; and all parties applving for such license 
shall pay for the same, the sum of twenty-five dol- 
lars forthe use of said city. 

Sec. 11. This act shall be in force from and after 
its passage and due publication. 

Aid. Raiferty called up the ordinance for the ex- 
tension of the alley in IN. Yi Block 9, Sampson & 
Greene's Addition, and moved its passage. 
The motion prevailed by the following vote : 
Ayes— Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker. Shimp, Carter, 
Barrett, Wicker, Sheridan, Hatch, Moore, Rafferty, 
Frisbee, Woodard, lalcott, Bond, Russell, Gast- 
field, Pranzen, Proudioot, Lawson, Shackl'ord, 
Woodman— 21. 
Noes— Aid. McRoy, Wiimarth, Holden— 3. 



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Aid. Shack ford called up the matter of the open- 
ing or We,t While Mr«t. 

Aid. Sherld. in moved that It he referred to the 
Hoard ol f'u'.ilc Work-. Carried. 

Aid. Tulcott moved that the Clerk take up the un- 
unified tnii-iiiem ittriatlm. Carried. 

'Hie report of the Committee on Finance on the 
petition of A. llam-v, lale City Ti -a- i.n r, lor an 
adjn- t.nent ol In - ?n i o!i nt — 

Aid. Bond moved to concur In the name ; and the 
motion p,-< v.,il. il liv the r « > 1 1 • • v.ng \oto: 

.-ly'.i — Aid. Ciaye, Ki)icker:.oc\i-r. M.imp.W Inker, 
McKov. Wilmarth, Sheridan. Jlnich. .Mour<>. RaUer- 
ly. Frlsbee. Talcolt, Hold :i. Pond. K'i«-el!. ( ;..M - 
field, Fran/ei,, Law-on, MiackfoiU. Woodman — JO. 

Xot's— Aid. Carter, Barrett, Wood.rd— 3. 

Report ol Committee on Ca- 1 • . udver-cto 
the prayer of a remonstrance atrdn-t ihe erection of 
lamp pofiH on Bucker street, on motion of Aid. 
Bond, was 

Concurred In. 

Sundry report* of the Select Committee on 
Bridewell were ordered to he placed on file. 

Tin report of the Committee on Railroads, in re- 
lation to the removal of a horse railway track on 
Indiana avenue, was, on motion of Aid. Barrett, 

Referred 10 the Counsel to the Corporation. 

The report ol the Commiitee on Railroad?, ad- 
verse to the extension of a bor.se railway to ihc 
Union Stock Yards, bein^r taken up. 

Aid. McRov moved to concur In the name. 

Ala. Sheridan moved as an amendment to pass 
the ordinance irking ihe Iranchi-es asked lor. 

Aid. Carter moved as a substitute that it be re- 
committed. 

The latter motion prevailed. 

The report of the Board of Public Works con- 
cerning the salaries of their employes, the report 
of the Committee on Finance on Election Returns 
and the report of the Committee on Judiciary, in 
relation to meat inspection, were ordered to be 
placed on file.' 

3HSCILLAXE0rS BUSINESS. 

Aid. Wilmarth introduced the following crdcr 
which was adopted : 

Ordered, That the Board of Public Works be and 
are hereby requested to have orepared au ordinance 
for the erection ot lampposts on Clinton street, 
between Washington aEd iaarrison streets. 

Three resolution- in relation to the establish- 
ment of public market places, offered by Aldermen 
Bixby, Wicker and Knickerbocker, resoeclively 
were, on motion of Aid. Barrett, referred to the 
Committee on Markets. 

Aid. Knickerbocker introduced the following 
resolution, which was adopted: 

Whereas, A considerable number of ccwi are 
nightly pastured in the public square of this city. 



doing much iDjury to the trees ana shrubbery, 

tber-.ure be It 

■''!■■>>. i bat ihe Board of Polic • ( ommUtlOB- 
er- t are hep-bv lu-tructed aud directed to strictly 
enforce the Low Ordinance in and about ihc public- 
square. 

A resolution, offered by Aid. Rub, directing the 
Board of* Public Works to rebuild a sidewalk on 
Mohuu k she t : and 

A re-oh lion, offered by the -ame Alderman, <ii 
rectlnar th» Hoard of Public Work* to make a new 
aaaeacment for opening street between North asf> 

nu- and *■>< hi.! r street, were 

^ Referred to Committee on Strecls and Alleys, 

Aid. S'blmp Iniroduced a resolution providing for 
the appointment of a committee to takeisteps to- 
ward ihe purchase of a tract of land for a park, 
which w a- referred to the Counsel to the Corpora 
tion. 

Aid. Sheridan introduced the following order, 
which wa- pas.-ed : 

(Jrdert'f, That tne Board of Public Works be, 
and are hereby requested to devise, and report to 
the nezi regular meeting of the Common 
Council, a plan for the thorough and efiectual 
abatement ot the Healey Slouch nuisance, at the 
least po>*ib!e cost to. and to the greater t po-sible 
advuntai'C of the owners ol oroperty abutting upon 
said slough, or in other words, a plan, the principal 
feature- of which shall be, thoroughness, cbeap- 
i.e-- and utility. 

Aid. Jlolden'introduced the following resolution, 
and moved its adoption : 

Resolved, That tne Board of Education be and 
they are toereby requested to plant shade tinea 
where they deem it ad\isable so to do. on the 
grounds surrounding the public school houses nou 
occupied and used for school purposes. 

The mo: ion prevailed by the following vote: 

Ayes — Aid, Cage, Knickerbocker, bhfmp, Casta, 
Barrett, Wicker. McRoy, Wilmarth, Rheriflan. 
Hatch. Moore. Wocdard. Taicon. Eoiden. Bond, 
Russell, Uastfield, Franzen, Lauscn, Shacklord, 
Woodman— 21. 

Aoe-s— None. 

Aid. Gage introduced an ordinance to repeal '-an 
ordinance "concerning the sale of gooes by sample," 
which was 

Referred 1o Committee on Licenses. 

The petition of J. H. Kedzie. for iniere-:t on ex- 
cess of West Lake street assessment, was, on i. o- 
tion of Aid. Mefioy, 

Laid on the tame. 

Aid. Barrett moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ until Thursday e- enmz nest. 

The morion prevailed, and tne Council stood ad- 
journed. 

A. L7. RODMAN. 
City Clebi:. 



$0MM0H Council. 



ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING. 

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Chicago, Oct. 12th, 1865. 



OFFICIAL REPORT. 



Octobeb 12, 1865. 

Present— His Honor the Mayor, and Aldermen 
Gage, Knickerbocker, Carter. Barrett, Wicker, Mc- 
Roy, Wilmarth, Sheridan, Wallwork, Hatcn,Frisbe9, 
Woodard, Talcott, Holden, Bond, Gastfield, Hot- 
tinger, Lawson, Shackford and Clark. 

Absent — Aldermen Shimp,Kann, Sherwin, Moore, 
Rafferty, Bixby, Russell, Huntley, Franzen, Proud- 
loot, Run and Woodman. 

"UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Aid. Bond, by permission of ihe Council, intro- 
duced an ordinance lor paving Canal street with 
wooden block pavement, from Madison street to 
Lake street, which had been referred to the Com- 
mittee on Streets and Alleys W. D., but not re- 
ported upon. 

There being no objection the ordinance was put 
upon its passage, and was passed by ayes and noes 
as follows : 

Ayes— Aid.. Gasre, Knickerbocker, Carler, Barrett, 
McKoy, Wilmarth, Sheridan, Wallwork, Hatch, 



Frisbee, Woodard, Talcott, Holden, Bond, Gast- 
field, Hottinger, Lawson, Shackford, Clark — 19. 
Noes— None. 

Also, 

By consent, presented an ordinance for curbing, 
filling, grading and paving, with wooden block 
pavement, Madison street, from Halsted street to 
the Bridge, which had also been referred to the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. H., but had 
not been reported on. 

There being no objection, the ordinance was put 
upon its passage, and was passed by ayes and noes 
as lollows : 

Ayes— Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, 
McRoy. Wilmarth, Sheridan, Wallwork, Frisbee, 
Woodard, Talcott, Holden, Bond, Gastfield, Hot- 
tinger, Lawson, Shackford, Clark— 18. 

Noee— Aid. Hatch— 1. 

Aid. Holden called up the report of the Select 
Committee on the revision of the Charter and Or- 
dinances of the city. 

Aid. Gage moved that the Council do now so 
into Committee of the Whole. Carried. 

After debate the Committee rose, reported pro- 
gress, and asked leave to sit again. 

Aid. Knickerbocker moved to adjourn. 

The motion prevailed, and the Council stood ad- 
journed. ~ A. H. BODMAN, 

City Clerk. 



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SPECIAL 



Chicago, Oct. 14rth, 1865. 



OFFICIAL REPORT. 



Present— His Honor the Mayor, and Aldermen 
Gage, Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, Barrett,Wick- 
er, McRoy, Wilmarth, Sneridan, Kann, Hatch, 
Moore, Woodard, Talcott, Holden, Bixby, Bond, 
Russell, Huntley, Gasttield, Lawson, Shackford, 
Clark. 

Absent— Aldermen Wallwork, Sherwin, RafTerty, 
Frisbee, Franzen, Proudfoot, Hottmger, Ruh, 
Woodman. 

The call for the Special Meeting was read by the 
Clerk, and ordered to be 
Placed on file. 

Aid. Knickerbocker moved to suspend ihe rules, 
and take up the business of filling vacancies in the 
Board of inspectors of Election lor the several 
Wards. Carried. 

The Clerk read the resignation of Norman W ii- 
liams, Jr., Inspector of Election for the First Dis- 
trict of the First Ward, and the resignation of <3 . 
Spencer Turner, Inspector of Election for the 
Second District of the Third Ward, which were 
severally accepted, and ordered to be 

Placed on file. 

Aid. Gage moved that B. W. Raymond be ap- 
pointed Inspector for the First District of the 
First Ward, in place of Norman Williams, Jr., re- 
signed. Carried. 

Aid. Knickerbocker moved that Charles McDon- 
nell be appointed Inspector for the Second Dis- 
trict of the First Ward, in place of D. A. Howes. 
Carried* 

Aid. Carter moved that C. C. Garber be appoint- 
ed Inspector for the First District of the Second 
Ward, inplace of D. A. Danolds. Carried. 

Aid. Wicker moved that N. S. Bout on be ap- 



pointed Inspector of Election for the Second Dis - 
trict of the Ihird Ward, in place of J. Spencer 
Turner, resigned. Carried. 

Aid. Moore moved thar, Joseph Sherwin and J. 
J. Gillespie be appointed Inspectors for the Second 
District of the foeventh Ward, in place of T. F. 
Gilligan and W. J. Onahan. Carried. 

Aid. Woodard moved that Dan Worthington 
be appointed Inspector for the First District of the 
Nimh Ward, in place of A. D. Sturievant. Car- 
ried. 

Aid. Knickerbocker moved that Wallenbach 

be appointed Inspector for the becond District, of 
the Thirteenth Ward, m place of Louis Umlaut. 
Carried. 

Aid. Shackiord moved that Calvin W. Sherwood, 
Andrew Nelson and T. J. Kinsella be appointed 
Inspectors for the Second District of the fifteenth 
Ward, in place of C. R. Larrabee, Henry Arnold 
and Adam Baer. Carried. 

Aid. Shackford moved that John Herling and ex> 
Alderman Sullivan be appointed Inspectors for the 
First District of the Fifteenth Ward, in place of 
James Grant and James Conlan. Carried. 

Aid. Clarke moved that J.J. O'Sullivan be ap- 
pointed Inspector for the 1st district of the 16th 
Ward, inplace of John S. Quinn, removed from 
the Ward. Carried. 

Aid. Clarke moved that John Clyboum and 
George Carpenter be appointed Inspectors for the 
Second District of the Itiih Ward, in place of Ben- 
jamin Carpenter and Moses Jones. Carried. 

Aid. Talcott moved that the Council do now go 
into Committee of ihe Whole and take up the Re- 
vised Ordinances. Carried. 

Aid. Bond was called to the chair, and after de- 
bate, the Committee rose, reported progress, ana 
asked leave to resume their sittings at a future 
time. 

Aid. Bisby moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion prevailed, and the Council adjourned, 
A. H. BODMAN, City Clerk. 



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TfcEGHJL^JR MEETING-. 



Chicago, Oct. 16th, 1865. 



OFFICIAL REPORT. 



Present— His Honor the Mayor, and Aldermen 
Gage, Knickrbocker, Shimp, Carter, Barrett, Wick- 
er, McRoy, Wilmarth, Sheridan, Kann, Wallwork, 
Sherwin, Moore, Rafferry, Frisbee, Woodard, Tal- 
cott, Holden, Bixby, Bond, Huntley, Gastfield, 
Hottinger, Ruh, Lawson, Shackford, Woodman 
and Clark. 

Absent— Aldermen Hatch, Russell, Franzen and 
Prondfoot. 

arnsiUTES. 

On motion of Aid. Ruh, the minutes of Ihe pro- 
ceedings of the meetings held on the 2d, oth, 12th 
and 14th of October were approved without read- 
ing. 

PETITIONS AND COiOrUNICATION. 

Aid. Shimp moved that a committee of three be 
appointed, whose duty it shall be to examine into 
and report upon all petitions for abatement of 
taxes. 

Aid. Holden moved as an amendment all such pe- 
titions be referred to the Comptroller. 

Aid. Gage moved as an amendment to the amend- 
ment, that a snecial committee of three be appoint- 
ed, who, with the Comptroller, shall examine and 
report on all such petitions. 

Aid. Shacklbrd moved to lay the latter amendment 
on the table. 

Aid. Gage demanded the ayes and noe*, and the 
motion was lost by the following vote : 

Ayes— Aid. Sherwm, Woodard, Talcott, Holden, 
Bond, Lawson, Shackford — 7. 

Noes— Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, 
Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, Kann,Wallworii, Moore, 
Frisbee. Gastfield, Hottinger, Woodman— 14. 

Aid. Holden then called for the ayes and noes on 
the motion of Alderman Gage, and the amendment 
was adopted by the following vote : 

Ayei— Aid. Gaze, Knickerbocker, Shimp, McRov, 
Wilmarth, Kann^ Wallwork, Moor, Bond, Gastfield, 
Ruh, Woodman— 12. 

Noes— Carter, Wicker. Sherwin, Frisbee, Wood- 
ard, Talcott, Holden, Lawson, Shackford— 3. 

The Clerk then read the following veto message 
from his nonor, the Mayor: 

Mayor's Office, Chicago, Oct. 10, 1865. 
Honorable Common Council, City of Chicago : 

Gentlehex— I return to you the "Ordinance con- 
cerning scales, and to fix the fees and regulate the 
duties ^of City Weighers, 1 ' without my approval,for 
the reason that the charter prescribes that said 
weighers shall be appointed by ballot by the Com- 
mon Council, that they are city officers, and there- 
fore cant ot be required to take out a license. I 



suppose said weighers might be required to pay to 
the Comptroller a certain per centag-e of < heir re- 
ceipts, which would yield to the city probably as 
much as the amount of license, and at the same 
time be legal. Respectlully, 

J. B. Rice, Mayor. 

Aid. Bond moved to reconsider the vole by which 
the above mentioned ordinance was passed. 
Carried. 

Aid. Knickerbocker moved that it be recommit- 
ted to Committee on Judiciary, with instructions 
to report in time to have the ordinance incorpor- 
ated in the present revision. Carried. 

Ihe Clerk presented sundry petitions for remis- 
sion or abatement of personal property taxes from 
the following named persons : _ 

N. A. Haven, F. G. Saltonstall, Tyler, Ullmau, 
& Co., Kenlev & Jenkins. C. B. Blair, John Davis, 
Hart & Gibb, John Tyrrell, F. A. Thomas, M. W. 
Lester, Leander E. Murphy, W. J. Ellinewood, 
Munn, Norton & Scott, Holmes & Co.," Philip 
Wadsworth & Co., Thos. Marks <te Co., Peter Tay- 
lor, Xiehoff & Trcost, Reid & Sherwin, S. Favorite 
& Son. D. W. Keith, Youn^. Bro. & Co., Gage <fc 
Drake, S. F. White & Hale, W. Bustinell, Robert 
I Kent, Harriet D. Murphy, I. C. Young, G. DeLoynes, 
i Tillinghast, Allen & Co., W. H. Whitney, Dean & 
\ Son, T. B. Brown, W. Y. Daniels, Walter Green, 
j Davis & Colbv, Dr. F. White, D. C. Gearv, C. 
Welzler, E. Aiken, H. C. Smith, £ Mrs. A. M. Rich, 
all of which were referred to tne special commiitee 
created for that purpose. 

The petition of M. Steffens, for a free license to 
peddle, was 

Referred to Committee on Licenses. 

Aid. Ruh, bv permission of the Council, intro- 
duced the following resolution : 

Resolved, That the Board of Public Works be 
and they are hereby requested to order the building 
of a fence between the old Cemetery and the Park, 
running east and west. 

The resolution was adopted by the following 
vote : 

Ayes— Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, 
Barrett, Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, Kann, Wall- 
; work, Sherwin, Moore, Frisbee, Woodard, laleott, 
Gastfield, Hottinger, Ruh, Lawson— 19. 

Xocs— Holden, Bond, Woodman— 3. 

The petition of Frank Nowak for the remission of 
a fine amounting 1o §128, imposed for a violation of 
the health ordinance, was 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Remonstrance of Robert Healy and others against 
the construction of a sidewalk on the Archer road, 
from Lime to Main street. 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
S. D. 




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A petition of Mindrv dtlK6!)l mrlho opniBg <>' 
\\ Idle licet to Lnirnbce Mtreet, wan 

Itelerred to Committco on {Street* and Alloy*, j 
N. I). 

A lil . Hiimp introduced n communication from K. 

I,. Brand, oommftndftnt <>i the Ellsworth Zonsves, 
asking ft donation Irons iiie tumi appropriated for 

the rcn pl Ion Ol returned lOldletS, (01 tM pOipOl I 
of entertaining llio lioston Lance™ ; and moved 

thatffiOG be donated. 

The motion vyuh lost l>v I he following vole: 
dVM—Ald. Gage, Miimp, Mdtoy, \\ ilmarth, 

Wallwork, i.uh. Woodman, Clark— 8. 
Kbit— Aid. Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, Wlok* 

er, Kami, Sherwin, Moon-, Latterly, EMsbee. Wood- 

nrd, Talcott, Holden, Bond, Bnntley, Gastfleld, Hot 
tin rer, Law .-on. Shackford— -18. 

Aid. Bhlmp, by permlaalon Of the Council, Intro- 
duced the follow ing order : 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and It berebi 
instruct. -d lo allow the Lib-worth Zouaves, Cant. B, 
L. Brand, to have and nee North Market Hall and 

gafc free of expense from thin date, and until the 
departure of the Hoston Lancers, who are expected 
to viHil us BOmelime next week. Also, afterwards, 
the free u>e ol the hall two nights of each week, 
and until May 1st, lS6fi, for military drill, 
'i'hc order was oassed hy th(! following vote: 
Ayes— Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, Snimp, Carter, 
ltarrctt, Wicker, McHoy, Wilmarth, Sheridan, 
Kann, Wallwork, Sherwin, Moore, KaffertY, Fns- 
l)ce, Woodard, Talcott, Holden, Bixby, Bond, Hunt- 
ley, Gaslfield, llottinger, Ruh, Lawson, Shackford, 
Woodman, Clark — 28. 
Noes— None. 

Aid. Holden stated that, in bis opinion, the refer- 
ence of the petition in relation to the extension of 
White street, was wrong. 

The Chair decided that no change could be made. 

Aid. Ilolden appealed from the decision of the 
Chair. 

Aid. Eub moved to table the appeal. 

Aid. Holden demanded the ayes and noes, and 
the motion prevailed by the following vote— Aid. 
Bixby being excused from voting : 

Aye — Gage, Knickerbocker, bhinip, Carter, Bar- 
rett, Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, Sheridan, Kann, 
Wallwork, Sherwin, Moore, Rafiferty, Frisbee, 
Woodard, Talcott, Ruh, Lawson, Shackford, Wood- 
man— 21. 

Noes— Holden, Bond, Huntley, Gastfield, Hot- 
tinger, Clark— 6. 

Two remonstrances against narrowing the alley 
in Block 19, Sec. S3, were 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys 
N. D. 

Petition of Henry Lanter for a free lincense to 
peddle was 

Referred to Committee on Licenses. 

A complaint against Philip Hiltz, Pound Master 
of the North Division, for malfeasance in office, 
signed by S. B. Vernon, was 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary. 

A remonstrance against the repeal of "An ordi- 
nance regulating the sale of goods by sample " was 

Referred to Committee on Licenses. 

A communication from the Board of Public 
Works, asking an appropriation for the construc- 
tion of engine houses and sub-police stations, was 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Petition of Mary Johnson for a free license to 
keep an intelligence office was, on motion of Aid. 
Shackford, granted. 

The petition of Lawrence Dyer, for a free license 
to peddle, was 

Referred to Committee on Licenses. 

A communication was received from Wm. Vocke, 
Clerk of the Police Court, announcing that he had 
appointed Wm. J. Wallis to the office of Assistant 
Police Court Cierk. 

On motion of Aid. Knickerbocker, the appoint- 
ment was confirmed. 

A communication from the Comptroller, Collec- 
tor and Clerk, recommending a revision of the as- 
sessment roll, was 

Referred to the Special Committee to be appoint- 
ed for examining tax matters. 



A cominunieiii ion from Aid. McHoy, recommend- 
ing mean uroi lor improving the mini l ury condition 
ot tl)6 city, w a- 

Referred to Committee on Police. 

Aid. Carter moved a JMiHpennlon of the rules for 

tin; purpose ol electing [napeeton of Election in 
those Wards where there were vacancies, 
The motion prevailed, and the following named 

gentlemen were appointed* 

1st DlHirJct, 2d Ward— W. II. Wither, vice J. C. 
I) ore. 

Lai District, 8d Ward— G. S. Robinson. 

84 District, 1th Ward— Thou. llarlesH, vice M. 
Kimball. 

Li l District, Mli Ward— Jas. Bicnnan, vice W. W. 

Taylor. 

yd District, Oih Wurd-Jns. Rowhan, vice P. Mul- 
vev. 

'-!d District, JOlh Ward-A. L. Am berg, vice II. M. 
Chase. 

I t District, 11th Ward-S. S. Fitch, vice II. C. 
Battcrman. 

1st, District, 12th Ward— L. A. Hamblen, vice L. 
F. Wail. 

1st District, 13th Ward— Conrad Folz, vice Ernst 
IYm sing. 

1st District, 15th Ward — J. A. Nelson, vice H. 
Wcndt. 

1st District, 10!h Ward— T. Kearney, vice J. J. 
CSullivan. 

2d District, 10th Ward— II. A. Kauffman. 

2d District, 16th Ward— Adam Baicrle. 

The petition of butchers for lacilities for doing 
their business, was 

Rreferred to Committee on Judiciary. 

The Board of Public Works presented and asked 
for the confirmation of an assessment roll for curb- 
ing, grading and paving Van Buren street from 
State street to Micnigan avenue. 

Aid. Gage moved that it be recommitted. 

Aid. Carter moved as an amendment that it be 
confirmed. Carried. 

Also, 

Presented an assessment roll for the extension of 
an alley through block 9, Johnston, Roberts & 
Storr's Addition. 

On motion of Aid. Shackford its consideration 
was postponed for two weeks. 

Also, 

Presented an assessment roll for the extension of 
Walnut street, east to Reuben street, to which ob- 
jections had been filed. 

Also, 

Presented an assessment roll for the extension of 
Thirteenth Street, east to the grounds of the Illinois 
Central R. R. ; to which objections have been filed. 

Aid. Shackford moved to refer it to Committee on 
Local Assessments. 

Aid. Knickerbocker moved as an amendment, that 
it be confirmed. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote: 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Shimp, Barrett, Wic- 
ker, Wilmarth, Sheridan, Kann, Wallwork, Sherwin, 
Moore, Rafferty, Frisbee, Woodard, Talcott, Hott- 
inger. Ruh. Woodman, and Clark — 18. 

Noes— Aid. Gage, Carter, McRoy, Holden, Bixby, 
Bond, Huntly, Gastfield, Lawson, and Shackford— 10. 
Also, 

Presented assessment rolls as follows : 

For extending Bunker street to Desplaines street. 

For grading and paving Calhoun Place in block 
56, original town ; 

For opening an alley between Michigan and Indi- 
ana avenues, south from 23d street ; 

For regravelmg Michigan avenue, from the south 
line of Lake street to Park place ; 

For widening Halsted. street from Twenty-sixth 
street to city limits ; 

For filling, grading and planking alley in south 
half ot Block 43, School Section Addition; 

For filling, grading and planking alley in Blocks 
129 and 130, School Section Addition ; 

For curbing and paving Wells street, from Van 
Buren to Taylor street ; 

For -videning alley running north and south be- 
tween State street and Wabash avenue, from 12th to 
Fourteenth street ; 



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For filling, grading and planking alley in Block 
14. W Vi of W % of NE J4 of section 17, 39, 14 ; 
For grading and planking Lumber street, from lot 

I, Block 4, 6eciion 21 to Pittsburgh, Fort "Wayne & 
Chicago Railroad track ; 

For curbing and paving Clark street, from Chica- 
go Avenue to the river ; 

" For the extension and widening of Ullmann street 
between Thirty-first street and the city limits ; 

For curbing, filling, grading and planking alleys 
in Block 4, Fort Dearborn Addition ; 

For filling, grading and planking alley in Block 
30, Wolcottfs Addition; 

For filling, grading and planking alley running 
east and west m Block 62, Sec. 7 ; 

For filling, grading and planking alley in Block 
35 Wolcotfs Addition ; 

For curbing, filling and paving Van Buren street 
from State street to the river; 

For the extension of Park avenue to Western 
avenue ; 

For filling, grading and planking part of Had- 
dock place m Block 20, Original Town of Chicago ; 

For the e^ension of Wallace street to Thirty-first 
street ; 

For filling, grading and planking alley in Block 

II, Fra:. Sec. 15 Addition ; 

For curbing, filling and paving South Wells 
street from Lake street to South Water street; and 
-For planking the alley between Aberdeen and 
Rucker streets in S y 2 Block 27, W y 2 and W y 2 of 
N E of Sec. 17, 39, 14. 

The assessment roils were severally confirmed by 
the passage of the usual order of confirmation 
attached thereto. 

REPORTS OF OFFICERS, 

The Comptroller submitted his monthly state- 
ment of receipts and expenditures for the month of 
September, 1865, which was 

Ordered to be placed on file. 

The School Agent submitted his monthly state- 
ment of the receipts and expenditures of the School 
Fund for the month of September, 1865 ;which was 

Ordered to be placed on file. 

The same officer also submitted a report stating 
that he had received a proposition for the purchase 
oi the E. y 2 of N. E. % of Sec. 3G, 37, 12. Also a 
proposition to lease tne N. W. 14 Sec. 23, 37, 13. 

Referred to Committee on Schools. 

The Counsel to tbe Corporation to whom had 
been referred a resolution of inquiry m re- 
lation to the powers of the Board of 
the Reform School to employ and pay alawyer,etc, 
reported that said Board had no such power, and 
that the regularly appointed law ofiiceis of the city 
were ready at all times to conduct the legal busi- 
ness of said inst itution. 

Report accepted and placed and file. 

Aid. Barrett, in connection with the above report 
offered the following resolution : 

Besolved by the Common Council of the City of 
Chicago^ That the Board of Guardians and the Su- 
perintendent of the Reform School are hereby re- 
quested to report to the Council at it s next regular 
meeting, by what authority, if any, they have em- 
ployed a legal adviser for said Reform School. 

The resolution was adopted. 

Ike Counsel to the Corporation also submitted 
the following report : 

Office of Counsel to Corporation, I 
' Chicago, Oct. 14th, 1865. f 
To the Common Council : 

Having examined the question in regard to the 
sale ot Dearborn Park, which was referred to me by 
the Council at its last regular meeting, I beg leave 
to submit the following opinion : 

Dearborn Park is in Fort Dearborn Addition to 
Chicago, which was a military reservation. In the 
summer of 1839, Mr. Poinsett, then Secretary of 
War, sent M. Birchard, Esq., as the agent and at- 
torney of the War Department, to Chicago, to sur- 
vey, plat and sell said tract of land. On the seventh 
day of June, 1839, Mr. Birchard filed the plat or 
map in the Recorder's office of Cook county. The 
face of the map of said addition shows that the 
tracts of land in said addition between Randolph 
and Madison sireets and east ot blocks 12 and 15 



and the lake were devoted to public purposes. 
Across the face of the map and on the 
part dedicated these words are written, 
in large characters, " Public grounds 
to remain vacant of building? forever.'" In the cer- 
tificate, &c, attached to the map, these words ap- 
pear: "The public ground between Randolph and 
Madison streets, fronting on Lake Michigan, is not 
to be occupied with buildings of any description." 

This addition, soon after the recording of the 
map, was advertised for sale and sold as platted. 
Whether these grounds, part of which are now 
known as " Dearborn Park," were dedicated to the 
public, and were forever to remain vacant of build- 
ings, with the view to abetter disposition of the 
remainder of the addition, I cannot say with cer- 
tainty, but, probably, such was the fact. Be that as 
it may, however, I think such is the legal presump- 
tion, and that purchasers of lots were to a greater 
or less extent influenced by the fact of such dedica- 
tion. 

The Government of the United States, through 
proper agents, having thus dedicated this 
ground to public uses, before offering the 
residue of the addition for sale and having: thus 
pledged itself that said '• Public Giounds" should 
"remain vacant: of buildings forever, 11 is solemnly 
bound— bound by its action and to the same extent 
as an individual would be in a like case. The Gov- 
ernment cannot now sell or authorize those grounds 
to be sold, anymore than an individual could who 
had divided a tract of land into Public Grounds, 
blocks, lots, streets and alleys, platted and recorded 
the same, and had sold lots to divers persons. 

By the sale of lots, under such circumstances, the 
purchasers would be deemed to have acquired an 
interest not only in the lots sold, but to some ex- 
tent in the Public Grounds, streets and alleys, and 
when once vested, could only be divested by their 
own acts, or those ot their heirs, assigns or gran- 
tees. 

By the act of our Legislature, approved Feb. 16. 
1847, any person who lays out or has laid out a 
town addition, or sub-division and platted 
and recorded the same, before selling any lot or 
lots, may, by a writing properly executed and re- 
corded, vacate the same. If he has, or had, sold 
any lot or lots, the same thing may be accom- 
plished by all the owners uniting in the execution 
of such writing. The provisions of the act extend 
to heirs, assigns, or grantees. 

Such is the mode of vacating a town plat, or any 
addition, or subdivision, in this State. I presume 
any portion might be vacated in the same manner. 

I am of the opinion that, as a legal proposition, 
Dearborn Park might be vacated in the same way, 
and the United States thus be enabled to sell or 
donate the same to the ci ty. Whether, however, 
that is practicable, or can be accomplished, is not 
a question for me to determine. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

S. A. Irvin, 
Counsel to Corporation. 

Aid. Holden moved that the report be accepted 
and ordered published. Carried.* 

The Board of Public Works reported in favor ot 
the passage ot the following ordinance : 
Ordinance authorizing Board of Public Works to 

erect signs designating the street?, at the corners. 
Be it ordained by the Common Council of the City 

of Chicago^ 

(section 1. That the Board ot Public Works are 
hereby authorized to erect signs designating the 
names of the streets in the city of Chicago, at all 
street corners ; such signs in the lamp districts to 
be painted on the corner street lamps, and to pay 
for said signs out of the money heretofore appro- 
priated for street work in the city. 

The ordinance was passed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, 
Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, Sheridan, Kann, Wall- 
work, Sherwiu, Moore, Rafferly, Frisbee, Woodard, 
Talcott, Holden, Bixby, Bond, Gastfield, Hottmger, 
Ruh, Lawson, Shackford— 24. 

Noes— Aid. Clark -1. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of the passage of an ordinance 
authorizing the Mayor and Comptroller to enter 




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into u contract Willi QuStUVUI May, making the 

sonita wall ol "Long John 11 engine doom ■ party 

uull. 

Tin- ordinance wa:< punned. 

AIho, 

Bobml tted ordlnancei for Improvements in Ibfl 
■ ■ o 1 1 1 1 1 DIvi Ion, as fol lows : 
Kor laying do.vn private drains Is blocks 19$ to 

180 HcllOOl SOCl IOH Addition. 

Pot gravelling Prairie avenue from Sixteenth 

ntrect to Twent\ necond street. 

For filling, (rradinu and plankinc aileyi from 

I ,l:'htrcntli i- Iron I to Twonlloln aired, between Wa- 

iiusii b venue and state Htroot. 
For filling, (grading ami plunking l I i«^y In Mock 
S. W. lYncM !i Sec. '21, U'.t. 11. 

Por private drains on Third avonoe, from Jack- 
son street to Twelfi h street ; and 

For a sidewalk on the louth aide ol Seven- 
teentb i treat, from state i treet to Clark atreet, nil 
of which wort) 

Referred to Committee on stroeiH and Alleys, s. 

i). 

Also, 

Bummltted ordinances for lmprovementa In the 
West Division as followi i 

For the vacation ol' an alley In Block 1, lirand'n 
Addition. 

For filling, grading and planking alley m block 
f>8, S. Sec. Addition, between TajTor ana Forquer 
hlrCOtg. 

For a eidewalk on Hie cast side of Ada street 
from Lake street to Fulton street ; and 

For a sidewalk on ttie south side of Indiana 
street, from Oakley street to Wood street; all of 
which were 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
W. D. 

Also, 

Submitted an ordinance Cor tbe construction of a 
sidewalk on the cast side of Clark street, from 
Chicago avenue to Chestnut street, which was 

Referred to Commilte on Streets and Alleys, 
N. D. 

Also, 

Sundry ordinances for the erection of lamp posts 
as follows : 

On Indiana avenue, from Twenty-second to 
Twenty-fourth streets; 

On LaSalle street, between Elm and Division 
streets ; 

On Fulton street, between Sangamon and Peoria 
streets ; 

On corner of Sixteenth street and Prairie avenue 
and 115 south on the latter street ; all of which 
were 

Referred to Committee on Gas Lights. 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES— FINANCE. 

Aid. Bond, ol Committee on Finance, to whom 
had been referred the petition of A. J. Galloway lor 
increased compensation as assessor, reported ad- 
versely to the same. 

Report accepted and concurred in. 

Also, 

Of the same committee, reported in favor of the 
passage of the following: order : 

Ordered, That all petitions for the reduction or 
abatement of taxes be referred to the City Comp- 
troller, and that in all cases where such petitions 
are accompanied with a full and true slatement of 
all taxable property, and verified by affidavit, that 
the comptroller be and is hereby authorized to ad- 
just, reduce or settle the same, and, in case such tax 
shall have been paid before the 1st of January next, 
that he be and is hereby authorized to relund the 
amount of the reduction or abatement of rental to 
such parties, provided that no pending application 
for a reduction shall be any excuse for an abate- 
ment of the five per cent added on the 1st of Jan- 
uary to all unpaid taxes. 

And it is further ordered, that tbe City Clerk be 
and is hereby instructed to refer all such petitions 
to said Comptroller, without presenting them to the 
Common Council. 

The order was passed. 

Aid. Sherwin moved to reconsider the vote by 
which the Special Committee on Taxes was created. 



Cum. 

All matt < r; which had hi en referred to '-aid Com- 

mittMi ware referred under the above order. 

AlrtO, 

Of the name Committee nubmilted the following 

report ! 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, 

in Common Conned assembled i 

four Commit lee on Finance to whom* referred 
the resolution of Aid. Gage, concerning the letting 
of the contracts lortne widening ana deepening 
of tin! Illinois and Michigan Canal, bav- 
in^ hid the name under ad vihenient, 
he/' h-ave to report that lh<:y find tbSt the 

first award wan to two parties at $1,099,000, that 
the pute Eailed to give the reqnuecl security, and 
that the work was Mien awarded to Meiers. Ledlie, 
Bewell «fc Dimmen at $ I ,*.>:,:,, n'Ai.Y-i, and the mime se- 
curity was required of thi m, that Is 1200,000 u. s. 
bond* or currency. Ah they were non«residents, 

Ledlie, Bewell <V. Dimmen then Kent m u written 
Mluteinent, deelini'iL' the contract on mich terms. 
The work wan then awarded an IoIIowh : earth work 
and one section rock work, to MessrH.ejFox, How- 
urk As Walker for t'.)'.fl,to 1 .45 ; balance of rock work 
to Banger & Co., at ^:{s,40i.i7-!S;i,'l. , Jf»,0'12.02. 
Mohhi-h. Fox, Howard As Walker had on file hids for 
the whole work for |M(tt,77H.h3, being W,,\UM.'.fI 
le«s than the award made. '1 he bids and estimates 
are by the yard and the difference will increase or 
diminish as the work turnB out more or less than 
the estimates. 

The reasons given by the Board for such letting are 
mainly: That it would facilitate the completion 
of tbe work, and insure its completion at a much 
earlier date ll given to two or more contractors in- 
stead of one; that it would give the city the bene- 
fit of the additional capital and labor of tne addi- 
tional contractors, and that for these and other rea- 
sons it would be for ibe interest of the city to bo 
let. the woi-k ; and that the two years of time would 
more than compensate for the difference in the 
bids and the letting, as by the present terms the 
work is to be completed by the summor of 1868, 
which will be a great saviusr in the salaries of ex- 
tra inspectors, &c, for the work. 

It is also due the Board to state that they were 
unanimous in their conclusions, and that at the 
time none of them were aware of any changes in 
the firm of Sanger «fe Co. 

L. L. Bonij, 
Cha.s. G. Wicker, 
Charles C. P. Holden, 
Committee on Finance. 

On motion of Aid. Sherwin, the report was 
ordered to be laid over and published. 

Also, 

Of the same committee, reported in favor of pay- 
ing the balance of contract due Salisbury & Bodge, 
amounting to $52.81. 

Report concurred in by ayes and noes as follows: 

Ayes— Ald.Gage, Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, 
Wicker. McRoy, Wilmarth. Sheridan, Kann, Wall- 
work, Sherwin, Moore, Rafferty, Frisbee, Wood- 
ard, Talcolt, Holden, Bixby, Bond, Gastfield, Hot- 
tinker, Ruh, Lawson, Snackford, Clark— 25. 

Noes— None. 

RAILROADS. 

Aid. Talcott, of Committee on Railroads, to whom 
had been referred a petition ofMcBermott and 
others, in relation to fares on tbe horse railway, re- 
ported that in their opinion there was no cause of 
complaint. 

Report accepted and concurred in. 

Also, 

Of the same committee to whom had been recom- 
mitted their adverse report to laying down a rail- 
way to the Union Stock Yards, reported the same 
as before. ■ 

Report accepted and concurred m. 

Also, 

Of the same committee submitted an ordinance 
compelling tbe railway companies to keep the 
streets in repair, which was 

Referred to Committee of the Whole. 

Also, 



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Of the same committee submitted a report in i 
relation to Horse Railway accommodations ; pend- j 
in? the discussion of which 

Aid. Shackford moved to adjourn. 

The motion prevailed and the Council stood ad- 
journed. 

A, H„ BODMAN, City Clerk. 



Special Meeting Oct. 17, 1865. 

Present— His Honor the Mayor, and Aid. Gaee, 
Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, Wicker, Wil- 
marth, Moore, Woodard, Talcott, Holden, Bond, 
Lawson and Shackford. 

There beins no ouorum present, the Council ad- 
iourned. A, H. BODMAN, City Clerk. 




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Common (ftounrtl. 



REGULAR MEETING. 



Chicago, Oct. 16th, 1865. 



OFFICIAL REPORT. 



ASSESSMENT BOLLS. 

The Board of Public Works presented and asked 
ior the confirmation of an assessment roll lor ex- 
tending Thirteenth street east to the I. C. R. E. 
grounds, to which objections had been filed. 

Aid. Shackford moved that it be referred to Com- 
mittee on Local Assessments. 

Aid. Knickerbocker moved, as an amendment, 
that it be confirmed. 

The motion prevailed, by the following vote: 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Shimp, Barrett, 
Wicker, Wilmartb. Sheridan, Kann, Wallwork, 
Sheridan, Moore, Rafierty, Frisbee, Woodard, Tal- 
cott, Hottinger, Ruh, Woodman, Clark— 18. 

Noes — Aid. Gage, Carter, McRoy, Holden, liixby, 
Bond, Huntley, Gastfield, Lawson, Shackford— 10. 

A. H. BODMAN, City Clerk. 



Special Meeting. 



Chicago, October 19, 1865. 
Present — His honor the Mayor, and Aldermen 
Gage, Knickerbocker, Carter, Wicker, McRoy, Wil- 



martn, Sheridan, Kann, Rafierty, Frisbee, Wood- 
ard, Talcott, Holden, Bond, Gastfield, Prouttfoot, 
Ruh, Lawson and Shackford. 
Absent— Aid. Shimp, Barrett, Wallwork. Hatch > 
! Sherwin, Moore, Bixby, Russell, Huntley, Franzens 
Bottinger, Woodman, and Clark. 

The Clerk read the call for the meeting, which, 
on motion of Aid. Shackford, was ordered to be 
Placed on file. 

Aid. Knickerbocker moved to suspend the rules. 
Carried. 

Aid. Knickerbocker presented a petition for a 
"Cow Ordinance for the West Division,' 1 which, on 
motion of Aid. Bond, was ordered to be 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Holden moved to go into Committee ol the 
Whole for the consideration of the ordinance revis- 
ing the municipal laws of the City of Chicago. 
Carried. 

Aid. Bond was called to the chair. After debate, 
the Committee rose, reported progress, and asked 
leave to sit again. 

Aid. moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

The motion prevailed, and the Council adjourned, 
A. B. BODMAN, City Clerk, 



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Common Council. 

REGULAR AND SPECIAL MEETINGS. 



Chicago, Oct. 16, 



OFFICIAL REPORT. 



Regular Meeting, Oct. 16, 18G5. 

ASSESSMENT ROLLS. 

The Board of Public Works presented and asked 
for tue confirmation of an assessment roll for grad- 
ing and paving, wooden block pavement, La 
Salle street, from Washington street to Madison 
street. 

The assessment roll was confirmed by the passage 
of the usual order of confirmation attached thereto. 

A. H. BOD MAN, City Clerk. 



Special Meeting, October 21, 1865. 

Present— Bis Honor the Mayor, and Aldermen 
Gage, Knickerbocker, Carter, Wicker, McRoy. 
Wiimarth, Sheridan, Sherwin, Moore, Woodard, 
Talcott, Holden, Bixby, Bond, Russell, Franzen, 
Proudfoot, Hottinger, Lawson, Shackford and 
Clark. 

Absent— Aldermen Shimp, Barrett, Kann, Wall-, 
work, Hatch, Rafferty, Frisbee, Huntley, Gastfield, 
Rub. and Woodman. 

CALL FOB THE MEETING. 

The Clerk read the call for the meeting, which 
was ordered to be placed on file. 

Aid. Talcott moved that the Council do now go 
into Committee of the Whole upon the question of 
the revision of the municipal laws. Carried. 

After debate the Committee rose and reported 
progress, which report, on motion of Aid. Bond, 
was accepted. 

Aid. Talcott moved that all further action upon 
Ihe ordinances be postponed until next Monday 
night. Carried. 

Aid. Holden moved that when the Council ad- 
journ it should be until next Monday night. Car- 
ried. 

APPOINTMENT OF OFFICERS. 

Sundry Inspector^ of Election having declined 
to serve as such, the following gentlemen were ap- 
pointed to fill vacancies : 

3d Ward, 2d District— George Ives. 

3d Ward, 2d District— S. Barrett. 

lltb Ward, 1st District— Clark Morris, vice T. S. 
Fitcb. 

13th Ward, 1st District— Charles Lanier, vice C. 
Folz. 



21 and 23, 1865. 



13th Ward, 1st District— W. G. Lyon. 

13th Ward, 1st District— Germann Kiesgen. 

Alderman Knickerbocker offered the following 
resolution, which was adopted : 

Whereas, Insufficient lights and protection at the 
approaches to the several bridges across the Chicago 
river and its branches, several melancholy accidents 
have happened, resulting in the injury or death of 
some of our citizens and causing heavy claims for 
indemnity to be made against the city, therefore 
be it 

Resolved, That the Committee on narbor and 
Bridges are hereby instructed and requested to ex- 
amine the matter and report to this Council at its 
next regular meeting the best method or plan for 
the protection of our citizens against accidents at 
the various bridge approaches of this city. 

And on motion of Aid. Bond the Council ad- 
journed. A. H. BODMAN, City Clerk. 



Special Meeting— Oct. 23d, 1865. 

Present— His Honor the Mayor, and Aldermen 
Gage, Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, Wicker, Mc- 
Roy, Wiimarth, Sheridan, Kann, Sherwin, Moore, 
Rarlerty, Woodard, Talcott, Holden, Bixby, Bond, 
Russell, Gastfield, Franzen, Proudfoot, Lawson, 
Shackford, Woodman, Clark. _ 

Absent— Aldermen Shimp, Wallwork, Hatch, 
Frisbie, Huntley, Hottinger and Run. 

CALL FOR THE MEETING. 

The Clerk read the call for the meeting, which was 
ordered to be placed on file. 

Aid. Woodard moved that the Council do now go 
into Committee of the Whole upon the revised or- 
dinances and the ordinance concerning Petroleum, 
and other dangerous fluids— Carried. 

After debate the committee rose and the chairman 
reported as follows : 
Mr. Mayor: 

The Council has been in session in Committee of 
the Whole, having m consideration the revised or- 
dinances and the ordinance concerning petroleum, 
as referred to them. Several amendments have 
been added. I am instructed by the Committee to 
report back the ordinances, with the recommenda- 
tion that they be passed as amended. 

Aid. Woodard moved the adoption of the report 
and the passage of the ordinance ratifying and re- 
affirming the ordinances as revised. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote: 

Ayes— Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, Carter, Wicker, 
McRoy, Wiimarth, Sheridan, Kann, Sherwin, 
Moore, Rafierty, Woodard, lalcotr, Bixby, Bond, 
Russell, Gastfield, Franzen, Lawson, Shackford, 
Clark— 21. 
i Noes— Aid. Barrel t, Holden —2. 



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VBTXTIONd AND COiniVJNICATlON*. 

AI<1. Woodord Introduced u communication v- 
questing I ho Committee on Harbor and Bridge* to 
examine and report in relation to lliOBound.iexs and 
safoty of I ho viadueiH at the west npproui -lies of 
Lake and Madison street bridges, which wan 

Keferred to Committee on Harbor and Hrldi/e . 

A communication win* received from Win. 'J urtle, 
Superintendent of I'oli' e, recommending tin- pur- 
chase of uniforms lor the police force, which wan 

Keferred to Committee on Finance. 

Aid. \\ oodard presented a communication cover- 
ing the lollowlng n-Hul ut if in : 

/{molrrti. That the Committee on Railroads he, 
and are hereby Instructed to conter with the several 
city railroad companies, and to examine and report 
to this Council, us early M practicable, upon the 
feasibility, safety and e\p«'diency of employing 
steam a.- a motive power upon (,ur street railways. 

On motion of Aid. Clark the resolution was 
adopted. 

Aid. Wicker, ny permission of Ihe Council, in- 
troduced the following resolution, which was 
adopted : 

Ittvoimi, That the Ci'y Clerk be authorized to 
tune pedler'fl licenses for a less period than one 
year, win m lie shall be instructed by the Mayor, and 
that the M a vor is hereby empowered to grant ped- 
ler liet ns for a less time than one year, where in 
his opinion It is proper to do so; also to grant free 
licenses in such cases as he may deem proper. 

'Die Clerk read a remonstrance agonist t rie exten- 
sion cf the Mre limits in the North Division, w est 
of Wells street. 

Aid. Talcott moved that the petitioners have 
leave to withdiaw tneir papers. Carried. 

The petition oi S. Solomon for the remission of 
a fine ot £-25.00, imposed for an infraction of the 
health ordinance, was 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

The remonstrance of J. B. Vaughan and other3 
against the laying down of a sidewalk on Coolidge 
street, was 

Referred to Committee on Street3 and Alleys, 
W. D. 

The petition of E. S. Trescoft and Isaac N. 
Arnold for ihe adjnstment of a question of wharf - 
mg privilege, was referred to Committee on Wnarf- 
ing Privileges. 

Aid. Wicker moved to reconcider the vote had at 
the lasl meeting of the Council \vhereby the assess- 
ment roll for paving VanBuren street from State 
street to Micnigan Avenue bad been confirmed. 

Aid. Lawsonhioved to lay the motion on the 
table. Carried. 

Th? Cleric presented ihe petition oi W. E. Green 
to be appointed City Weigher. 

Aid. Talcott moved that the petitioner have leave 
to withdraw his papers. Carried. 

Cn motion of Aid. Woodaid the block bounded 
by Randolph, Ada, Washington and Seldon s*reets, 
was transferred from the First District of the 
Ninth Waid to the Second District of the same. 

The following named gentlemen were appointed 
Inspectors of Election to fill vacancies : 

Isinih Ward, Second District, D. A. Cashman, 
Vice E. F. Colby. 

Sixteenth Ward, First District, Robert Clark vice 
H. A. Kaumiann. 

P.EPOKTS OF OFFICERS, 

The Ecard of Public Works presented a report in 
relation to the paving of Van Buren street from 
State sireet to Michigan avenoe, which was 

Accepted and ordered to be plac2d on file. 

Also, 

Presented a report and ordinance for extending 
and widening Laurel street, from Douglas Place to 
Eg*n avenue ; which was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys S. 
D. 

EEPOETS OF STAXDDsG COMMITTEES. 

POLICE. 

Aid. Lawson, of Committee on Police, to whom 
had been referred a resolution in relation to the es- 
tablishment of a sub-station in the South Division. 



reported that -utile ought to be built ; uiso, another 
near Union Park. 

Report accepted and concurred in. 

.11 l) I CIA MY. 

Aid. Knickerbocker, of Committer o:i Judiciary, 
submitted the following report: 
To the Honorable Mayor and Aldermen o r the city 

of Chicago in Common Council n-s nibled. 

Your Committee uu Judiciary, to whom was Ft* 
ferred the petition of A. Clyburn and others, bun h 
cru of the city of Chicago, asking that some pro 
\lfdon be made for slaughtering within the city 
limilfi, havinc had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report that Ke d .V Company otier to fui- 
nish facilities for slaughterine. und keep their (.-tab 
ll-hment clean and wholc-oui ■•. in :\ cordamo with 
Ihe health ordinances and lawn ol thecily. 

Your Committee, therefore, report an ordinance 
in accordance with the prayer ot said petition, and 
recommend that said ordinance be passed. 

All or which Is respectfully submitted. 

JOHIIUA C. KNICKI;KB0CKKK, 1 T,w1i^«« ra 

i r i> flV i> ' "Uainary 

trioT, \c££SS* 

An ordinance concerning slaughtering within the 

limits of the city of Chicago: 
Be it ordain&i by the Common Counc'J of the City 

of Chicurjo: 

Section L That in consideration of the accep- 
tance hereo:*, and the undertaking by Heed & Com- 
pany of said city, to comply with Ihe provisions of 
tbis'ordinance and all ordinances heretofore, and 
that may hereafter be passed relating to nuisances, 
authority and consent are hereby given and grant- 
ed to the; said Reed Company their heirs and as- 
signs, for a period of ten years to have all the 
slaughtering texcent that done at regular packing 
houses in the packing season) earned on and done, 
on the premises owned by them and more particu- 
larly described as follows, to-wit : "The south half 
of Block Ten, in South Branch Addition to Chi- 
cago.' 1 

Sec, 2. The said Peed & Company shall before 
the first day of April A. D. ISM, build and ere : t 
good, complete and ample buildings and yards, 
with all necessary conveniences, fixtures 
and arrangements equal to those of any 
modern establishment of a similar kind for 
the slaughtering and taking care of all 
animals that mav be brought to said place by the 
butchers and dealers in meat in said city and all 
such butchers and dealers in mea shall at all times 
have the right and privilege of slaughtering therein, 
on the onditions hereinafter set forth. 

Sec. 3. The said Reed and Company shall keep 
said building, yards and premises in good condi- 
tion,, and take and dispose of all the filth, manure 
and garbage as is now or may hereafter be required 
by the ordinance, or ordinances, or laws concerning 
nuisances. 

Sec. 4. After the said first day of April. A. D. 
1866. no slaughtering or slaughtering establishments 
shall be suffered or permitted within the city limits 
at anv other place or places, except at the Regular 
Packing Houses as aforesaid, under a penalty df 
not less than twenty-five dollars nor exceeding one 
hundred dollars for each and every offence. 

Sec. 5. The said Reed and Company are hereby 
authorized to charge for the use of their buildings 
and yards at the rate of not exceeding twenty-five 
cents per head for all catfle slaughtered and the 
usual offal, and not exceeding ten cents for each 
and every calf and sheep and the usual offaL and the 
usual ofial for each and every hog slaughtered, 
and in either case, the Government tax on each 
and every head. 

Sec 6. Said Reed & Company shall, within ten 
days after the passage of this drdinance, execute to 
the City of Chicago, a bond with two or more secu- 
rities, to be approved by the Mayor, in the penal 
sum of ten thousand dollars, conditioned that they 
will well and truly perform and abide by all the pro- 
visions of this ordinance, and by the provisions of 
any other ordinance that may hereafter be passed 
concerning nuisances. 

Aid. Kann moved that the report be laid over and 
published. Carried. 



Oct. 2SJ 



LICEN3ES. 

A!d. Wicker, of Committee on Licenses, to whom 
hid been referred the petilion of Timothy Ahern 
for a free license to peddle, reported adversely to 
the prayer of the petitioner. 

.Report accepted and concurred in. 

Also, 

Of 1he same committee, to whom had been refer- 
red a communication from His Honor the Mayor m 
relation to licensing Wood's Museum, reported in 
favor of fixing the license at $150 per annum. 

Report accepted and concurred in. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, S. D. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys S. D., to 
whom had been referred an ordinance for the con- 
struction of a sidewalk on both sides of Monroe 
street, from State street to Michigan avenue, re- 
ported in favor of the passage of the same. 

Report concurred m and ordinance passed, by 
ayes and noes, as follows : 

Ayes— Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, Carter. Barrett, 
Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, Sheridan, Kann, Sher- 
win, Moore, Woodard. Talcott, Holden, Bixby, 
Bond, Russell, Franzen, Lawson, Shackford, Clark 
—21. 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of the passage of an ordinance 
for paving Monroe street wilh w^ooden block pave- 
ment, from State street to Michigan avenue. 

Report concurred in and ordinance passed by ayes 
and noes as follows : 

Ayes— Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker," Carter. Barrett, 
Yvicker. McRoy. Wilwarth, Sheridan, Kann, Sher- 
win, Moore, Woodard. Talcott, Holden, Bixby, 
Bond. Russell, Franzen, Lawson, Shackford, Clark, 
—21. 

Noes— None. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, N. D 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, N. D., to 
whom had been referred an ordinance for laying 
■down private drains on North Wells street from 
Kinzie street to the river, reported in favor of the 
passage of the same. 

Report concurred in and ordinance passed by ayes 
■and noes as follows : 

Ayes— Aid. Gage. Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, 
Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, Sheridan, Kann, Moore, 
Woodard, Talcott, Holden, Bixby, Bond, Russell, 
Franzen. Lawson, Shackford. Clark— 29 

JSoes— None. 



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Also, 

Reported in favor of the pasrage of the following 
resolution : 

Besolwd, That the Board of Public Works be and 
: they are hereby requested to make out a new As- 
| sessment Roll for the opening of a street not named, 
j between North Avenue and Schiller street. 

Report concurred in and resolution adopted. 

STREETS ALLEYS, W. D. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. D., to 
i whom had been referred an ordinance for the con- 
! structi on of a sidewalk on the west side of Halsted 
j street, from Wright street to Sixteenth street, re- 
ported in favor of the passage of the same. 
; Report concurred in and ordinance passed by 
1 ayes and noes as follows : 

j Ayes— Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, Carter, Bar- 
! rett, Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, Sheridan, Kann, 
I Moore, Woodard, Talcott, Holden, Bixby, Bond, 
i Russell, Franzen, Lawson, Shackford and Clark — 
; 20. _ 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of the passage of an ordinance 
, for planking the Alley in Blocks 21 and 30, S. E. % 
Sees. 17, 39, 14. 

Report concurred in and ordinance passed by ayes 
and noes as follows : 

Ayes— Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, Carter, Bar- 
rett, Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarth, Sheridan, Kann, 
Moore, Woodard, Talcott, Holden, Bixby, Bond, 
Russell, Franzen, Lawson, Shackford and Clark— 
20. 

Noes— None. 

GAS LIGHTS. 

Aid. Wilmarth of the Committee on Gas Lights, 
to whom had been referred an ordinance for the 
erection of lamp-posts on Sixteenth street, between 
Indiana and Prairie avenues, reported in favor of 
the passage of the same. 

Report concurred in and ordinance passed by ayes 
and noes as follows : 

Ayes — Gase, Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, 
Wicker, McRoy, Wilmarlh, Sheridan, Kann, Moore, 
Woodard, Talcott, Holden, Bixby, Bond, Russell. 
Franzen, Lawson, Shackford, Clark— 20. 

Noes— None. 

And on motion of Aid. Shackford, the Council 
adjourned. 

A. H. BOD MAN, 
City Clerk. 



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Chicago, October 30th, 1865. 



OFFICIAL REPORT. 



Present-llis IIoDor the Mayor, and Al.lermen 
Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, McRoy, Sheridan, 
Kann, Wallwork, Hatch, Sherwin, Ratterty, Moore, 
Talcolt, Woodard, Holden, Bixby, Bond, Russell, 
Huntley. Gasifield, Proudfoot, Hottinger, Buh, 
La\ eon, Shackford, Woodman and Clark. 

Absent— Aldermen Gage, Shimp, "Wicker and 
Frisbee. 

MINUTES. 

On motion of Aid. Froudioot, the mmules of the 
proceedings of the meet ing held on the 16th, 17th, 
19th, 2lst and 23d instants, were approved without 
reading. 

OFFICIAL APPOINTMENTS. 

His Honor the Mayor announced lhatbehad ap- 
pointed Charles Tunniciiff, J. S. Duff, A. F Brown 
and E. W. Pratt, Special Police Constables for the 
Mayor's and Comptroller's office, and George W. 
Benham, Pound Master for the South Division. 

On motion of Aid. Holden the appointments 
were severally confirmed. 

ELECTION. 

On motion of Aid. Lawson, Redmond Prindiville 
was appointed an Inspector of Election for the 
Second District of the Fifteenth Ward, vice T. 
Kinseller resigned. 

Aid. Barrett, by permission of the Common 
Council, introduced the following order, wbich was 
passed. 

Ordered, Tbat+he nlace for holding the election 
in tbe Second Precinct of Ihe Third Ward, be 
changed from No. 7C2 State street to the house of 
John A. Jones, No. 724 State street. 

PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS. 

Aid. Holden introduced a communication in re- 
lation <o the want of more extensive school accom- 
modations and recommending a plan to supply the 
existing deficiencies. 

Aid. Lawson moved to refer it to Committee on 
Schools. Carried. 

Aid. Talcott presented a communication covering 
an ordinance in relation to the cutting and sale of 
ice in the basin, which wa: on motion of Aid. 
Woodman. 

Referred to the Board of Police Commissioners. 

The following communication from the City Phy- 
sician was received and ordered to be publisned and 
placed on file : 

Chicago, Oct. 30th, 1865. 
To the Honorable the Common Council of Chicago : 
Gentlemen : It has been ascertained beyond con- 
troversy that the cholera, that most dceaded of all 
maladies, is slowly but steadily making its way 



a?ain to this country, and according to well authen- 
ticated reports, has already reached some portions 
of our shores. 

Now, while it would be wrong to create any un- 
necessary alarm in our midst, yet it would be crim- 
inal on the part of the public authorities, with the 
above facts staring them in Ine face, did they not 
make every exertion to avert tbis fatal di_ea"=e. 

It is not probable, should the cholera visit us, 
that it will make its appearance among us before 
next spring or summer ; still, it would not he safe 
for the city authorities to allow any lime to elapse 
before instituting the most rigid sanitary regula- 
tions throughout our city. 

Therefore. I would most respectfully recommend 
that Dr. N. S. Davis, of the Chicago Medical Col- 
lege, Dr. J. W. Freer, of the Rush Medical 
College, and Dr. Thos. Bevan, late Presi- 
dent of the Cook County Medical So- 
ciety, be appointed by your body as a consulting 
board, who, together with the City Physician, 
shall make a thorough inspection of Ihe sanitary 
condition of the city, and report to the Common 
Council such measures as in their judgment should 
be adopted, in order to disarm, as much as pos- 
sible, this fearful disease which seems now to be 
likJy to visit us. 

And further, that this board of consulting physi- 
cians exist undl this apparent danger has passed 
aw ay, and that they be requested, from time to 
time, to make such suggestions and recommenda- 
tions to the Common Council and Board of Health, 
as they may deem proper. 

Respectfully, your obedient servant, 
S. C. Blake, 
City Physician. 

The petition of Mrs. Long, for remission of a fine 
of $25 and costs, imposed for selling liquor with- 
out a license, was referred to Committee on Fi- 
nance. 

A remonstrance from sundry property holders, 
against, paying one per cent damages' on trie assess- 
ment for paving Van Buren street, was referred to 
Committee on Judiciary. 

Toe petition of Henry Lanter, for a free license to 
peddle, and 

The petition of John Hickey, for a free license to 
deal in second-hand goods, were referred to Com- 
mit tee on Licenses. 

The petition of F. P. Ro'es, for the remission of 
a fine imposed for a violation of the health ordi- 
nance, was referred to Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Clark introduced a communication resigning 
his appointment of Judge of Election in the 2d 
district of the Sixteenth Ward, and asking that J. 
G. Maclay and F. Heinze be appointed to fill the 
vacancies m that district. 



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The ibotfl named pontlnnvn woro no appointed. 

BeVfiul pelilioti . lor I lie :i • poiu: imiil u! iwi " Oil 

[oipecior were,oa motlou ol Aid. Taloolt, inni 
over tor two weeki« 

A til. Tulcoit Inttodiieod t ho following cominiinl- 
rntion mill resolution 1 

To Hie Honor tho Mayor and Common Council 
tlio 1 *ily of Chleii/jo : 

Too undertlgned wonld i ktha Booed ofPabllc 

Worku id report to (Ins ('oancd nil III'" particulars 
romonilu;; t (u- letting ol t. n- eontracls lor doopon- 

enis ' Hi'' Ullnol 100 M Ichlgan < 'anal. 

And ask why tin; wo.k wai let upon pernonal pe- 
curity, nf.er a eiwh n-cin lly had been d<'iuandcd, al 
Iho haino time giving a Inr^u fxec-f in price over 

Ihose of wbom aald caafa security was demanded, 

thereby rau.-in:: 1 lie work 10 bsdoneto OOlt from 

188,000 1 between $900,000 and (800,000 muni than 
bids of whom Lboiafd cash security was demanded. 
aii thai the undersigned wiibea u inai all piriics 

bidding for work should bfl placed upon equal foo'- 
ing, Which 1 (Bar bat not. boon done iu the letting of 
the work above mentioned. 

An early report from I he Board is respectfully re- 
quested. M. i'AI.COTT. 

Resolved, That the Board of Public Works bo 
and they are hereby requested to report to Huh Coun- 
cil in relation to i.lie auovo in ;utioued mattcra. 

The re-olulion was adoplod. 

Aid. Ruh introduced the following resolution, 
which was adopted : 

JioSolveJ, That the nlacT of election in '.he first 
precinct of the llih Ward be held by fiery 
fcichniock, No. 12S Clybourn avenue, ic being impos- 
sible to occupy the former place. 

Tho Board of Public Works presen'ed and asked 
for the confirmation of sundry ass3.ssmeni rolls for 
the erection ot lamp posts in various localitijs, as 
follows: 

On bt. -John's Place, between Fulton and Carroll 
streets; 

On Jackson street, between Aberdeen and Morgan 
streets; 

On Morgan street, between Hubbard and Indiana 
streets ; 

On Iialsred street, between Chicago avenue and 
Indiana street ; 

On Robey str03r, between Walnut and Lake 
streets ; 

On Illinois street between Wells and La Salle 
streets ; 

On Bryan Place between Randolph and Lake 
streets ; 

On Carroll street between Reuben street and St. 
John's Place ; 

Ou Reuben street between Madison and Lake 
streets ; 

On Indiana street between Ualsted and Morgan 
streets ; 

OnN. W. corner of Lake street and St. John's 
Place ; 

On Washington street between Elizabeth and 
Sheldon street? ; 

On Fulton street between Ualsted and Green 
streets ; 

On Park avenue between Hoyne and Wood 
streets ; 

On Morgan street between Twelfth street and a 
point 3(iJ f jet south ; 

On Twelfth street between Morgan and Blue 
Island avenue ; 

On Wood street between Lake and Hubbard 
streets ; 

On Clinlon street between Madison and Wash- 
ington streets ; 

Also, 

Presented and asked for the confirmation ot sun- 
dry assessment rolls for tne construction of side- 
walks in various localities, as follows : 

On the north side of Twelfth street between 
Desplaines and Halsted streets ; 

On both sides of Morgan street between Jackson 
and Van Buren streets ; 

On the north side of Washington street between 
Oakley and Leavr* t streets : 

On the nor.h side of Washington street between 
Hoyne and Robey streets ; 



On I he aaai h1<1o or Carpenter street between Lake 
and .Madlnon Mirjois ; 
on both lUM of Kutn < y Htrojt from Chicago 

Dvinuu to Clurinda stroet ; 
On t ho wo it Hide of Ou'cloy street between Lake 

■treat and Let I. D. 56, .sec. /; 

On l ho n let aldfl Of ThrOOp street betweon Ad- 
urns and Jn'dc-ion Mire *ts ; 

On tho wo-i f*lde of Ue'-plain-'H sheet between 
l iih and Do Koven stioelH ; 

On the north i ide of Par., avenue I) I >\ ecu Hoyne 
and LOAVltl Hlroetn ; 

On the north id Lfl of.Jaekson street between Ab- 
enle -n and If ti ker nlr" ; 

On the south n do of Buuket street, between Jcf- 
fcr. oa and D< splalti'-H «-lrcot; 

On tho No tli ttiile of Jackaon strcot, betweon 
Throop slroot and Lot 84, B. 10, W. '/ 2 and W. y t N. 
l£. 14, .Sec. 17 : 

On the Houtn «idn or Park avenue, betwoen Ito- 
bey sir -et and Lot. 2i, B. !> !, Sec. 7 ; 

On Ada street, Iron ling Lois 1,2, ."laud 4, in Mm. 
Ra.truy's Sub-division in Sec. 8; 

Also, 

Presented sundry assessment rolls for vanoru 
improvement as follows: 

For flllin r a pond near Grand Haven slip In B. 3, 
Stone'ii Sub-divi. ion of Asto 'h Addition ; 

For curving, tiding and grading and p iving Mad- 
ison afreet from Halsted sfireet to the tunnel bridge. 

For constructing private drains on Michigan-3t., 
between, Caas and Clark streets ; and on Dearborn 
street, between Madison pnd Monroe street* ; 

For the extension of Third avenue »outh to Four- 
teenth c tree ; 

For the curbing, filling and paving Canal street, 
from Lakestreet to Madison stroet; 

For filling and planking West, Twelfth street 
from Beach slreet to Canal street ; 

Foi grading and planking Couch place in block 
32 original town: hip ; 

For tne e^t<»nsion of Coventry street to North 
avenue ; 

For constrncl in? private d-ains on Wabash avenue 
between Randolph and Tweutv-Seeond streets ; 

The assessment rolls were all severally confirmed 
by the passage ot the usual order of confirmation 
attached thereto. 

Also, 

Presented an assessing roll for the extension of 
Dearborn street sou a to .;uckson street ; and 

An assessment roll for the eiaen-aon of an alley 
through block 9, Johnston, Roberts and Storr's ad- 
dition, to both ot which objections hid been filed. 

Referred to Committee on Local Assessmenla. 

E3POUT3 OF OFFICEES. 

The Counsel to the corporation to whom had 
been referred the report of Committee on Railroads 
in relation to the removal of the horse railway 
switches, side tracks and turnouts on Indiana 
avenue, submitted his written opinion upon the 
legality ot the same, which was 

Accepted and ordered to b3 placed on file. 

Aid. Ilolden, by Dermission of the Council, intro- 
duced the following preamble and order: 

WiiEKi3.vs, The Board of Public Worlds declare 
lhatit.is impossible to let or commence the im- 
provements on Canal str33t between Mad sou and 
Lake streets, on Madison between the river and 
Halsted street, and on Rando pu between the river 
and Halsted stre3t; and whereas, by the City 
Charter rhe City Collector is obliged to cotlecv the 
assessments, together with <me Der cent par month 
damages if the asse-sments are not paid within 
sixty days after the first notice published that he 
has received the warran s tor collection; and 
whereas, those assessed dsem it unfair and unjust to 
pay said damages when the money cannot and will 
not be used before nezt spring, and that such dam- 
ages are onlv intended for tba benefit of contractors 
where there is delay in payments after the work 
has been let with referent to such damages being 
collected and paid. 

Therefore be it orSersi, that the Board of Public 
Works be and they are hereby instructed to refund, 
as the said assessments are paid for the improre- 



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ment of said streets, the damages collected in each 
and every case. 

It is further ordered that in the case of all street 
improvements of a similar character, that the Board 
of Public Works be also instructed to refund the 
damages of one per cent in like manner. 

Aid. Holden moved the passage of the foregoing 
order, and the motion prevailed by the following 
vole: 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker. Carter, Barrett, Mc- 
Eoy, Wilmarth, Sheridan, Kann, Wallwork, Hatch, 
Sherwin, Moore, Rafterty, Woodard, Talcott, Hol- 
den, Bixby, Bond, Russell, Huntley, Gastfleld, 
Franzen, Proud foot, Hotfinger, Rah, Lawson, 
Shackford, Woodman, Clark— 28. 

Noes— None. 

The Board of Public Works presented a report, 
.and ordinance for the construction of courts and 
parks on both sides of Superior street from Wells 
street east to Lake Michigan. 

Also, 

An ordinance for the construction of a sidewalk 
on both sides of Menominee street from Wells 
street to Clark street ; both of which were 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
W. D. 

Also, 

Presented an ordinance for the construction of a 
sidewalk on the north side of Walnut street from 
Wood sireet to Lincoln street ; and 

An ordinance for the construction of a sidewalk 
on the south side of Monroe street from Lanin 
street to Loomis street ; both of which were 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
W. D. 

Also, 

Presented an ordinance for a sidewalk on the east 
side of Lake avenue from Douglas place and city 
limits, which was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
S. D, 

Also, 

Presented an ordinance for the erection of lamp 
posts on South Water street between Clark and 
Wells streets ; and 

An ordinance for the erection of lamo posts on 
South Water street between Wabash and* Michigan 
avenues, which were 

Referred to Committee on Gas Lights. 

Also, 

Presented and asked lor the confirmation of sun- 
dry assessment orders for repairing or constructing 
sidewalks in various localities as follows : 

On Bunker 3treet, between Desplaines and Hal- 
sted streets : 

On Michigan avenue and Archer Road ; 

On Madison and Green streets froniing Block 2, 
Duncan's Addition ; 

On Halsted and Jackson street, fronting Block 
11, Duncan's Addition ; 

On Ooolridge street, between Throop and Loomis 
streets ; 

On Chicago avenue ; 

On Madison, between Robey and Hoyne ; 
On Wood street ; 

On Indiana srreet, from Paulina to Wood street ; 

On Division street ; 

On Milwaukee avenue, in Sec. 5 ; 

On Milwaukee avenue, in Sec. 6 ; 

On Wesson street; 

On Fulton strtels, between Union and Halsted 
streets * 

In front of Lot 1, B. 8, S. W. Sec 3, 39, 14 : 

On Randolph street, between Sangamon and 
Morgan streets ; 

On the east side of Prairie avenue ; 

On the east side of Canal street ; 

On Lake street, between Halsted and Green 
streets. 

On Jackson street, between Sangamon and Mor- 
gan streets ; 

On Throop street, between Madison and Monroe 
streets ; 

On Sangamon street, between Randolph and Lake 
streets ; 

On Cottage Grove avenue, from Douglas Place to 
Egan avenue ; 



On Huron street, between Sedgwick and Town- 
send si reefs ; 

On Peoria street, between Lake and Fulton 
streets ; 

On Van Buren street, between Green and Peoria 
streets ; 

On Erie 6treet, "between Wolcott and Cass 
streets ; 

On Peck street, between Lake and Fulton streets ; 
On Paulina street, between Fulton and Carroll 
streets ; 

On May street, between Fulton and Lake streets ; 

On Robey street, between Washington street and 
Park avenue ; 

On Washington street, between Bishop's Court 
and Southwestern avenue ; 

In front of Lot 28, Block 5, Hipgins, Law and 
Strolher's Addition ; 

On Superior street, between Kingsbury and Town- 
send streets ; 

On Sangamon street, between Randolph and 
Washington streets ; 

On Washington street, between Ada and Shelden 
street-; 

On Aberdeen street, between Taylor and Eleventh 
streets; 

On Jackson street, between Halsted and Des- 
plaines streets ; 

On Carpenter street, between Madison and Wash- 
ington streets ; 

On Blackwell street, between Nineteenth and 
Twentieth streets ; 

On Lake street, between Ada and Sheldon 
streets ; 

On Lake street, between Peoria and Sangamon 
street? : 

On Lake street, between Elizabeth and Ada 
streets ; 

On Southwestern avenue, between Madison and 
Washington streets ; 

On Willard place and Randolph street ; 

On Morgan street, between Madison and Monroe 
streets ; 

On Madison «treet, between Reuben street and 
Southwestern ayenue ; 

On Adams streel, between Rucker and Throop 
streets ; 

On Sheldon street, between Madison and Wash 
ington streets ; 

On Union street, between Fulton and Lydia 
streets ; 

On Carroll sireet, between Wood and Lincoln 
streets ; 

On Park avenue, between noyne and Leavitt 
streets : 

On Morgan streel, between Fulton and Carroll 
streets; 

On Jackson street, between Rucker and Throop 
streets ; 

On Loomis street, between Adams and Jackson 
street? ; 

On Randolph street, between Curtis and May 

Streets * 

On Norton street, between Gurley and Polk 
streets * 

On Bunker street, between Desplaines and Hal- 
steel streets * 

On West Lake, Blackwell, Twelfth and Bunker 
streets 

On State street, between Congress and Harrison 
streets ; 

On Jefferson street, between Harrison and Polk 
streets : 

On Van Buren street, between Aberdeen and 
Bowery streets ; 

On Barber street, between Jefferson and Union 
streets * 

On Catheiine street, between Rucker and Morgan 
streets; 

On Ruble street,between Sixteenth and Eighteenth 
streets. 

On Twelfth street, adjoining the river ; 

On Van Buren street, between Aberdeen and 
Rucker streel s ; 

On Forquer street, between Canal and Clinton 
street ij * 

On w'illiam street, between Aberdeen and Rucker 
streets ; 



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On Van l!uren street, between (tucker and Aber- 
deen Ktreotn ; 

On Jefferson street, froniiutr Bloek IS, 0. T. 

On Jefferson M roci , between Canalport Avenue 
und Lumber street ; 

On Hunker street, between llalslcd nud l)e*- 
plaliien streets ; 

On Hunker street, In Hock I.'), School Section 
Addition ; 

On Catherine street, between Ruckcr Htreet und 
BlUfl b land Avenue ; 

On Archer Road nud Culler street, between 
Church Place and Dccrlngilreel ; 

On Archer Roud, fronttl)' Lot I I, Block 43, H. K. 
'J Sec. '2 1 ; 

On Pulton street, between Union and Hal- ted 

itreeti ; 

On Hobey street, between Madison and Warren 
streets ; 

In front of Illock 19, School Section Addillon; 

On Went Polk street, Chicaco avenue, West Wash- 
ington ulreet, Mather street, block .'I, Ashland's Sec- 
ond Addllion, and on Peoria Ktrect. 

Knch and all of the foregoimr assessment orders 
for repairing or constructing sidewalks were passed 
by aye* and noes, as follows: 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, Me- 
Roy, Wilmarth, Sheridan, Kann, Wallwork, Hatch, 
Shcrwin, Moore, Rallerty, Woodard, Talcott, Hol- 
den, Bixbv, Bond, Russell, Huntley, Caslfleld, 
Franzcn, Proudt'oot, Hottincrer, Ruh, Lawson, 
Shackford, Woodman, Clark— 28. 

A T oe8— None. 

Also, 

Presented an assessment order for repairing a 
sidewalk on Sampson street, between Throop and 
Rncker streets. 

It was passed by the following vote: 

Aytc--A]d. Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, Mc- 
Roy. Wilmarth, Sheridan, Kann, Wallwork, Hatch, 
Shenvin, Moore, Ranertv, Woodard, Talcott, liol- 
deD, Bixby, Bond, Russell, Huntley, Uastfield, 
Franzen, Proudfoot, Hottinger, Ruh, Lawson, 



Shack fori!. Woodman— BT, 
NO**" Aid. Clurk— 1. 

RKPORIS OF S LANDING COMMLJTKEB. 

FINANCE. 

Aid* Bond, of Committee <>n Finance, to whom 

hnd been referred the communication from ihe 

chief of Police in relation to onfformfng tbe police 

ton 8, r» potted In favor of lurnbhingcai h mun with 

a proper uniform. 

The report wny n (erred to the Comptroller. 
RAXLBOAllfi 

Aid. Woodard moved that Ihe Ordinance compel- 
ling the Hone Kalltraj Oompanlei lo keep tnelr 
tracks and partH ot street! In repair, reported by 

the Committee on Railroads at the la.-t. meeting of 
the Council, be recommitted. 

The motion prevailed. 

BABBOB ani> mti/xiEH. 

Aid. 1 1 olden, ol Committee on Harbor and Bridges, 
to whom bad ben referred a resolution of Inquiry, 
introduced by Aid. Woodard, in relation to the 
safety of the viaducts at the west approaches of 
Madison and Randolph street bridges, staled that 
the committee had not yet had lime '.o prepare a re- 
port, and he would, therefore, ask for further time. 

Granted. 

I'OI.ICK. 

Aid. Lawsen, of Committee on Police, to whom 
had been rel'trrcd a communication from Aid. Mc- 
Roy, in relation to improving the nanitary condi- 
tion of the city, submitted a report thereon. 

Aid. Mc Roy moved as a subslilute to pass the 
order offered by himpelf. 

After a lengthened debate, Aid. Woodard moved 
that it be referred to the Committee on Finance,, 
together with the Comptroller, and Counsel to the 
Corporation. Carried. 

Aid. Ruh moved that the Council do now adjourn 
until Monday, November Gtb, at iy z P. M. 

The motion prevailed and the Council 6tood ad- 
journed. A. H. RODMAN, City Clerk. 



Common Council 

ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING. 



Cliicago, November 6th., 1865. 



OFFICIAL REPORT. 



Present— His Honor the Mayor, and Aldermen 
Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, McRoy, Sheridan, 
Kann, Wallwork, Hatch, Sherwin, Moore, Rafferty, 
Woodard. Talcott, Hold en, Bixby, Bond, Russell, 
Huntley, Gastfield, Franzen, Hottinger, Ruh, Law- 
son, Shackford and Clark. 

Absent— Aldermen Gage, Shimp, Wicker, Wil- 
marth. Frisbee, Proudfoot and Woodman. 

Aid. Talcott moved that the rules be suspended 
and business be taken up in the usual order. Car- 
ried. 

PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS. 

The Clerk read the resignation of S. S. Hayes, 
School Inspector for the 9th Ward. 

Aid. Talcott moved that the resignation be ac- 
cepted and placed on file. Carried. 

Aid. Talcott nominated Eben F. Runyan for 
School Inspector for the 9th Ward, to fill the va- 
cancy occasioned by the resignation of Mr. Hayes. 

Tne first ballot resulted as follows : 
EbenF. Runyan 16 

And Mr. Runyan was declared unanimously 
elected Inspector of Schools for the Ninth Ward. 

Petitions to appoint Julius P. Dunham and R. 
M. Merrill "Inspector of Carbon Oils," were, on 
motion of Aid. Talcott, 

Laid ov»r until the next meeting. 

The Cierk read the correspondence between Hon. 
Amos Perry, U. S . Consul at Tunis, and Hon. J. B. 
Rice, Mayor of Chicago, in relation to a visit by the 
Tunisian Embassy, which was ordered to be 

Placed on file. 

The Clerk presented the official bonds of Charles 
Tunniclilf, E. W. Pratt, J. S. Duff and A. F. Brown, 
Special Police Constables, which were severally ap- 
proved. 

The Counsel to the Corporation introduced a 
communication in relation to a defective title to cer- 
tain lands in the possession of the city. 

Aid. Lawson moved that it be referred to Com- 
mittee on Finance, together with the Mayor and 
Comptroller. Carried. 

Aid. Barrett moved to reconsider the last vote. 
Lost. 

Aid. Clark moved that Samuel McKay be ap- 
pointed Inspector ot Election in the 2d District of 
the 16th Ward vice Thomas Mackin. Carried. 

A communication was received from Gregston 
and Co., making certain propositions in relation to 
maintaining a general slaughter house ; and 



A similar proposition from James Turner were 
Referred to Committee on Judiciary. 

REPORT OP OFFICERS. 

The Comptroller, to whom had been referred the 
report of Committee on Finance in relation to uni- 
forming the police, reported in favor of the same, 
but recommended that the number of uniforms be 
limited to 130, and the price to $50 each. 

Aid. Bond moved that the report be accepted.— 
Carried. 

Aid. McRoy moved to amend the resolution 
reported by the committee, by making the number 
ot uniforms 150 instead of 130. 

Aid. Lawson moved to lay the amendment on the 
table. Lost. 

Aid. Knickerbocker moved as an amendment 
that the number be fixed at 131. 

Aid. Barrett moved to lay the amendment on the 
table. Carried. 

Aid. Huntley demanded the ayes and noes on the 
adoption of the amendment offered by Aid. 
McRoy ; and the motion prevailed by the following 
vote: 

Ayes — Aid. Carter, Barrett,McRoy,Sheridau,Kann, 
Wallwork, Hatch, Sherwin. Moore, Rafferty, Wood- 
ard, Talcott, Holden, Bixby, Gastfield, Franzen, 
Hottinger, Ruh— 18. 

Noes — Aid. Knickerbocker, Bond, Russell, Hunt- 
ley, Lawson, Shackford, Clark— 7. 

The resolution as amended was then passed, by 
the following vote : 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Barrett, McRoy, Sher- 
idan, Kann, Wallwork. Hatch, Sherwin, Moore, 
Rafferty. Woodard, Talcott, Holden. Bixby, Bond, 
Gastfield, Franzen, Hottinger, Ruh, Lawson, Shack- 
ford, Clark— 22. 

Noes — Aid. Carter, Russell, Huntley— 3. 

Resolved, That the Board of Police of the City of 
Chicago be, and they are hereby authorized and 
empowered to procure for the "Regular Police Pa- 
trolmen' 1 and Mayor's Police, a eood and substan- 
tial drees uniform, at the cost and expense of said 
city, provided, however, that the cost of said uni- 
forms shall not exceed the sum of fifty dollars per 
man, and provided, further, that the number of uni- 
torms so procured shall not exceed 150. 

Resolved. That the Comptroller be, and he is 
hereby authorized and empowered to pay not ex- 
ceeding the rates aforesaid for uniforms for all of 
said Regular Patrol Policemen and Mayor's Police 
out of the Police Fund, or any unexpended balance 
of any other fund. 

Resolved, That said uniforms, when so purchased, 
shall be city property, and whenever any patrolmen 
or member of Mayor's police resigns, is discharged 
or otherwise leaves the force, he shall be required to 
deliver his uniform to the Superintendent of Po- 
lice for the use of said city— and the Patrol Police- 




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nun unil Mnvor'n Police shall hold uiul une such 

uniforms subjeci 10 raob further rules and regula 
noun mh the Board of Police may preecrlbei 
BEPOBT8 OF stammm; 0OHMITTEE8, 

FINANCE. 

Aid. liond, of Committee on Nuance, tO WhOUl 
hud bon referred a OOIDlDIIBlOOtlOll lioni I In- Comp- 

Lroller Olerk and Collector, In relation to the re 
v i- 1011 ot tin- ■ 1 1 ■ 1 ; 1 1 m menl roll, reported Is 

Invor ol tlir Ml BgC Of the following order : 

Onli m/, Thai (lie Chy Clerk he, and he is hereby 

authorised, to prepare a revi ed ami correct tax 1 1 >-* 1 ; 

and 1 Inn he l>e numorl/ed lo employ HU< h assistance 
U U>6 Mnvor ami Comptroller shall Certify to he 
DOOMMTJ 10 OOXDpIOte IHCh listl in lime lor the as,- 

Hl'HHOrM. 

The order was passed by the following vote: 
.1//'" AJd. Kniekerhoeker, ( arler. IJarrel', Mc- 
Roy, Sheridan, Kami, WalKvork, Hatch. Sherwln, 
Moore. Ifall'erty, Woodard, Talcott, Holden, I'.ixby, 
Hond, KniBell, Huntley. ( iuMlleld, r-Tun/eu, llotlin- 
gOT. Kuli. I.iiwmoii, S hat k lord, Clark— 85. 
A'oes None. 

Also, 

Of the same Committee reported adversely to ro- 
mi: i in:' the fine of J, P, Holes, imposed for a viola- 
liou of the ordinance concerning nuisances. 

Kcport accepted and concurred in. 

Also, 

Ot the Fame Committee reported in favor of re- 
mitting $50 of the line imposed upon Frank JSlouak 
for an infraction of the Health ordinances. 

Report concurred in by ayes and noes as follows : 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, Mc- 
Roy, Sheridan, Kann, Walhvork, Hatch, Sherwin, 
Moore, 1 taller ty, Woodard, Talcott. Holden, Bixby, 
Boud, Russell, Huntley, Gastfield, Franzen, Hottin- 
ger. Hub, Lawson, Shackiord, Clark— 25, 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

Of tho same Committee, reported in favor of re- 
milting |50 of the fine imposed upon Mrs. Mary 
Dempsey, for a violation of the ordinance concern- 
ing nuisances. 

Report concurred in by ayes and noes as follows : 

Ayes — Aid. Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, Mc- 
Roy, Sheridan, Kann. Walhvork, Hatch, Sherwin, 
Moore,Rafferty, Woodard, Talcott, Holden, Bixby, 
Bond, Russell, Huntley, Gastfield, Franzen, Hottin- 
ger Ruh, Lawson, Shackiord, Clark— 25. 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

Of the same Committee, reported adversely to re- 
mitting the fine ot Solomon Solomons, imposed for 
an infraction of the health ordinances. 

Report accepted and concurred in. 

Also, 

Of the same committee to whom had been re- 
ferred a communication from J. M. Moore, J. P., 
in relation to the remission of a fine imposed upon 
a person not named, reported that no petition 
accompanied the same and therefore no action was 
necessary. 

Report accepted and concurred in. 

Also, 

Of the same committee submitted the following 
report which was ordered to be 

Laid over and published : 
To the Common Council of the City of Chicago : 

The undersigned, to whom was referred the re- 
port of the Committee of Police and the proposed 
order of Alderman McRoy in relation to the im- 
provment of the sanitary condition of the city, 
would beg leave to make the following report : 

That there is a great and pressing necessity for 
such improvement, and perfect unanimity among 
the people of the city, of every class, that the work 
cannot be too speedily undertaken and completed. 

In looking over the matter, we are satisfied the 
work is by no means a light one, or one that can be 
accomplished with either little labor or expense. 
So little attention has been paid by the city autho- 
rities and the people in times past to keeping the 
streets, alleys, orains, sewers, privies and lots 
clean, that a vast amount of filth, offal, gar- 
bage, &c, &c, have accumulated m all these places. 
The greater the necessity, however, even though 



there was no danger of the approach of the cholera, 

for apeedy and thorough action, both by the city 

uud the people. Bolfa have doubt less been to 
blame, the city lor not attending to the streets and 

public places* and the people for permitting and 

laiiMiii" their own preinlneH to become foul and of- 
fensive, Neither crimination nor recrimination, bow* 

e\ ei . will remedy I hiri grCOt evil. City an' liorilieH, 
and people niu-l lake hold of the maiter like men 

comprehending the situation, ami determined] now 

to do then whole duty. Imbued with this ideu and 
Working together, this Herculean task can be thor- 
oughly ami luooossfully accomplished, and then, 

ChOlem or DO cholera, the only wonder will be thai 
It wan no) sooner done. 

Whit shall be done? what, can lie done? Is the 

be i onei don. To huh question we reply, thor- 
oughly cleanse all streeta, alleys, sewers, drains, 
privies, sinks, premieec and places ol all tilth, gar- 
bage, manure, offal, stagnant water and everything 
that Is noxious or likely tO Create miasma or con- 
tribute to disease. So far as the street*, sewers, 
public dram- and groundH are concerned, thin must 
Be done at the public expeiihe, by Ihe city authori- 
ties, as alFO the alleys Hint are not used by the lot. 
owners or occupants and general! \ by them made 
loul and a Dnlsance. The privies, private drains 
and sinks, joIh. and that portion of the alley* used 
and made 111 thy and noxious by the owners or occu- 
pants, must be cleansed and purified by these par- 
ties at their own expense, willingly, it is to be 
hoped and desired, but. nolens volmn, by a most 
rigid and prompt enforcement of the laws, ordi- 
nances arm health regulation* relating thereto, or 
that may be necessary to adopt to secure tne end. 

The second question is, how shall this be done? 
This leads us to inquire whether Aid. McRoy's 
proposition in feasible in ils present shape. The 
charter, properly construed, only gives the Common 
Council, so liar as the questions involved in this in- 
quiry are concerned, legislative power. It was not 
intended to give it executive power in this class of 
cases. Other brancnes of the City Government 
were clothed with that power. The proposition of 
the Alderman includes the appointment of Assist- 
ant Health Officers. No such officer or officers are 
provided for by the charter. The municipal gov- 
ernment of a city ib the creature of the statute. It 
cannot exercise powers not granted or necessarily 
implied, nor can it appoint officers not known or 
recognized by the statute creating it. 

Hence, we have no doubt it is illegal to adopt 
his plan as presented, though we think his ideas are 
valuable and may be substantially embodied, and 
we think, we have embodied them, in substance, in 
the ordinance herewith submitted. 

But there is no question that the Charter has con- 
ferred ample powers as to the mode of doing this 
thing. That instrument has given complete con- 
trol of the streets, alleys, sewers and public 
grounds, &c, to the Board of Public Works, and 
has made it their duty to keep them in a good and 
cleanly condition. To enable them to do this, 
however, the duty devolves upon the Council to fur- 
nish them with the necessary money. II this is not 
done, they are powerless, so far as cleansing them 
is concerned. In this connection, we think it is due 
to them to say that not having been provided with 
a sum deemed by them sufficient, and which they 
asked for, they cannot be held to that accountability 
they otherwise might. Another thing must be re- 
membered, that is, that the past has been an extra- 
ordinary season, and that the usual amount of 
money and labor were wholly insufficient. 

In order that they may have sufficient men and 
teams, of the right sort, we recommend that they 
consult with the Aldermen of the different wards, 
and follow, so far as is consistent and practicable, 
their recommendations. We do this, believing, 
with Aid. McRoy, that they are better posted in 
this regard, as well to what and where the necessity 
exists lor work, than the Board possibly can be, 
and that the Aldermen can assist them materially. 

In relation to the private drains, privies, alleys, 
&c, we think that there are already ordinances, 
laws, and health laws and regulations sufficient, if 
enforced by the Board of Police, to put them in 
proper condition and to keep them so. The 



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enforcement of these, together with the 
ordinance concerning scavengers, as all others, be- 
long to that Board. But they complain, and with 
much justice, that the appropriation for their de- 
partment is so small that they are unable to appoint 
a sufficient number of patrolmen to discharge the 
duties devolved upon them. 

Now, to remedy this, we propose that a sufficient 
number of special patrolmen be appointed to carry 
into effect, promptly and effectually, all the ordi- 
dinances relating to nuisances and health, and 
whose special duty it shall be to see that all private 
drains, privies, sinks and alleys which owners or 
occupants have made foul and filthy, and all private 
premises be promptly and thoroughly cleaned and 
purified, and to arrest all who shall not strictly 
comply with the provisions of the aforenamed or- 
dinances. And to the end that competent, efficient 
men may be appointed, we recommend to said 
Board to consult with the Aldermen of the different 
wards. 

We have thus as briefly as possible presented a 
plan, which, we believe, if carried out with energy 
and good faith, will accomplish much, if not all, 
that is practicable in putting the city into some- 
thing like a clean and wholesome condition. 

It will be perceived that it will require a consider- 
able amount of money to accomplish the desired 
purification. How to obtain it has been and still is 
the one great difficulty. No provision has been 
made in the charter tor such a contingency, either 
by additional taxation or by borrowing. 

We have therefore thought the exigency de- 
manded an appeal to our capitalists and citizens, to 
come forward and advance the money for so desir- 
able and much needed object. While powerless to 
levy a tax or issue bonds to raise the required 
amount, we propose to issue certificates of indebt- 
edness, in the name of the city, bearing such inter- 
est, as may be deemed proper, and pledging the 
faith of the city for their redemption, and pledging 
the Council and city authorities to procure a law at 
the meeting of the next Legislature, only little over 
a year distant, to levy a special tax for their pay- 
ment or to issue bonds to take them up. 

We can conceive of no better or other way to 
raise the money for the purposes aforesaid. That 
the investment would be safe no one can doubt ; 
nor can we permit ourselves to doubt that the enter- 
prising citizens of Chicago will cheerfully step for- 
ward and advance the necessary money on good in- 
terest. The amount required cannot be compara- 
tively large, but, large or small, will the citizens be 
so niggardly and unwise as to take the risk of the 
spread of the cholera in our midst ? We do not 
believe it. At all events, if the Council 
does all in its power, we shall be consoled with the 
reflection that we have discharged our duty as far 
as possible. 

In conformity with these views we present for 
your consideration an ordinance on the subject, and 
recommend its passage without delay. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

L. L. Bond, 

Charles C. P. Holden. 
Com. on Finance. 
Walter Kimball, Comptroller. 
S. A. Irwin, Counsel to Corpfn. 
I desire to add, as a member of the committee, 
that one nuisance which ought to be abated is the 
persistent effort which is made to alarm the people, 
as it is conceded by all that there is nothing so con- 
ducive to cholera as fear. L. L. Bond. 
Be it ordained by the Common Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Mayor and Comptroller be 
and they are hereby authorized and empowered to 
issue certificates of indebtedness in the name of the 
city, of such denominations as can be most readily 
negotiated, and bearing interest at a rate of not ex- 
ceeding eight per cent per annum, except by the 
advice of Finance Committee, and in the aggregate 
not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars. 

Sec. 2. That they immediately procure blank cer- 
tificate of indebtedness, aad advertise, calling upon 
citizens and others to come forward and advance 
money thereon for the purposes hereinafter spe- 
cified. 



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Sec. 3. That the money so raised shall be paid 
into the city treasury, and kept as a separate and 
distinct fund, to be used only to car y out the ob- 
jects of this ordinance, and for no or.uer purpose. 

Sec.'4. That the moneys received under the provis- 
ions of this ordinance be and iue same are hereby 
appropriated for the sole purpose of cleansing 
streets, alleys, sewers, drains and such other places 
as may be necessary to insure the greatest possible 
purity of the city, for the purchase of disinfecting: 
materials, for hospital and quarantine purposes, and 
to secure the complete enforcement of all health, nui- 
sance and scavenger ordinances, and all sanitary 
laws, and all rules and regulations of the board of 
Health, and that the same be only paid out by the 
Comptroller on orders drawn by the Board of Pub- 
lic Works or the Board of Police,6pecifying the ob- 
iect for which required. 

Bsc. 5. That the Board of Public Works be and 
they are hereby instructed, as soon as sufficient 
money is paid into the . treasury, to immediately 
commence and thoroughly cleanse all the streets and. 
public places in the city with promptness and des- 
patch, beginning with those most requiring it, and 
to that end that "they employ such additional men, 
teams, &c, as may be required upon consultation 
with and recommendation of the Aldermen of the 
different wards. 

Sec. 6. That the Board of Police be and they are 
hereby instructed, as soon as sufficient money is 
paid into the treasury, to appoint such number of 
special police patrolmen as may be necessary to 
promptly enforce all ordinances relating to nui- 
sances, health, scavengers, and all laws of the State 
relative to the same subjects and all such 
rules and regulations as have been or may be 
made by the Board of Health, and all other 
laws and ordinances, the enforcement of 
which may contribute to the objects of this ordi- 
nance, and that said Board consult with the alder- 
men of the different Wards in regard to the3e ap- 
pointments and such other matters as maybe within 
the purview of this ordinance. 

Sec. 7. That the Aldermen of the several wards 
be and they are hereby appointed committees of 
their respective wards to make reports and sug- 
gestions to the said Boards and this Council, and 
to do and perform such acts and services as in their 
opinion will most effectually conduce to the reno- 
vation and purification of the city. 

Sec. 8. That the provisions of this ordinance be 
carried out under and by advice of a consulting 1 
board of physicians, to be appointed by the Chicago 
Medical Society, who have offered to serve without 
pay, 30 far as the same shall be proper for the action 
of physicians. 

HARBOR AND BRIDGES. 

Aid. Holden, of Committee on Harbor and 
Bridges, to whom had been referred the subject 
matter of the resolutions offered by Aid. Wood- 
ard and Aid. Knickerbocker in relation to public 
bridges, submitted a lengthened and detailed re- 
port of the condition of said bridges, and recom- 
mend several important improvements— That the 
bridge over the railroad, at the west ap- 
proach of Madison street bridge, is in an 
unsafe condition, and should be strength- 
ened at once ; that reflecting lamps 
had been erected at Rush, State, Clark, Wells, Kin- 
zie, Lake, Randolph, Madison and Van Buren street 
bridges. That several plans for the protection of 
citizens while bridges are open, are under the con- 
sideration of the Committee, and that at an early 
day some one of them will adopted. That Madison 
street bridge is not in an unsafe condition, as ru- 
mored; but the bridge at Clark and several other 
streets were fast falling to decay, and would soon 
have to be replaced. 

Aid. Woodard moved to concur in the report. 
Carried. 

Aid. Kann, by permission of the Council, called 
up the report of Committee on Judiciary m rela- 
tion to the establishment of a general slaughtei 
house ; and moved to re-commit the same. Car- 
ried. 

Aid. Woodard moved to reconsider the vote on 
concurring in the report of Committee on Harbor 
and Bridges. Carried. 



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It \mi- then ref. nert to the Itoarrt of PubHe I 
\\ orkf>, with Instructions in report plnns und hpeci- 
tlcatioiiH lor new hrhlgcM wheie needed, un soon an 

possible. 

1 KTNXKH. 

Aid. Batch of Committee on l i^cnoen, to whom 

bad bean r e t ort ed the petition oi iienn i.unt<T. ioru 
in-e in ciin- (<> peddle, reported adversely to die 

MIMIC. 

Keport accepted and > oncurred IlL 
AI«o, 

(>l the Minn- committee reported In favor Oi 

prantina a peddler's licence to Lawrence Dyer (ho 
ps 1 1 1 For the lame) for lis months, 
iu port accepted end < on u red in. 

STUKK.TH AN1» AI.I.tYH, H. 1). 

ThiB Committee on Btraeta and aMleja, B. d., to 
whom bad been referred un ordinance i<>r privute 
drains in blocks M to 180, Bcbool section Ad- 
dii ion, reporti ii in tin or oi i in- peeeanje oi t lie same. 

KepOli OOncnned in, und ordinance passed, by 
ayes und ooee, u^ follows : 
" .-I i/tfi— Aid. Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, Mc- 
Boy, Sheridan, Kann, Wallwork, Batch, Bherwin, 
Moore, Raflerty, Woodard, 'iakott, Holden, Bb 
Bond, Russell, Hnnuey, Qastflelo, Fransen, Het- 
tinger, Bob, Lawson, Shacklord, Clark— 46. 

j\ot«— None. 

Also, 

Reported in favor ol the passage of an ordinance 
for private drains on Thud avenue, between JacKsou 
and Twelfth streets. 

Report concurred in, and ordinance passed, by 
ayes and noes, as follows. : 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, Mc- 
Roy, Sheridan, Kann, Wallwork, Hatch, bherwin, 
Moore, Raflerty, Woodard, Talcott. llolden, Bixby, 
Bond. Russell, Huntley, Cast field, Franzen, Hol- 
tiiiger, Ifuh, Lawson, Shackford, Clark— 25. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of the passage of an ordinance 
for 1 lie construction of a sidewalk on the south 
side of Seventeenth street, lrom State street to 
Clark street. 

Report concurred in and ordinance passed by 
ayes and noes as lollows : 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, Mc- 
Roy, Sheridan, Kann, Wallwork, Hatch, Sherwin, 
Moore, Rari'erty, Woodard, Talcott, Holden, Bixby, 
Bond, Russell, Huntley, Gastfield. Franzen, Hot- 
tinger, Rub, Lawson, Shacklord, Clark — 25. 

boes— None. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of the passage of an ordinance 
for gravelling Prairie avenue from Sixteenth street 
to Twenty-second street. 

Report concurred in and ordinance passed by 
ayes and noes as follows : 

Ayes — Aid. Knickerbocker; Carter, Barrett, Mc- 
Roy, Sheridan, Kann, VV allwork, Hatch, Sherwin, 
Moore, Raflerty, Woodard, Holden, Bixby, Bond, 
Russell, Huntley, Gastfield, Franzen, Hottinger, 
Kuh, Lawson, Snackford, Clark— 24. 

Nots—Ald. Talcott— 1. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of the passage of an ordinance 
for filling, grading and planking an alley from 
Eighteenth to Twentieth street, between Wabash 
Ajrenue and State street. 

Report concurred in and ordinance passed by ayes 
and noes as follows : 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, Mc- 
Roy, Sheridan, Kann, Wallwork. Hatch, Sherwin, 
Moore, Raflerty, Woodard, Talcott, Bixby, Bond, 
Russell, Huntley, Gastfield, Franzen, Hottinger, 
Ruh, Lawson, Shackford, Clark— 24. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of the passage of an ordinance 
for filling, grading and planking an alley in B. 33, 
S. W. fract. J£, Sec. 21, 39, 14. 

Report concurred in and ordinance passed by ayes 
and noes as follows : 

Ayes — Aid. Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, Mc- 
Roy, Sheridan, Kann, Wallwork, Hatch, Sherwin, 
Moore, Raflerty, Woodard, Talcott, Bixby, Bond, | 



Russell, Huntley, Gastfield, Franzen, nottlnger, 

Huh, Lawton, Shacklord, Clark — "14. 

H09$ W dt i 

Also, 

Reported In favor of the passage of an ordinance 
tin :i tide walk on the tonta side oi Archer Kt.ad, 
between Related end Mum i tre o to. 

iteport concurred In und ordinance passed by 

ay en und noes as follow* : 

.\yi a Aid. Knickerbocker, Carter. Burred, Mc- 

Roy, Sheridan, Kann, Wallwork, Raich, Bherwin, 
Moore. Raflerty , Woodard. Talcott, uii.i>y, Bond, 
Roseeu, Rentier, Gastfield, E ran/en, Hottinger, 
Rub, Lawson, Bhackford, ciark -M. 

Noee— None. 

Also, 

Reported adversely to the remonstrance agalns 
the last named ordinnnc-. 

Report accepted and concurred in. 

HTHEETH AN1> ALI.KVH, N. l>. 

The Committee on Streets und Alleys, N. D., 
to whom hud been referred BO ordinance for the 
construction ol courts and park- on Mi|>erior ntreet, 
from WelN street to Like Michigan, reported in 
luvor ol i he passage of the same. 

Report concurred in and ordinance passed. 
Also, 

Submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Franzen, ordered to be laid over and 
published : 

To the Major and Aldermen of the city of Chicago 

in Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Street- and Alleys, of the 
North Division, to whom was reterred an ordinance 
for extending Goethe street lrom Clark street east 
to Wolcott, to Ihe width ol forty feet, having had 
the same undei advisement, bee leave to report that 
the ordinance be passed as recommended by the 
Board of Public W orke. 

Valentine Run, 
Sam. Shackfoud, 
Robert Clark, 
L. Pboudfoot. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of the passage of an ordinance 
for macadamising Division street, lrom Clark street 
to Wolcott sireei, and Wolcott street, from Divis- 
ion street to scbiller street. 

Report concurred in and ordinance passed by ayes 
and noes as follows : 

A ye* — Aid. Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, Mc- 
Roy, Sheridan, Kann, Wallwork, Hatch, Sherwin, 
Moore, Raflerty, Woodard. Talcott. Holden, Bixby. 
Bond, Russell, Huntley, Gastfield, Hottinger, Law- 
son, Shacklord, Clark— 23. 

Noes — Aid. Fianzen — L 

Also, 

Submitted a report in rela Jon to re-laying a side- 
walk on Mohawk slreet ; which, on motion of Aid. 
Shacklord, was 

Re-committed. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of the passage of an ordinance 
for a sidewalk on the east side of Clark street, be- 
tween Chicago avenue and Chestnut street. 

Report concurred in and ordinance passed by 
ayes and noes, as follows : 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker. Carter, Barrett, Sheri- 
dan, Kann, Wallwork. Hatch, Sherwin, Moore, Rate" 
ferry. Woodard, Talcotl, Holden, Bixby, Bond, Rus- 
sell, Huntley, Gastfield, Franzen, Hottinger, Law- 
son. Shacklord, ClarK— 23. 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of the passage of an ordinance 
for grading and macadamizing Wolcott street, from 
Michigan street to Indiana street. 

Report concurred in and ordinance passed by 
ayes and noes, as follows : 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Carter. Barrett, Sheri- 
dan, Kann, Wallwork, Hatch. Snerwin, Moore, Raf- 
ferty, Woodard, Talcott, Holden, Bixby, Bond, Rus- 
sell, Huntley, Gastfield, Franzen, Hottinger, Law- 
son, Shackford, Clark— 23. 

Noes— ]Sone. 

STKEETS A2TD ALLETS, W. D. 

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whom had heen referred an ordinance for planking 
an alley in B. 70 Russell, Mather and Roberts' Addi- 
tion, reported in iavor of the passage of the same. 

Report concurred in and ordinance passed by 
ayes and noes as follows : 

Ayes— Aldermen Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, 
Sheridan, Kann, Walhvork, Hatch, Sherwin, 
Moore, Rafferty, Woodard, Talcott, Holden, Bixby, 
Bond. Russell, Huntley, Gastfield, Franzen, Hot- 
tinger, Lawson, Shackiord, Clark— 23. 

Noes— None. 

Also. 

Reported in favor of the passage of an ordinance 
for opening an alley in B. 64, Sec. 7. 

Report concurred in and ordinance passed by 
ayes and noes as follows : 

Ayes — Aldermen Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, 
Sheridan, Kann, Walhvork, Hatch, Sherwin, 
Moore, Rafferty, Woodard, Talcott, Holden, Bixby, 
Bond, Russell, Huntley, Gastfield, Franzen, Hot- 
tinarer, LawsoD, Shackford, Clark— 23. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of the passage of an ordinance 
for a sidewalk on the east side of Ada street, be- 
tween Lake and Fulton streets. 

Report concurred in and ordinance passed by 
ayes and noes as follows : 

Ayes — Aid. Knickerbocker. Carter, Barrett, Sher- 
idan, Kann, Wallwork, Hatch, Sherwin, Moore, 
Rafierty, Woodard, Talcott, Bolden, Bixby, Bond, 
Russell, Huntley, Gastfield, Franzen, Hottinger, 
Lawson, Shackford, Clark — 23. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of the passage of an ordinance 
for a sidewalk on the south side of Jackson street, 
between Robey and Hoyne streets. 

Report concurred in and ordiuance passed by 
ayes and noes as follows : 

Ayes — Aid. Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, Sher- 
idan, Kann. Wallwork. Hatch, bherwin, Moore, 
Rafferty, Woodard, Talcott, Holden, Bixby, Bond, 
Ru?sell, Huntley, Gasifiela, Franzen, Hottinger. 
Lawson, Shackford, Clark— 23. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of the passage of an ordinance 
for a sidewaik on tne south side of Indiana street, 
from Oakley street to Wood street. 

Report concurred in and ordinance passed by 
ayes and noes as follows : 

Ay en — Aid. Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, Sher- 
idan, Kann, Wallwork, Hatch, Sherwin, Moore, 
Rafferty, Woodard, Talcott, Holden, Bixby, Bond. 
Russell, Huntley, Gastfield, Franzen, Hottinger, 
Lawson, Shackiord, Clark — 23. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

Reported in tavor of the passage of an ordinance 
for a sidewalk on the north 6ide of Walnut street 
from Wood street to Lincoln street. 

Report concurred in and ordinance passed by 
ayes and noes as follows : 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, Sher- 
idan, Kann, Wallwork, Hatch, Sherwin, Moore, 
Rafferly, Woodard, Talcott, Holden, Bixby, Bond, 
Russell, Huntley, Gastfield, Franzen, Hottinger, 
Lawson, Shackford, Clark— 23. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

Reporting in favor of the passage of an ordinance 
for planking an alley in B. 8, Brainard & Evans 1 
Addition. 

Report concurred m and ordinance passed by 
ayes and noes as follows ; 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, Sher- 
idan, Kann. Wallwork, Hatch, Sherwin, Moore, 
Rafferty. Woodard, Talcott, Holden, Bixby, Bond, 
RusselJ, Huniley, Gastfield, Franzen, Hottinger, 
Lawson, Shackiord, Clark— 23. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of the passage of an ordinance 



for planking an alley in B. 35, Carpenter's Addition. 

Report concurred in and ordinance passed by 
ayes and noes as follows : 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, Sher- 
idan, Kann, Wallwork, Hatch. Sherwin, Moore, 
Rafferty, Woodard, Talcott, Holden, Bixby, Bond, 
Russell, Huntley, Gastfield, Franzen, Hottinger, 
Shackford, Clark— 22. 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of the passage of an ordinance 
for a sidewalk on the south side of Monroe street 
from Laflin street to Loomis street. 

Report concurred in and ordinance passed by ayes 
and noes, as follows : 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, Sher- 
idan, Kann, Wallwork, Hatch. Sherwin, Moore, 
Rafierty, Woodard, Talcott, Holden, Bixby, Bond, 
Russell, Huntley, Gastfield, Franzen, Hottinger, 
Shackford, Clark— 22. 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of the passage of an ordinance 
for vacating an alley between lots 22, 24 and 21, 25, 
Waubaneia Addition. 

The report was laid over until the next regular 
meeting. 

GAS LIGHTS. 

Aid. Wilmarth, of Committee on Gas Lights, to 
whom had been referred an ordinance for the erec- 
tion of lamp posts on LaSalle street, between Elm 
and Division streets, reported in favor of the pass- 
age of the same. 

Report concurred in and ordinance passed by ayes 
and noes as follows : 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, Sheri- 
dan, Kann, Wallwork, Hatch, Sherwin, Moore, Raf- 
ferty, Woodard, Talcott, Holden, Bixby, Bond, Rus- 
sell, Huntley, Gastfield, Franzen, Hottinger, Shack- 
ford, Clark— 22. 

Noes— None. 

Also* 

Reported in favor of the passage of an ordinance 
for erecting lamp posts On Indiana avenue, between 
Twenty-second and Twenty-fourth streets. 

Report concurred in and ordinance passed by ayes 
and noes as follows : 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, Sheri- 
dan, Kann, Wallwork, Hatch, Sherwin, Moore, Raf- 
ferty, Woodard, Talcott. Holden, Bixby, Bond, Rus- 
se]\\ Hnntlev, Gastfield, Franzen, Hottinger, Shack- 
ford, Clark— 22. 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

Of the same committee, submitted a report re- 
commending the recommittal to the Board of Public 
Works an ordinance for the erection of lamp posts 
on Prairie avenue. 

Report accepted and concurred in. 

LOCAL ASSESSMENTS. 

Aid. Sherwin, of Committee on Local Assessments, 
to whom had been referred an assessment roll for 
the extension of Walnut street, east to Reuben 
street, reported in favor of confirming the same. 

Report concurred in and assessment roll con- 
firmed by tne passage of the usual order of con- 
firmation attached thereto. 

MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS. 

Aid. Knickerbocker offered the following resolu- 
tion, whicb was adopted: i 

Resolved, That the Corporation Counsel be in- 
structed to examine and report to the Council at 
his earliest convenience, whether the city has any 
valid claim for indemnity or damages against any 
person or persons on account of the failure of the 
title to the land purchased in 1850 by the city of the 
Milliman estate, and if the city has such claim to 
report against whom and its amount. 

Aid. Clark moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

The motian prevailed and, the Council stood ad- 
journed ' A. H. BO DM AN, 

City Clerk. 



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TEtJEG^TJJ^J^JEt MEETING. 



Chicago, ISTovember 13th., 1865. 



OFFICIAL REPORT. 



Present— His Honor the Mayor, and Aldermen 
Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, Banett., McRoy, 
Wilraanh, Sheridan, Kann, Wailwork, Hatch, Sher- 
wm, Moore, Rafierly, Frisbee, Woodard, Talcolt, 
Holden, Bixby, Bond, Russell, Hunrley, Gasi field, 
Franzen, Proudfoot, Rub, Snacklord, Woodman 
and Clark. 

Absent— Aldermen Gage, Wicker, Hottinger and 
Laweon. 

MINUTES. 

On motion of Aid. Knickerbocker the minutes of 
the proceedings of the meeting's held on Oct. 30th 
and Nov. Glh, were severally approved without 
leading. 

PETITIONS AND COTffiirUNICATIONS. 

The petitions of J. J. Richards, C. M. Dunn, 
James Robinson, Stephen Robinson, Chicago, Bur- 
lington & Quincy Railroad Companv and Ann 
Laughlin, for reduction of personal taxes were 

Relerre'd to the Comptroller. 

The Clerk read an invitation from Elliott Antho- 
ny, Esq., for the Council to visit the Calumet and 
canvass its advantages as a site for a general slaugh- 
ter house. 

Aid. Clark moved that the invitation be accepted 
and placed on tile. 
Carried. 

The petitions of Frank Nowak for the remission 
of a fine ; 

Of William Woodruff lor increased price of sewer 
contiacted for in 13G3 ; 

Of Jno. McHuffh for an increased pries of sewer 
contracted for, were all 

Referred 1o Committee on Finance. 

Petition of Cutting McClelland & Co. asking re- 
liel in the matter of a non-fulfilled contract for de- 
li erine three million brick to the Board of Public 
Works in 1863, and 

A communication from Aid. McRoy in relation to 
the introduction of a device for guarding the bridges 
when open, were 

Referred to the Board of Public Works 

A communication from Aid. Rub covering a reso- 
lution directing the removal of the steamer Island 
Queen to the engine house coiner ot North ave- 
nue and Larabee street, was 

Referred to the Board of Police Commissioners. 

A communication from Aid. Shvmp, covering a 
resolution providing an additional hospital, was 



Referred to the Board of Health. 

The petition of Albert Eggert for a free license as 
a second-hand dealer, was 
^*Re:erred to the Committee on Licenses. 

A communication from Aid. Sbimp in relation to 
rhe appraisement of certain real estate belonging 
to the city, was 

Referred to the Committee on Wharves and Pub- 
lic Grounds. 

The Clerk read a communication from the City 
Clerk of Columbus, Ohio, announcing the present- 
ation of a map of said city to this corporation. 

On motion of Aid. Clark, the communication was 
ordered to be placed on file, and the Clerk instruct- 
dd to return the thanks of tbe Council. 

A communication was received from D. O'Hara, 
Clerk of the Recorder's Court, asking for the names 
of 500 cilizens to serve as jurors. 

Aid. Holden moved that each Alderman furnish 
at the next meeting the names of sixteen residents 
of his election district for that purpose. 

Carried. 

'i he peiition of Peter Deady for the remission ot 

a fine, and 

The petition of C. H. Beers for redaction of 
taxes, were 

Reierred to Committee on Finance. 

Tbe peiition of Morris Drukker for the transfer 
of an auctioneer's license was, on motion of Aid. 
Woodman, 

Granted. 

Petition of the Redemptions* Fathers of Chicago 
for remission of taxes was 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Peition ot August Schuitze for the remission ot 
taxes was 

Referred to Committee on Finance, witn the 
Comptroller. 

REPORTS OP OFFICERS. 

The School Agent presented his monthly state- 
ment of Ihe receipts and expenditures of the School 
Fund for the month of October, which was ordered 
to be 

Placed on tile. 

The Board of Public Works presented sundry 
renorts and ordinances as follows : 

For a sidewalk on ibe south side of Twenty-fifth 
street from State street to Indiana avenue ; 

For a sidewalk on the east side of Church Place 
from Archer Road to the Alton and St. Louis 
Railroad track ; 

For filling, grading: and planking Court Place be- 
tween LaSalle and Wells streets ; 

All of which were referred to Committee on 
Streets and Alleys. S. D: 
Also, 

Presented ordinances for improvements in the 
North Uivison as follows : 



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For vacation oi* nit nllev In block I, Mouh'k nub- I 
division ol AHorV addition ; 

Wot Mine', trading nnd plunk liur nn nlloy In 
bio k 0, W oliotfs uddllion and blork 1 ■', Kln/le's 
Addition ; 

l>"or ii Midi-walk on tin' nortli i hie nT < tularin sin-el 
Iiotwooii KlnsiKbiiry nnd Mar;.", hirc-h ; 

For n sidewalk on II '- norih sldo of C'ano ntroat 
between Clark nnd l-nnabcc Street! ; 

A I Ol W blOll WtTO 

IMt-rred to Committee on Slifi h and Alleys, N . 
D. 

Al«o, 

Presented mindi v ordinance, n? follows : 

l or a shlewnlk on Weil Washington . trcet, be- 
tween Bovne tod LnVltt streets; 

For a sidewalk on the oortbeasl side or Milwin- 
kee aveone. between Will and Noble streets ; 

For a sidewalk on the north side of Van Boxen 
f (reel, from Snni/iimon street to Peoria street ; 

For a sidewalk on the east side of Kli/abcl.h 
Ftreot, between Indiana and Hunt streets : 

For n sidewalk on the nonh hide ol Wept Lake 
afreet, in block 2, Nawyer's addition ; 

For a sidewalk on the north side of Carroll street, 
between Kl >abctli and Ann streets ; 

For a sidewalk on the south side of Warren street, 
in b!o k lid, Section 7 ; 

For a sidewalk on the north side of Van Buren 
Street, in blocks - ?, Section 17 : 

For Widening Warren street, between Iloync and 
Leaviil street-;": all of which were 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. 

D 

The Hoard of Public Works, in accordance with 
a lesolution of the Common Council, submit tert a ! 
detailed report in relation to the let tin? of tne bids 
for widening and deepening the canal. 

Aid. Holden moved the report be accepted and 
publi-hed. 

Aid. Car er moved as an amendment that it be 
accepted and p'aced on file. 

Aid. Holden moved to lay the amendment on the 
table. — Carried. 

Aid. Clark demanded the ayes and noes on the 
original motion, which resulted as follows: 

Ayes— Aid. Bairalt, Kann, Frisbee, Woodard, 
Talcott, Holden, Bisby, Bond, Russell, Gastfield, 
Fianzen, Prondfoot, Ruh. Shackford— -14. 

Nces — Knickerbocker. Shimp, Carter, McRoy, 
Wilmarth, Sheridan, Wallwork, Hatch, Sherwin, 
Moore, Rafi'crty, Huntley, »\ r oodman, Clark— 14. 

The question was lost by the casting vote of the 
Mayor iu the negative. 

Aid. Woodman moved that the report, be accepted 
and placed on file.— Carried. 

The Board ot Public Works also presented a 
report and ordinance for repsalins and annulling 
all proceedings n relation to the opening ot Cov- 
entry vreet. between Isoith avenue and Wabansia 
avenue, provided a subdivision ejecting the same 
object be put cn record. 

Report concurred in and ordinance passed by 
ayes and nces as follows: 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker. Shimp, Carter, Bar- 
retr, McRoy, Wilmarth, Sheridan, Kann, Wallwork, 
Hatch, Sherwin, Moore, Kati'erty. Frisbee. Wood- 
ard, Talcott, Holden, Bixby, Bond, Russell, nunt- 
ley. Gastfeld, Franzen, Proudioot, Ruh, Shack- 
lord, Woodman, Clark— 28. 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

Submitted a report and ordinances for filling and 
for dredging out Haley Slouch, which were 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
8. D. 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 

JUWCIAKY. 

Aid. Knickerbocker, of Committee on Judiciary 
to whom had been referred the petition of A. Reeves 
for a quit-claim deed of certain real estate, reported 
adversely to the same. 

Report accepted and concurred in. 



Ali«o, 

Submitted a mn'.orlly rODOft nnd the draft oC nn 
ordiuan in relation to ( iiy scuIcb and to fix the 

leeH of the city weigher. 

Aid. Proudioot. of I he same Cninmltl'-e, Bubmlt- 
ted u mlnonl v nporl on tie: same hiibiert. 

Aid Sha: kio.(l mo\ed to concur In the la'ter re- 
port nnd p.i-v, 1 1 1 « • oriMnaiiei! Mitunltted theiotvlth. 

Al I. Ilond moved a-t an am ndim-nt to concur in 
II e in i>o:iiv rejioil and pa-s the oi d iinu:e submit- 
ted Uiiuowlth. 

The motion was lo t by the following vole, Al- 
dermen Ilunt'ey ami Frun*/ui being e\i;u.M-d IVoin 

voting : 

l'/ ( «-Ald KniOkeAockc'-. Sbimp, Hatch, Sher- 
win, Moore. Woodard, Tuuott, Bond, KOfMU. 
ca-i.n-id- M. 

JSo"s— Aid. Carter, Barrett, Me Roy. Wilmarth, 
Sheridan, Kami. Wadwork, KaQ'orty, Fri-b.-c, Hoi- 
den, Iii.-.by, i'roudfool, Pub, Shackford, Wood- 
man, Clark— 10. 

Aid. Baflerty demanded tho ayes and noes on tho 
adoption of the minority report, which resulted as 
follows : 

/lye* --Aid. Carter, Barrett, Wilmarth, Sh< ndan, 
Wallwork, Uaflariy, Pri8bee,flolden, Blxby. Proud- 
foot, Ruh, shackford, Woodm in, CJark — 14. 

Noes— Aid. Knickerbocker, .>himp, .\icPoy, Kann 
natch. Sherwin, Moore, Woodard, lalcott, Bond, 
Etnsseli, Huntley, Caslfield, Franzen— 14 

The question was lost by the ca.^tin^' vote of the 
1 BJOr hi the negative. 

'1 he same committee also submitted the follow- 
ing renort and ordinance, which was ordered lo be 

Laid over and published. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicau'0 ; 
in Common Council assembled : 
Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom was re- 
ferred the petitions of many of ihe butchers ot Ihe 
city of Chicago prayine for the establishment of a 
slaughterhouse, where butchers might at all tirnc« 
do their slaughtering, having had the tame under 
advisement bee leave to report that your committee 
found the matter referred to them a very difii cult 
one to solve, and in preparing an ordinance for the 
establishment of a slaughter house to acommodaie 
the butchers, your committee have endeavored to 
select the most eligible place in point of central 
location and to secure a spot which would be the 
least objectionable to the citi/eus. 

From all the intormation your committee are able 
to obtain, they believe a slaughter house in which a 
fee should be charced* over and above the u?ual 
ottal would meet v\ith disfavor on the part of the 
butchers, while it one was established which w ould 
make no other charge than the odal of the slaugh- 
tered animals, your commiitea are oi the opinion 
the butcher? would be almost unanimously satisfied, 
and woald readily acquiesce in the abandonment of 
I the many small slaughtering establishments which 
are so fruitful in spreading miasma and disease 
throughout our city. Your committee believe that 
the establishment of one slaughter hou*e for the 
whole city, upon the terms anefcondidons set f.irlh 
in ihe accompanying ordinance, will \ ork no harm 
or injustice 10 any parties, while it will enab!e the 
city healtn officer, either in per.-on or by deputy, to 
detect the slaughtering of any improper animals 
and thereby prevent many impositions which, un- 
der the present system of slaughtering may be, and 
undoubtedly are, practised upon our citizens. 
Your committee further believe that the establish- 
ment of gncn slauehrer houie will furnish great 
facilities for the recovery of stolen animals, and 
therefore contdhnte in some measure toward the 
diminution of enme in onr city. 

Tour committee return herewith the draft of an 
ordinance \vhich has been carefully prepared and 
recommend that said ordinance be passed. 
All of which is respect full) submitted. 

josh da C. Knick£iieocki!K, i CommiUce 
L. Pkoui>foot, v on 

L. L. Bond, ) Judiciary. 

Chicago, Nov. 13, 1815. 



Nov. 13,] 



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To the Honorable J. B. Rice, Mayor, and the Com- j 

mon Council of 'he City ol Chicago: 

We are willing to enter into a contract with the j 
city of Chicago to furnish a suitable house and | 
slaughter all Ihe cattle and hogs to bended in the 
city, for the ojfCl, and pay as license there or, to said 
city of Cbic-igo, a sum not exceeding three thou- 
sand dollars per annum for a period of <en years, as 
specified m the ordinance. 

Respectfully, Gregston & Co. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago 

in Common Council assembled: 

Supplemental report of the Committee on ihe 
Ordinance concerning a city slaughter-bouse. 

Your Committee on Judiciary would further re- 
port that since diaf'ing (he ordinance herewith re- 
turned concerning a slaughter-house for the city 01 
Chicago, Gregston & Co. hu\e placed beiore your 
committee a proposition in wri.ing, which is re- 
turned herewith, for such action in the premises as 
the Common Council deem rppiopnate. 

Your committee would further report thai they 
were informed by Gregston & Co., while the pro- 
positions of John Reid & Company and James 
Turner were under acl\iseme'- t. that if the city 
slaughtering was to be done or the offal only, your 
committee need not consider the proposition of 
Gregston & Companj in which they cf e.ed to pay 
the city twenty thousand dollars pec annum. 
-All of which is respectfully submitted. 

Joshua C. Knickerbocker, 1 Committee 
L. L. Bond, y on 

L. Proudfoot, > Judiciary. 

An Ordinance concerning Slaughtering within the 

limits of the city of Chicago : 
Be it ordained by' the Common Uouncit of ihe City of 

Chicago : 

Section 1. That in consideration of the accep- 
tance by John Eeid & Co. of said city, and their 
guaranty (provided by bond as hereinafter men- 
tioned within ten days from the date of the pas- 
sage of this ordinance, that they will faithfully 
comply with the provisions of th s ordinance, and 
all exiVing la^vs and ordinances, and ail laws 
and ordinances that may hereafter be enacted or 
passed relating to nnisanc "s, authority and consent 
is hereby given and granted 10 said John Reid& i 
Co., their heirs and a.-signees, lor a period of ten 
years from the frst day o' April, A. D. 1866, to have 
the exclusive righ' to have all the slaughtering (ex- 
cept that done at ihe regular packing houses m the 
packing season) carried on and done on their 
remises, described as follows, to v. ft : The south 
all' of Block ten (10) in the South Branch Addition 
to the city of Chicago, in Cook county, in the State 
ofBlinois. 

Sec. 2. 'the said John Keid & Co. shall, before 
the 1st day of April, A. D. I860, erect good, ample 
and complete buildings and yards, with all the ne- 
cessary conveniences,' fix ures and arrangements, 
including hot and cold wa erand gas or other licrh's, 
eaual co ibose of any mcdera establishment of a 
similar kind for the slaughtering: and taking c<.re of 
all animals that may be brought to said place by the 
butchers and dealers in meat in said city ; and all 
such butchers and dealers m meat shall." at an^ and 
all times during the continuance in force of this or- 
dinance, have the light and privilege of slaughter- 
ing therein, on the conditions hereinafter set iorth ; 
and an., butcher who lulls as many as four ca tie per 
day shall have a bed allotted him, a . d shall not, 
without his consent, he changed from such bed to 
any other, but shall have the privilege of its use 
at any time he shall demand it. 

Sec. 8. The said John Keid & Co. shall keep 
said buildings and yards and premises in good con- 
dition, and daily take and dispose of all the filth, 
manure and garbage, as is now, or may hereafter he 
required by ihe ordinances or laws now in force, or 
that may hereafter he enacted or passt.d concern- 
ing nuifcances. 

Sec. 4. After the first day of April. A. D. 1S6P, no 
other slaughtering establishment or establishments 
shall he suffered or peimitted within Ihe limits 
of the city of Chicago, nor shall any slaughtering by 
butchers or others be suilered or p'ermitted, except 
as provided in section one ot this ordinance, under 
a penalty of not less than twenty-five dollars, nor 



exceeding one hundred dollars, for each and every 
offence. 

Sec. 5. The said John Reid & Co are hereby au- 
thorized to charge for the use of their buildings, 
yards, water, gas. or other lighi s, and all the ar- 
rangements, machinery and appointments of said 
slaughter house, /or each head of cattle, hogs, 
calves and sheep, the usual oflal, and no oiher pay- 
or compensation, and the parties slaughtering there- 
in shall pay the United States revenue tax chargea- 
ble upon such slaugh'enng. 

Sec. 6. The said John Reid & Co. shall at all 
times keep and employ at their own expense at said 
slaughtering establishment, one or more special 
policemen, and said slaughtering establishment, 
and every department thereof, shall at all times 
be open to the inspection of the City Health officer 
or any of his deputies. 

Sec. 7. The city ot Chicago shall only be an- 
swerable to said John Keid& Co., to the extent of 
the exercise of reasonable diligence in enforcing 
that portion of sections 1 and 4 of this ordinance, 
which gives and grants unto said John Reid & Co. 
the exclusive right to have all slaughtering within 
the limits of the city of Chicago done at the said 
slaughter house of said John Reid & Co.. subject 
to the condition 5 ; and exceptions expressed in said 
sections 1 and 4 of this ordinance. 

And in case this ordinance or any part thereof 
shall be declared inoperative or void by the 
Supreme Court of the State of Illinois, then and in 
that event the city of Chicago shall not in any case 
be held answerable to said John Eeid & Co. for 
any damages they maysuslain by the failure or 
neglect of the city of Chicago to enforce this ordin- 
ance or such part:? as may be declared inoperative 
or void by said Supreme Court. 

Sec. S. The said John Reid & Co. shall within 
ten days after the passage of this ordinance, exe- 
cute to the city of Chicago a bond, with two or 
more securities, to be approved by the Mayor, in 
the penal sum of ten thousand dollars, conditioned 
that they will well and truly perform and abide by 
all the provisions of this ordinance, and by the pro- 
visions of any other ordinance or laws that here- 
after may be passed or enacted concerning nui- 
sances. 

Sec. 0. If at any time during the continuance in 
force of this ordinance, said John Ee'd & Co. shall 
suffer or permit the slaughter house hereby author- 
ized to be established, to become a nuisance, and 
it s-hall be so adjudged by any court of record, then, 
and in that event, the Common Council shall have 
the right to repeal this ordinance, and annul the 
rights and privileges hereby granted. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, S. D. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, S. D., to 
whom had been reierred an ordinance for a sidewalk 
on the east side of Lake avenue, irom Douglas 
place to Ihe city limiis, reported in lavor of the pas- 
sage of the same. 

Report concurred in, and ordinance passed by 
ayes and noes, as follows : 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carler, Bar- 
rett, McRoy, Wilmarih, Sheridan, Kann, Wallworlr, 
Hatch, Sherwin. Moore, Rafferty, Frisbee, Wood- 
ard, 'I alcoit, Holden, Bixby, Bond, Russell, Hunt- 
ley, Gastheld, Franzen, Proudfoot, Run, Shackford,. 
Woodman, Clark— 28. 

Noes— None. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, K. D. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, N. D., to 
whom had been referred an ordinance lor a sidewalk 
on both sides of Menominee street, from Wells 
street to Clark street, reported in lavor of the pas- 
sage of the same. 

heport concurred in and ordinance passed by ayes 
and noes as follows : 

Ay -s— Aid. Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, Barrett^ 
Wicker. Wilmarfh, Sheridan, Kann, Wallwork, 
Hatch, Snerwin, Moore, Rafferty, Frisbee, Talcotr t 
Woodard, Holden, liixby, Liond, Russell, Huntley, 
Gastfield, Franzen, Proudfoot, Ruh, ShacklorcV 
Woodman, Clark— 28. 

Noes— None. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, W. D, 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. D M to 



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wliom lnnl Imcii jv(. ru(l im ordinance Tor vacating 
on all« y between loin 27. Ml mid til, iifi WabaiiMii 

Addiiujn, reported In tnot of Um pamgf oi the 

Report concurred In and ordinance panned by aye* 
and noes ns IoIIowm : 

Ay<n- -Aid. Knickerbocker shlmn, Hurler, I!ar:clt, 
Mcltov, Wilmnrlh, Sheridan, Wallvork. Hatch. 
Bhorwln, Moore, Radon y, l-'r i 1 )«*< Woodard, Tal- 
coll, Mi:.by, KiiK'cll, Huntley, (iac'llehl, Fran/on, 
Proudloor, Rub, Woodmnn, Clark — l i I. 

Aots — Aid. lloldcn, Ilond, f- IiacU lord— 

(IAS MOUTH. 

Aid. Wilrniirlli, of Committee on (Jan Uehf.v, to 
whom hud been referred an ordinance for I lie erec- 
tion of lamp pot-Is on South Water street, between 
Clark und wells nt reels, reported in favor of the 
passage of iht! Name. 

Iteporl coiii in red m and ordinance pa u >:ed by 
ayon and hoc- fit follows : 

Aym— Aid. Knickerbocker, Slump, Carter, l . i - 
rett, Mcl'oy, Wilmnrlli, Sheridan, Kann, Wallworl:. 
Hatch, Shcrwin, Moore, Rafferty, Fri-ine, Wood- 
ward, Talcott, llolden, Jiixhy, Ilond. I'u-scll, Htini- 
ley, Gaetfleld. Fran/en, Proudfoot, linb, Shackford, 
Woodman. Clark— 28. 

Noes— None. 

Also, 

Reported in favor of the passage of an ordinanc • 
for the erection of lamp posts on South Water 
street, between Michigan avenue and Wabash ave- 
nue. 

Report concurred in and ordinance passed by 
ayes and noes as follows: 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, SMmp, Carter, Dar- 
rott, McKoy, Wilmartu, Shcidan, Kann, Wallvvork, 



Hfltch, Bhonvin. Moore, Baflferty, Prlfbee, Wood- 
ward, Talcott, llolden, Mxby, LJond, RiiMeil,Hunt> 
ley, Ga'tfleld. Pranzen, Prondtoot, Huh. shackford, 
Woolman, Clark— 98. 
Awn— .None. 

V N V I N 1 HI J i: I ) n OH IN KSB. 

Aid. ffuli railed up the ordinance for the intension 
of (jocthe Hlreeteabl to Wolcolt Street, ana moved 
Its pa- fii'^c. 
'I lie motion prevailed by the following vote : 
Aym— Aid. K niokerbocKer, Shimp. Carter, Ibir- 
relt, Mclfoy, Wilmarth, Sheridan, Kann. Wail work. 
Hatch, Shcrwin, Moore, haCerty. FriKbee, Wood- 
urd. "aleott, llolden, Uh:by, IJono, RiiHsell, Htint- 
h v, Otetfleld. Frunzeii, 1'ioudloot, Kuh, Shackford, 

v. oodman, Clark— 96. 
Aoes — None. 

vtscell a:*ko va iiusin ess. 

Aid. Ilond moved thai the Council do now ro 
into an election of Oil Jn-pcctor. Carried. 

R. M Men ill, O. S. Favor, li. Cleveland, J. P. 
Dunham and T. U. Wood were pat in nomination. 

The llrbt ballot resulted as follow* : 

Jnlldf P. Dunham 14 

0. S. Favor 5 

It. Cleveland I 

R. M. Merrill 2 

T. R. Wood 1 

Total 27 

And on motion of Aid. Knickerbocker Juliu3 P. 
Dunham was declared unanimously elected. 
On motion of Aid. Bond the Council aajourned. 

A. H. RODMAN, City Clerk. 



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Common Council 



SPECIAL MEETING. 



Chicago, November 20th, 1865. 



OFFICIAL REPORT. 



Present— His Honor, the Mayor, and Aldermen 
Gage. Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, McRoy. Wil- 
marth, Sheridan, Kann, Hatch, Sherwin, Moore, 
Ratferty, BMsbee, Woodard, Taicott, flolden, Bix- 
hy, Bond, Russell, Gastfield, Franzen, Proudfoot, 
Rottincrer, Ruh, Lawson, Shackford and Clark. 

Absent.— Aklennen Stamp, Wicker, Wall work, 
Huntley and Woodman. 

CALL FOR THE MEETING. 

The call for the meeting was read by the Clerk, 
and 

Ordered to be placed on file. 

SUSPENSION OP THE RULES. 

On motion of Aid. Shackford, the rules were sus- 
pended for the purpose of taking up the official 
bond of Julius H. Dunham. 

OFFICIAL BOND. 

The official bond of Julius H. Dunham as In- 
spector of Mineral Oils, was presented by the Clerk, 
and 

On motion ot Aid. Knickerbocker, it was ap- 
proved. 

SANITARY MEASURES. 

The Council having proceeded to regular busi- 
ness, 

Aid. Lawson offered the loiiowmg resolution, 
and moved its passage : 

Btsolved, That the Board of Police Commission- 
ers be and are hereby requested, immediately to de- 
tail a sufficient number of policemen, in each divi- 
sion of the city, to notify property owners or 
occupants to thoroughly clean their premLes, and 
the alleys adjoining, of all filth, mbbish and nui- 
sances ; and if such notice be not complied with, 
within twenty-four hours, to enforce the city or- 
dinances forthwith. 

Without acting upon the resolution offered by 
Aid. Lawson, 

Aid. McRoy presented an ordinance in relation to 
the sanitary condition ot the city, and moved its 
passage. 

Ponding the discussion of the motion, the Clerk 
read a communication from the Committee appoint- 
ed by the Chicago Medical Society to present their 
views upon the question of sanitary reform. 

Aid. Bond moved 1hat the communication and 
Aid. Lawson's resolution be referred to a committee 
of three, to be appointed by the Major, who should 



report thereon at the next regular meeting of the 
Council. 

Aid. Clark moved that Dr. N. S. Davis, one of the 
i signers of the above communication, be invited to 
| address tne Council. Carried. 

Aid. Woodard moved to take up and pass the 
resolution offered by Aid. Lawson. 

The motion was lost by the following vote : 

Ayes— Aid. McRoy, Sheridan, Kann, Hatch, 
Woodard, Gastfield, Franzen, Ruh, Lawson, Shack- 
ford, Ciark-11. 

Noes— Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, Carter, Bar- 
rett, Wilmarth, Sherwm, Moore, Kafferty, Frisbee, 
Taicott, Holden, Bixby, Bond, Russell, Proudfoot, 
Hottinger— 16. 

On motion, the ordinance offered by Aid. McRoy 
was then taken up. 

Aid. Clark moved to consider the ordinauce sec- 
tion by section. Carried . 

Aid. Kann moved to amend Section 1 by striking 
out the words *fone hundred thousand," and sub- 
stituting the words "fifty thousand." 

Aid. Holden moved to' lay the amendment on the 
table. 

Aid. Kann demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
amendment was tabled by the following vote : 

Ayes— Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, Barrett, Mc- 
Roy, Wilmartn, Sheridan, Hatch, Moore, Eafferty, 
Prisbee, Woodard, Holden, Bixby, Bond, Russell, 
Gastfield, Proudfoot, Ruh, Shackford, Clark— 20. 

Noes— Aid. Carter, Kann, Sherwin, Taicott, Fran- 
zen, Hottinger, Lawson— 7. 

Aid. hi olden then moved that Section 1 be adout- 
cd. Carried. 

Aid. Holden moved to adopt Section 2. Carried. 

Aid. Holden moved to adopt Section 3. Carried. 

Aid. Clark moved to adopt Section 4. Carried. 

Aid. Bond moved to amend Section 5, by adding 
i at the end of the section the following : " upon 
consultation with, and recommendation of the 
Aldermen of the different wards." 

The amendment was adopted, 

Aid. Ruh moved that Section 5, as amended, be 
adopted. Carried. 

Aid. Gage moved to adopt Section 6. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as follows: 

Ayes— Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, liarrett, Mc- 
Roy, Wilmarth, Sheridan, Kami, Hatch, Sherwin, 
Moore, Rafferly, Frisbee, Woodard, Russell, Gast- 
field, Franzen, Proudfoot, Hottinger, Ruh, Shack- 
ford, Clark— 21. 

Noes— Aid. Carter, Taicott, Holden, Bond, Law- 
son — 5. 

Aid. Russell moved to strike out Section 7. 
Aid. McRoy moved to lay the motion on the ta- 
ble. 

Aid. Clark demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion prevailed bv ihe fnllnu-mn ■ 



[ i Br,:.. 



A; \!.|. Oaj<\ Liiii'l, -ibo. Kor, r.irt.-r, Harrott, 
Mi l.'<i\ , \\ llmurtli, Sheridan, Kami, Hate h. Mh'-r- 
w tn, Moore, Uatlertv, Prisbee, Woodard, Tulcolt, 
Hidden, Ciullluld, i' raiiyru. Uul, Hiiwson, Miack- 

ford U. 

Mm— Aid. Bond, Ilaascll, Proudfoot, Hottlneer. 
Clark— 5. 

r*ei i ion 7 wan thon adopted. 

Aid. McKoy moved to adopt motion N. carried. 

Aid. Hidden ottered a milxtltutc lor section '.t. 

Aid. Mi Roj moved thai am. Boldeo'e anbstltafte 

l>- I. nd on file Lablo. 
Aid. 1 1 olden daaiinded the ayes and noen. 
The substitute ivai tabled i>> the foiumin - rote i 
AyM Aid. Gage. Knickerbocker! ftfcfioy, Wll« 
marih. Sheridan, Kaon, Hutch, Bafterty, Irrisbee, 
W< odant. Tan-oil, Hond. Kusscll, Ca-'f. -Id. Pi B> 
Ken. 1 nun! foot, Huh, Lawson, sharkiord, Clark 
— M. 

V"OS#— Aid. Carter, Burrett, Shorwia, Moore, 

Bolden. Uottinger— 6. 
Aid. Boldcn moved the following a* a substitute 

for Mellon 

"Si I . ''. That the provisions of this ordinance be 
carried oat under ana by advice of a consulting 
Board of Physicians, to be appointed by the Chica- 
go Medical Society, who have offered to serve with- 
out paj . SO tar a* the same shall be proper for the 
art ion of the physicians." 

The substitute was adopted. 

Aid. Mi Soy moved that section 10 be adopted. 

Aid. Proodfb»t moved to amend by striking out 
section 10. carried. 

Aid. Proudtoot moved that section 11 be num- 
bered section 10 and adopted. Carried. 

Aid. MtoRoy moved to pass the ordinance as 
amended. 

Aid. Knickerbocker moved to amend section 5 by 
adding the followiusr: k * Provided, The euro of fifty 
thousand dollars of the sum of money hereby au- 
thorized to be raised, shall not be expended before 
the first day of March, A. D.. 1863, uniess otherwise j 
ordered by toe Common Council 1 Carried. 

Aid. Uussell moved to amend Secion 1 by adding ] 
the following: "Provided, That said certificates 
be and they are hereby made redeemable at any 
time v hen the Comptroller shall give ten days no- 
nce in the corporation newspaper of his readiness 
to pay the same, and that interest thereon shall 
cease alter such publication. 

This amendment prevailed. 

Aid. Mclfoy moved that the Ordinance as amend- 
ed be adopted. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote. 

Ayes — Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, 
Mclioy, Wilmarth, Sheridan, Kann, Sherwin, 
Aloore. Frisbee, Woodard, Talcott, Holden, Bond, 
Knssell, ilottinger, li nh, Lawson, Shacktord, Clark 
—21. 

JS'oes—'S one. 

The lolloping is the ordinance as finally adopted*: 

Be it ordained by tne Common Councit oj the City of 

Chicago : 

Section 1. That the Mayor and Comptroller le 
and they are hereby authorized and empowered to 
issue certificates of indebtedness in the name ot the 
city, of such denominations as can be most readily 
ne^oiia'ed, and bearing interest at a rate of not 
exceeding ei^ht per cent per annum, excepting by 
the advice or the Finance Committee, and in the 
aggregate not exceeding one hundred thousand 
dollars : Provided, That said certificates be and 
Ibey are hereby made redeemable at any time when 
the Comptroller sball give ten days' notice in the 
Corporation newsaper of his readiness to pay the 
same, and that interest thereon shall cease after 
such publication. 

Sec. -2. That they immediately procure blank cer- 
tificates ot indebtedness and advertise, calling upon 
the ciazens and others to come forward and ad- 
vance money thereon, for the purposes hereinaiter 
specified. 

Sec. 3. That the money so raised shall be paid 
into the city treasury, and kept as a separate and 
distinct fund, to be used only to carry out the ob- 
jects of this ordinance, and for no other purpose. 

Sec. 4. 1'hat the moneys received under the pro- 
vision* of this ordinance, be and the same are here- 



by appropriated for the »ole purpose of chanlng 
the alli um, ulleyi , "OwcrM, drains, und such other 
places as may !)•• ueceji-ary to Injure ihe created 
possible purity of the city ; lor the purchuno of dis- 
infect Iiilt mat«Tial. for hospital and quarantine pur- 
, and to hucure the complete enforcement of 

jiii health, Diuiaiioe, and icavengei ordinances, and 

■U "unitary laws ; mid all tales and regulation- of 
the- Hoard ot Health, and He- -ann- !«• p ud out only 

b\ the Comptroller on orders dn ihe Hoard of 

Public Works, or the Hoard o! Police OoiDIBll 
sioners, spe< -ib inir the ob.ecl for which required. 

KM. Ii '1 hat the Hoard of Public Works, be and 
th y arc herehy required a- noon us nifncient 
money is paid Into the city treasury, to Irnmedlal- Iv 
commence and thoroughly cleanse all the streetH, 
alloys and public place* In the city, with prompt- 
ness and despatch beginning with those most 
Deeding It, and to that end that they employ such 
additional men, teams, etc., M may be required, 
upon conHUltatiot. wuh and recommendation of the 
Aldetmen ol the o liferent Wards. Prowled, the 
sum of fifty thousand dollars of the sum of money 
hereby authorized io be raised shall not be expen- 
ded before the first day ot March. A. D. 18W, unless, 
olherwise ordered by the Common Council. 

Sec. 6. That the Common Conncil shall elect 
one int elligent freeholder in each precinct of every 
ward, to be nominated by the Alderman residing 
in such precinct. It sball be the duty of said free- 
holder to promptly enforce all ordinances relat- 
ing to nnisances, health, scavenger, and 
all law9 of the State relative to the 
same subjects, and all such rules and regulations as 
have been or may be made by the Board of Health, 
and al 1 other law s and ordinances, the eni'orcer % ent 
of which may contribute to the objects of ibis ar- 
dinance, and in order that the said freeholders so 
elected may be enabled to discharge the duties of 
thej- office, tne Hoard of Police Conynis«ioners 
are hereby requested to appoint them special po- 
lice patrolmen, and to pay them as such, and m 
the manner specified in Section 4 of this ordinance. 

Sec. 7. Every person practising physic in the city, 
who shall have a patient laboring under any malig- 
nant or yellow fever, or other infectious or pestilen- 
tial disease, shall forthwith make a report there- 
oj, in writing, to the Secretary of the 
Board of Police Commissioners ; and in 
ca?e of the death of such patient, such per- 
son practising physic shall immediately send to 
the Secretary of the Board of Police Commissioner* 
a certificate, statin? the age, sex. residence and 
cause of dea-h of such patient, and shall al-o give a 
copy ol such certificate to the triend< of the deceased, 
or ihose having the remains in charge, which copy 
shall be shown to tne seston beiore burial. *?nb 
shad write his tame, day of the month, and th€ 
: year, upon the back of said certificate, and in case 
' of the refusal or neglect ot either the person practis- 
ing physic, or tne sexton, to comply wiih the pro- 
visions of this section, they shall be considered 
; gr.iity of a misdemeanor. aDd be liable to a tine ol 
fatty dollars, to be sued for and recovered m anac 
don of debt in any court having cognizance there- 
] of. with costs, ior the use of the city. 

bEC 8. It shall be the duty of the City Physician 
; to see that all certificates are properly made, filed 
ana tabulated lor publication every w etk. 

Sec. 9. That the provisions ot this ordinance be 
carried ont under and by advice of a Consulting 
; Board of Physicians to be appointed by the Chica- 
go Medical Sociely, who nave ottered to serve 
without pay, so' far as the same shall be proper for 
; the action of physicians. 

Sec. 10. This ordinance shall be in force from 
I and after its passage, and due publication. 

Aid. Larson onered ihe lollowin? resolution, 
: whic i was adopted: 

Pesolvei, That the Health Officer be and ne is 
i hereby requested to immediately notify all property 
1 owners or occupants to thoroughly clean their 
! premises, and the alleys adjoining, of a;l filth, cub* 
| bish and nuisances, and it not complied with, to 
enforce the city ordinaces forthwith. 

Aid. Carter ouered the following resolution which 
was adopted : 
Sesolved, By the Common Council that the Board 



Nov. 20,] 



of Public Worki be requested to proceed at once to 
cause the owners of all lots in the vicinity of the 
public sewers, to place drains in them of sufficient 
capacity to carry off all waste or surface water that 
may from time to time accumulate thereon. 

Aid. Gage ottered resolutions authorizing the 
Board of Public Works to purchase teams for 
cleansing the streets, etc., and moved their pas- 
sage. 

Aid. Run moved to lay them on the table. 
Lost. 

Aid. Gage moved that they be referred to Com- 
mittee on finance. 
Carried. 

Aid. Knickerbocker offered the following resolu- 
tion, which was adopted : 

Resolved, That the Mayor issue his proclamation 
appealing to the citizens to come forward and sub- 
scribe to the loan authorized by the Sanitary ordi- 
nance parsed by the Common Council this evening. 

Aid. Bond ottered the following resolution, and 
moved its adoption : 

Whereas, A necessity ha? arisen for increasing 
?he force ot the health department since the pas- 
sage of the annual appropriation ordinance ; there- 
idre. 

Resolved, That the Mayor and Comptroller be 
and are hereby authorized to borrow the sum of 
twenty-five thousand dollars for the use of the 
health department, which said sum is hereby ap 
propriated for that purpose. 

The motion prevailed by aye? and noes as fol- 
lows : — 

Ayes— Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, 
McRoy, Wilmarth, Sheridan, Kann, Sherwin, 
Moore, Frisbee, Woodard, Holden, Bond, Russell, 
Hottinger, Ruh, Lawson, Shackford, Clark— 20. 

Noes— Aid. Talcotr, Franzen— 2. 

Aid. McRoy offered a resolution authorizing the 
Comptroller to print five thousand copies of the 
the nuisance and health ordinances, tor gratuitous 
distribution, and mo* ed irs passage. 



[1S65. 



Aid. Bond demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion was lost by the following vote : 

Ayes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Barrett, McRoy, 
Sheridan, Frisbee, Woodard, Franzen— 7. 

Noes — Aid. Gage, Carter, Wilmarth, Kann, Sher- 
win, Moore, Talcott, Holden, Bond, Russell, Hot- 
tinger, Ruh, Lawson, Shackford, Clark — 15. 

CEMETERY. 

Aid. Bond called up the report of the Committee 
on Finance, Mayor and Comptroller, upon the Cem- 
etery question. 

Aid. Talcott moved to concur in the report and 
pass the accompanying order. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote ? 

Ayes— Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, 
McRoy, Wilmarth, Sheridan, Kann. Sherwin, Moore v 
Frisbee, Woodard, Talcott, Holden, Bond. Russell, 
Franzen, Hottinger, Ruh, Lawson, Shackford, Clark 
—22. 

Noes— None. 

The following is the Order: 

Ordered^ That the Mayor, Comptroller and Coun 
sel to the Corporation be and are hereby authorized 
to designate some suitable person on the part of the 
city to act as arbitrator or appraiser, ana appraise 
the value of that portion of the old City Cemetery 
now in question, and that they be and are hereby 
authorized and empowered to procure the at- 
tendance of such witnesses as they may 
deem necessary or advisable, and to do 
all or any acts which are or may be 
necessary to bring such proceedings to a proper 
and final determination, and that the Comptroller 
pay the expenses of such proceedings upon the cer- 
tificate or endorsement of the Mayor and Council 
to the Corporation. 

Aid. Ruh moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

The motion prevailed, and the Council adjourned, 
A, H- RODMAN, City Clerk, 



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Common $0tumL 



REGULAR MEETING, 



Chicago, November 27tli, 1865. 



OFFICIAL REPORT. 



Present— His Honor the Mayor, Aldermen Gage, 
Knickerbocker, Shimp. Carter, Barrett, Wicker, 
McHoy, Wilmarth, Sneridan, Eann, Wallwork, 
Hatch, Sherwin, Moore, Rafxerty, Woodard, Tal- 
cott, Holden, Bisby, Bond, Ru«sell, Huntley, Gast- 
field, Franzen, Proudioot, Hottinger, Rub, Lawson, 
Shackford, Woodman. Clark. 

Absent — Alderman Frisbee. 

31EsETES. 

On motion of Aid. Rub the minutes of tbe pro- 
ceedings of tbe meetings beld 2s ov. 13 and Nov. 2U, 
were approved witbout~reading. 

VETO MESSAGE. 

The Clerk read tbe following veto message from 
His Honor Mayor Rice : 

Mayor's Office, j 
Chicago, Nov. 23, 1S65. f 
To. the Honorable tbe Common Council of tbe city 
of Chicago : 

Gentle^ien: The Charter of the city of Chicago 
provides lor the election (by the people) of a Board 
of » k Police Commissioners;" ic prescribes their 
duties and tneir accountability. I refer you to that 
" Charier," page 121, sections 29, 30, 31, 32 and 36. 
My understanding of that instrument is that thj 
Common Council is required to order what shall be 
done in the matter of abating nuisances, and that 
the means used and the maimer of doing the work 
mustbeleit eniirelyto tbe Board of Police Com- 
missioners. It this be the correct view of ihe 
matter, then the sisth secliou of the ordinance 
passed by you on Monday, Nov. 20, entitled an or- 
dnance in relation to the sanitary condition oi 
this city is m conilict with the city charter. Be- 
lieving this 1o be so, I return you the ordinance 
without my approval, because ot tbe sixth section 
of said ordinance. J. B. Bice. 

Aid. Holden moved to reconsider the vote had 
at the last meeting by which tbe above-named ordi- 
nance was passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. McRoy then moved to pass the ordinance, 

and demanded the ayes and noes. 
The motion was lost by the following vote : 
Ayes— Aid. Gasre, Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, 

Barrett, McBoy, Wilmarth, Kann, Wallwora, Hatch, 

bherwin, Moore, Woodard, Gastfield, Franzen. 

Claris— it}, 

Noes— Aid, Wicker, Talcott, Holden, Bixby, 
Proudfoot, Ruh, Shackford— 7. 



The petition of sundry citizens, prayinz that 
Dearborn Park might be put in repair immediately, 
was 

Referred to Committee on Wharves and Public 
Grounds. 

A remonstrance of a large number of butchers 
against establishing a general slaughter house at the 
Calumet river ; 

A communication from non. Julian S. Rnmsey, 
requesting reimbursement for legal expenses in- 
curred in a suit brought against him in consequence 
of the discharge of his omcial duties ; and 

A eommunicanon from A. H. Hirsch proposing 
to dispose of aJi O'ial by manufacturing it into al- 
bumen and prussiate of potash, were severalty 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Carter, by peimission of the Council, intro- 
duced the following order : 

Whereas, By the amendments to the city char- 
ter, passed February, 16, 1S65, in an act entitled — 
'•an act to provide sanitary measures and health 
regulations tor the city of Chicago, and to provide 
for tbe appointment of a Health Ofiicer lor the city 
of Chicago," Sec. 4 requires the owner, aarent or 
occupant having the charge of any tenement used 
as a dwelling, or lor lodgiug purposes within the 
city of Chicago, snail furnish tne same with a suffi- 
cient drain under ground to ca;ry olf waste water; 
Therefore be it ordered by the Common Council 
that tne Health Officer be requested to proceed at 
once and without delay to give the notice required 
by section 7 oi tbe before mentioned amend m.ents 
to the city charter ; and m case of failure on the 
part of said agent, owner or occupant, to comply 
with tbe provisions of section 4, he shall be further 
required to enforce the penalty required b) sec. 
tion 7. 

The order was passed. 

A communication from the Committee on Jivenin 
Schools of the Board of education, asking for an 
additional appropriation of $3,000 fur "evening 
schools, was 

Referred L o Committee on Schools and Commit- 
tee on Finance. 

Alu. Ruh, by permission of the Council, _ intro- 
duced a resolution changing the name of Wolcott 
street to North State street, which was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys. N. 
D. 

Sundry bills, reierred to the Council by the Board 
of Pohce Commissioners, were 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

The petitions of the CermanFvangehcal Church, 
for remission of taxes ; 

Of FJlen A. Nagle, lor Ihe remission of a fine ; 

Of Abigail Movan. for tbe remission of a tine: and 

Of G. S. Stephens, tor remission of money' paid 
for a peddler's license, were all 



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Rolerml to Committee on F1nnn«v«. 

'the petition of Detij. UoodLind, lor leave lo raise 
a house, was 

Kelerrril lo the Board of Public U ork . 

A communication w a* roevlved from the Counnel 
to the Corporation, recommend niu' tin- pa-i-uye ol the 
lollow lag orJer : 

OnL rt /, That the Mayor, Comptroller nnd Coun- 
sel lo the Corj>orui>on be mid tiny nro hereby au- 
thorized lo hiibinli the controversy between Ihe 
Millioian heir* and the City o: Chicago, relating to 
■ portion of ihe old cemetery, to mbttiailon, und 
ih.it th -y designate houic suitable puroon to uct at 
arbitrator ou "he part ol iho city, lue oibor* lo be 
OhOMB in the tibiial * ay, and tliat Ihcy ihell pro- 
vide in ih'i Hut>mi.i-ion, be-ldcs the usual covenants 
uud undertaking-, lliulthe aw aid ahull be maue in 
such mauner thai iho cilv may cili.er take the p op- 
e.ty at tho value awarded or \a<ato the h'une. i hey 
are also hereby nuihorized to procure the a' tendance 
of nco s-ary wi incases, nnd laJiO all necessary 
and proper uiep* lo bring Iho ^aid cou- 
UOVfny mlly nnd tinally tin jiut and enintaole ter- 
mination ; uud the Comptroller is hereby author- 
ized to nav ibe expense ol naid proceeding upon 
t ic certificate and cudorbemeut ol tho Mayor and 
Counsel to Coipoia ijn. 

Aid. Barrett moved to reconsider the vote had at 
the last meeting, by < r hlcb an order 01 Ihe tame na- 
ture was passed. Carried. 

Aid. Kunn movca ihe passage of the order as sub- 
mitted by »he Couus-el to the Corporatiou, and ihe 
uioiion pr_ vailed by the ;o!iowing vote : 

Ayes— Aid. Ca^e, Knickerbocker, Shimp, Carter, 
Darren, Wicker, MciJoy, Wilmnrth, bheridan, 
Kann, Wallwork, Hatch, Sherwin, Moore, L'auerty, 
Woodard, Talco.t. llciden, Biiby, Bond, HusscD, 
iluntley, Gastlicld, Franzen, Fioudfoot, Hottmgcr 
Rub, Wcodman— :>$. 

Ace*— Aid. Lswton, Shackiord, Clark— 3. 

The remonstrance of Hugh Ritchie asain9t an al- 
leeed L legal occupancy 01 an alley in block 4, As- 
ter's Addiiion, by Ci ojn A. I luck. was 

Referred lo Commiaee on Streets and Alleys, 
N. D. 

'Ihe petition of Geo. W. Bootam, praying for an 
amendment of the ordinadce In relation to co mm on 
pounds, was 

Reteired <ofhe Board of .Police Commissioners. 

The petitions of Margaret Downey and James 
Hopes lor free licenses to peddle were 

Ueierred to Committee on Licenses. 

'ihe petition of sundry citizen; for a strict en- 
forcement of ihe ordinance in relation to obstruct- 
in? sidewalks was 

lletiirea 10 the Board of To'.ice Commissioners. 

Aid. Bond, by parmisrsion of ihe Council, intro- 
duced the following preamble and re^olu ion, which 
were adopted: 

Wh£.tijoA£, The Comptroller at his last annual re- 
port and estimate 10 ih,s Council, reported that the 
sum of Jli5,CGU had been paid out by the city of 
Chicago tor Military Dounties, and that by proper 
action on our part said sum mi?h' \>i re i"nded to 
the city by the General Government, theiefore 

HesolVed. lhal the Comptroller and Counsel lo 
the Corpo. a'.ion be and are" n^rebv directed to pre- 
pare a proper stattment of all matters connected 
with the payment of said moneys and forward The 
same >o Hon. John Weniwortn, member of Con- 
gress from this District, with a re jaest to give the 
tame his attention, and that ihey prepare and for- 
ward the same as early as practicable. 

Aid. Mclioy, by permission of the Council, intro- 
duced me loilowicg preamble and order, which 
were passed : 

Whereas, It is c well known fact thai the render- 
ins establishments located within the city limits, 
for the rendering of dead ^ogs and other offensive 
animal matter, are destructive ef tne health of our 
citizen?, and a great source of annoyance to the peo- 
ple generally, 1 would respectfully ask the passage 
of the folio wing order : 

Ordered, Tbat ihe Eoard of Health immediately 
notify all persons engazed in rendering dead boss 
cr other putiid or "offensive animal matter within 
the citv limits, or wi'hin lour miles thereof, to re- 
move the same within thirty days of such notice. 



Aid. Bond Introduced un ordinancolb resrnlatg 
the ( blcago Citj aleaeenger tad Porter Company; 

which waH 

L'eierrcd lo Committee on Judiciary. 

1'rililon ol Mindry property owner* on Turenty- 
pccond hi reel, pravini/ tlmt n rallro id track might 
bo laid down on Ha d n:r « t ; und nn ordinance 
arresting tho right bo to do lo the C. B. 4 Q. H. li. 
Company were 

Kr:rnrd to Commlt'co on Pailroad-. 

Aid. llt ntley miroc'.uced an ordinance amendatory 
of the ordinance OOOCeinlDg vehicle*, which was 

l.'e ern d to Commitle" on Judiciary. 

'I'bo lioniil of Public Work*- pre-cnied nnd asked 
for the fonDrma'lon or nn as^eshmet/t roll for the 
esteotiOO and widening of Ijiurcl ttrect, from 
Doii"la>i Place to Tbiny-fiml itreel 

lielcrreu to Committee on fxical As>et>8mont8 

'J be petlilon of O. A. Crary or a reouction of ap- 
praisal on Rcbool land occupied by him vns 

Kelerred to Com ml l tee on Local a^eHBinentB. 

A reinonfitracce was received irom John Weckler 
ncrainat bOJBg compelled to build a sidewalk upou 
tho twelve feet of ground fronting bis lot, 
t-aia twelve feet hn.mg never been condemned by 
the city tor public iipc. 

Aid. Clark moved that the petliion nnd the ac- 
companvjiiL' papere be referred to the Board of 
Public Works, wj.h instrnciions to report a proper 
ordinance lor condemning the oropcrty In oucntion. 

Aid. Paflcrty moved as an amendment ihat It be 
reicrrcd lo the Board of Public Works without ln- 
fctiuctions. 

Aid. Clark moved to lay Iho amendment on the 
table. 

Aid. Raffarty demanded the aye9 and noes, and 
the motion was lost by the following vote : 

Ayes-Aid. Gage, Shimp, Wilmartb, Talott. 
nolden, BLxbv, bond, Proauioot, Hottinger, Iiuh, 
bbacklord, Clark— 12. 

A'oes— Aid. Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, Wick- 
er, McRoy, bheridan. Kaun, Wallwork, Hatch, Sher- 
w1n, Moore, iiafisriv, Russell, Huntley, GaitHeld, 
1- ranzen, Lawson, Woodman— 18. 

The amendment of Aid. L'auerty then prevailed. 

Thepeti.ion o:' sundry citizens prayiuj tbaUhe 
ordinance lor pavingSorth Ciark street micrht be 
repealed unless the Horse liailway occupying said 
street should agree to pay their share of the 
erpense, v as 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys. 
N. D. 

EITP0ET3 OP OFriCERS. 

The Comptroller presented his monthly statemen 1 
of receip's and erpenditures for the month of Octo" 
ber, lStio, which was 

Ordered lo be placed on file. 

The Loardof Police Commissioners to w hom had 
been referred an ordinance in relation to the cut- 
tine of ice m the basin, returned tne same without 
recommendation. 

Aid. Law>on moved that it be laid over and pub- 
lished. Losr. 

Aid. Barrett moved the passage of the ordinance ; 
and the motion prevailed by the loilowmg vole : 

Ayes. — Aid. Cage, Knickerbocker, Carter. Bar- 
rett, Wicker, McPoy, Wilmarth. Wallwork, Hatch, 
Sheiwin, Moore, KaAerty, Woodard, Talcott, Hol- 
den, Bixby, Bond. GastHeld, Proudfoot, Hotlinger, 
Ruh, bhackiord, Clark— '23. 

N~oe.8 — Sberidan. Kann, Huntley, Franzen, Law- 
son, Woodman— (5. 

The following is the ordinance a3 passed: 
An Ordinance concernine the cm tin? of ice m the 

Basin between Aiichigan avenue ancT the tracks ot 

Ihe Illinois Central Kailroad. 

Bz it ordained by the Common Council of the City 
of Chicago : 

Section 1. ihat the Comptroller of said city be, 
and he is hereby authorized, and required to let the 
privilege of cut tin? and using the ice formed in the 
Basin between Michigan avenue and the tracks of 
the Hlinois Central Raiiioad to the highest bidder 
or bidders, and on the terms as to pavment as he 
shall deem best lor the interests of said ci'J. 

Sec. 2. That annually before lettin? said privi- 
lege, said Comptroller shall advertise in Ihe Corpo- 
ration newspaper for bids or proposals, stating the 



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time and place of receiving and'opening the same 
for at least ten days before said time. 

Sec. 3. On making the award said 
Comptroller shall rtqmre" the party or parties 
10 whom such award shall he made to enter into a 
•written contract, to save and keep the city harmless 
from any and all damages that may in any way re- 
sult from cuttmsr or taking out said ice. and that 
the travel on Michigan avenue shall not in any wise 
he inter/ ed wilh, and that said ice shall not he re- 
tailed, sold or supplied to any person for iamily or 
domestic uses or purposes. 

4. Said Comptroher shall also require the party 
or parties entering into said contracts to execute 
and deliver to the said city coed and sufficient hond 
or bonds for the faithful performance of such con- 
tracts. 

0. That all other persons be and they are hereby 
prohibited from cutting or using the ice found in 
said basin under the penalty of not less than five 
dollars nor more than one hundred dollars for each 
and every offence. 

6. That any person or persons whether a contract- 
or or otherwise, who shall sell, re 1 ail or furnish any 
Ice from said Basin for family or domestic uses 
or purposes, shall be liable to a fine of cut less than 
five dollars nor more than one hundred dollars 
for each and every offence. 

7. This ordinance shall be in force from and after 
its passage and due publication. 

The Boara of Public Works presented sundry re- 
ports and ordinances for the construction of pri- 
vate drains in various localities, as iollows , 

On North Franklin street ; 

On West Hinsdale street ; 

On Illinois street, west of Clark street ; 

On Pine street, between Superior street and Chi- 
cago avenue ; 

On We-*t Pearson street; 

In front of sundry lots in Wolcott's, Kiirzie's and 
BushnelPs Additions and S. Frac. of Sec. 3. 

There being no objections, the ordinances were 
put upon their passage and were severally passed 
by ayes and noes as iollows : 

Ayes— Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, Carter, Bar- 
rett, Wicker, McRoy, Wiimarth, Sheridan, Kann, 
Wallwork, Hatch, bherwin, Moore, Rafferty, Wood- 
ard, Talcott. Holden, Bixby, Bond, Huntley, Gast- 
field, Franzen, Proudfoot, Hot tinker, Ruh, Lawson, 
Shackfora, Woodman, Clark— 2'.). 

Noes— INI one. 

The Board of Public Works also prpsented pun- 
dry ordinances for the erection of lamp posts in va- 
rious localities, as follows : 

On Twelfth street, between Morgan and Brown 
streets ; 

On Hubbard street, between Wood and Lincoln 
streets ; 

On Brown street, at the corner of the alley next 
north of Twelfih street; and 

On Fulton street, between Peoria and Sangamon 
streets ; all of which were 

Eeferred to the Cornmif tee on Gas Lights. 
Also, 

Presented an ordinance for a sidewalk on the 
south side of Sixleenth street, from State street 
to Wenl worth avenue. 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
S. D. 

Also, 

Presented an ordinance tor a sidewalk on the 
west side of EMon road, from Milwaukee avenue 
to the C. & N. W. R. W, crossing. 

Referred to Committee on S treets and Alleys, 
W. D. 

Also, 

Submitted sundry ordinances for sidewalks in 
the North Division, as follows : 

On the south side of Asylum place, between Hal- 
sted and Franklin st reets ; 

On the south i ide of Sophia street, between 
Franklin and Larrabee streees ; 

On the south side of Centre street, between 
Clark and Sedgwick streets, and from Hurlbut to 
llaistea streets ; 

On the north side of Linden street, between Sedg- 
wick and Larrabee streets : 



On the east side of Larrabee street from Centre 
street to Little Fort Load ; 

On the south side of Olybourne place, between 
Clybourne avenue and Clybourne bridsre ; 

On the eas* side of Sedgwick street, between 
North ar.d Leiden avenues : 

On the south side of Menominee 6treet, between 
Mohawk and Larrabee streets. 

On the west side of Little Fort Road, between 
Wells and Hurlbut streets. 

On the south side of Willow sireet, from Orchard 
street to Balsted btreet. 

On both sides of North Grove street, between 
Orchard and Larrabee streets ; all of which were 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
N. D. 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 

FINANCE. 

Aid. Bond, of Committee on Finance, to whom 
had been referred the pelition of (J. H. Beers, ask- 
ing for the remission of taxes, reported adversely 
thereto. 

Report accepted and concurred in. 

Also, 

Of the same committee, to whom had been re- 
ferred the petition of Geo. schnendt, for damages 
occasioned by loss of a horse, reported adversely 
thereto 

AM. Woodman moved to lay the report upon the 
table. Carried. 

Aid. Wicker moved to refer the matter to Com- 
mittee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Ruh moved to lay the motion on the table. 

Carried. 

Aid. Hottinger moved that the petitioner be al- 
lowed 1 100 for his horse. 

Aid. Barrett moved as an amendment that the 
matter be referred tolne Finance Committee and 
Comptroller with power 10 act. 

Aid. Woodman moved to lay the amendment on 
the table. 

Ca'iied. 

Aid. RafTerty moved as an amendment, that the 
amount be fixed at $75.00. 
The amendment prevailed by the folio-wing vote : 
Ayes— Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, Barrett, McRoy, 
Sheridan, Wallwork, Hatch, Sherwin, Moor:, Raf- 
ferty, Talcott, Bixby, Gastfield. Franzen, Proud- 
foot, Hot unger, Run, Skackford, Woor-man and 
Clark- 20. 

No is — Aid. Carter, Wicker, Wiimarth, Kann. 
Woodard, Holden, Bond, Huntley and Lawson— 9. 
Also. 

Of the same committee, reported in favor of re- 
mitting an additional amount of $50 of the fines im- 
posed upon Frank Nowak, making $100 in all. 

Report concurred in oy aye3 ana noes as follows : 

Ayes— Aid. Gage. Knickerbocker, Carter, Barrett, 
Wicker, McRoy, Wiimarth, hheiidan, Kann, Wall- 
work, Hatch, Sherwin, Moore, Raaerty, Wood- 
ard, Talcott. Bixby, Bond, Huntley, Gastfield, 
Franzen, Proudfoot, Bottmger, Run. Lawson, 
Shackford, Woodman Clark— 28. 

Noes— Aid. Holden— 1. 

Also, 

Of the same committee, reported in favor of re- 
mitting f 23 of a fine imposed upon Peter Beady. 

Report concurred in by ayes and noes as follows : 

AytS— Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, Carter, Bar- 
rett, Wicker, McRoy, Wilmanh, Sheridan, Kann, 
Wallwork, Hatch, Sherwm, Moore, RatFerty, Wood- 
ard, Talcott, Holden, Bixby, Bond, Huntley, Cast- 
field, Franzen, Proudfoot, Hot r mger, Ruh, Lawson, 
Shackford, Woodman, Clark — 29. 

Noes— None. 

Also 

Of the same committee, reported in iavor of grant- 
ing the petition of the Redemptorist Fatneis of 
Chicago for remission of taxes. 

Report concurred in by ayes and noes as follows : 

A?jt>s— Aid. Gage, Knickerbocker, Carter, Bar- 
rett, Wicker. McRoy, Wiimarth, Sheridan, Kann, 
Wallwork, Hatch, Sherwin, Moore, Rafferty, Woou- 
ard. Talcott, Holden, Bixby, tiond, Huntley, Gas-- 
field, Franzen, Proudfoot, Hottinger, Ruh, Lawson, 
Shackforr!, Woodman, Clark— -29. 

Noes — None. 



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Alec, 

Df the f ftOQ6 committee, to w hom hnd been rc- 

i ( . red tne petition or Lnno A Mcbogb nid Wil- 
liam WoonrnfC reported intavorot the parage of 
l In- following ordrr : 

< /"i 1 1 i i' /, I Iim t ihe Board or I'uhlic Works bo. 

tod lire hereby, enthorlred to pay lo William 

VVoodniil' and u> l.iin; n A M Iiul-Ii. f-euercon- 

ir.n iox , ih" fifteen per cv.ni oi) be work completed 
l>y them, or either ul Inem* ud locepted by said 
Board . 

iiVpor! concurred in mid ord< r p.'iv-d, by nyon 

find dock iim lollow.s : 

■i « — ild.Gaite, * '.'ii I ir, Barrett, Wicker. McUoy, 

Win: rib, Bberldar., Wnllwork. Hatch, sh;r'.vin, 

"^f - ore, Rafferty. Woodard. Talcott, Qolden, Bisby, 
Rood, Gastflela. Aoudtoot, HotUnger, Shackionl. 
\\ oodman, I lark— 98. 
Aots— Aid. Knicl arbocker, Kaun— 2. 

A 1-0, 

Of the SaJ&G committee, to whom had boon re- 
ferred a commnnication troin Catting. McClelland 
! Co., In relation to a contract with the Board of 
Public W'orkHlor furnishing sewerage brick, report- 
ed that the petitioners baaaskeo tor nothing, and 
I bereiore tne Committee had no recommendation 
to make, 

Keport accepted and concurred Id. 

RAILROADS. / 

Aid. Talcott. of Committee on Railroad*, sub- 
mitied the following report, which was ordered 

to be 

Laid over and published. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the- City of Chicago 

in Common Council as.-emb ed : 
our Committee ou Railroads, to whom was re- 
ferred an ordinance asking for the right of v<ay in 
and upon certain street^ therein named, by the 

oi l hern Railroad Company, having had the same 
under advisement, report as follows : 

Your Committee believe the tak ng of streets for 
railroa i purposes, in one view of the case, to be 
wrong; but when we look at the matier in another 
light, the end sought for seems to justify the taking 
ot <uch streets as will accommodate the main irunK 
roads running into the city. And as your Commit- 
tee believe tue IN or them Railroad to be one of 
great imoortance to the commercial interests of the 
city, opening up, as it does, a competing hue of 
road to the entire NortWwest, we, Uiereiore. be- 
lieve (hat tha benefits to be derived would be much 
greater ihan the damages would be upon the route 
asked for in said ordinance. The route from 
Kingsbury street to ISorth avenue will open up 
about oue and a half miles of dock property, which 
at ihepresent time is of much less value than other 
propeny of a similar kind, bv reason of its being 
excluded from railroad facilities. From North av- 
enue to the city limits the property is not 
occupied, and is only subdivided into blocks, 
as Ruown by the city maps. Your Committee 
are not aware of any damages being paid 
by any of the various railroaas which now 
occupy our streets, and it would seem to be 
hardly just to prohibit, a leading trunk road 
from entering tha citv upon as favorable terms 
as oi her roads which have obtained their franchises 
in limes past. Your Committee have recommended 
m the ordinance herewith submitted, that Ihe said 
Northern Railroad Company shall fill the streets so 
occupied to grade wherever they shall De ordered 
to grade ; also, to pave and keep any and all Iracks 
iu good order which shall be laid down and used 
by said company, believing that such improve- 
ment would be a fair equivalent lor tne use of the 
streets so occupied. 

The ordinance we herewith preseni has been care- 
fully prepared by the Counsel to the Corporation, 
and we retpeci fully ask its passage. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

M. Talcott, 
Joseph bHERWiN. 
An Ordinance concerning the Northern Railway 

Company. 

B° it ordained by the Common Council of tht City 
of C&ago: 

Suction 1. That permission and authority be and 



the fame ii hereby given and granted to the North- 
ern Railway Company to lav down, maintain and 
operate a railroad irack with necessary switches, 
■ turnout*, fldc-trac-\n and branchcn extending to 
adjoining lo'& and land* ai BUI y be oeceil < i y to I DC 
- uccebHul mm: and operation oi nabl railway, within 

the limit* of the city of Chicago, upon the street! 

jiiid alleys here matter named, und upon Itl own 
land* or such lands oh it may acquire l>y purchase 

or oi herwlse on the said streets and alleys to wit i 
Un Sheffield avenue, coinineDOlng at ihe nortnern 

boundary or city limits, llienee 100th 00 said t-t reel 
or avenue lo Hawthorn* em :• ■. 'In nee on and 

along Haw i borne avenue to its Intersection with 
tlalsted streets Thence on ai direct a hue a3 may 
be practicable to KiDgubury street. Thence souin 
on Kingnbury street to Kinzie .- 1 icet. haul corporn 

don shall nave the right to lay down their [rack 

upon the alley running through the DlOCk> between 
Crosby street and llawiuonie avenue, or tocon- 
linuc its track upon ilawtliorne avenue to Larrabee 
ntreet, and thence down Larrabee and Bobertl 
streets to Erie (street, nstcad of laying it ii[>orj 
lands adjoining, if it shall